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Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior
Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As more genetic tests are developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one might think that high-risk people would be more proactive about ge...
Keep It Clean After Ear Piercings
Keep It Clean After Ear Piercings SATURDAY, Oct. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you get your ears pierced, you need to take steps to protect against infection, an expert says. "It's important to remember that pierced skin is skin that has been wounde...
Kids May Leave Hospital Sooner When Antibiotics Are Controlled
Kids May Leave Hospital Sooner When Antibiotics Are Controlled THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that children who are hospitalized get discharged sooner and come back less often when hospitals take extra efforts to control...
Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says
Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are more sedentary than those without the disorder, but they're fully capable of being more active, a small study suggests. Researcher...
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few children who take medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also undergo behavioral therapy, and the rates vary six-fold across...
Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds
Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study i...
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The severe respiratory virus believed to have sickened hundreds of U.S. children in Midwestern and Western states has now spread to the Northeast, health ...
Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds
Kidney and Thyroid Cancer Rates Up Among U.S. Children, Study Finds MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of cancer in American children and teens remained stable during the last decade, rates of thyroid cancer and kidney...
Keytruda Approved for Advanced Melanoma
Keytruda Approved for Advanced Melanoma THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Melanoma, accounting for ...
Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says
Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that children with autism appear to have excess synapses -- cellular connections -- in their brains compared with typical children...