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Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression
Narcotic Painkiller Use Tied to Higher Risk for Depression FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds. The study focuses on a...
New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved
New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination antibiotic Avycaz (ceftazidime-avibactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with complicated infections of the intra-ab...
Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines
Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to...
New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins
New Device Treats Superficial Varicose Veins FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The VenaSeal closure system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat superficial varicose veins in the leg that appear close to the skin ...
Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks
Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A blood thinner already used to treat dangerous blood clots in the limbs and lungs appears to be safer in treating certain heart attacks than the mo...
New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain
New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain tumors are notoriously tricky for surgeons, who may leave too much cancerous tissue behind or cut into vital, healthy brain tissue. However, two new s...
New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer, Study Finds
New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer, Study Finds THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new thyroid cancer drug can delay the progression of the disease almost five times longer than a placebo in people with recurring cancer, according t...
Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows
Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger pe...
New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness affecting up to 2.5 million Americans, may soon get a new name and set of diagnostic criteria. In a report...
Naps May Improve Your Health
Naps May Improve Your Health TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brief daytime naps might protect you against the harmful health effects of a poor night's sleep, a new study suggests. Specifically, naps appeared to restore hormones and proteins...