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New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study
New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment known as ovarian suppression used along with an anti-estrogen drug normally given to older women appears to greatly reduce the...
No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says
No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don't raise the risk for breast cancer. ...
New Test Estimates Risk of Heart Disease
New Test Estimates Risk of Heart Disease MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new screening test designed to estimate a person's risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Results...
New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma
New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new system designed to eliminate germs in donated blood plasma and reduce the risk of transmitting a plasma-borne infection has been approved by the U.S. F...
Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders
Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's too soon to tell whether medical marijuana can help treat neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and ...
No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility
No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most women with celiac disease are not at increased risk for fertility problems, new research contends. Researchers analyzed data from more than 2 million women...
Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty
Nearly One-Third of Kids in U.S. Cities Live in Poverty FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of children in large U.S. cities live in poverty, a new report finds. In 2013, the poverty rate among children in the nation's 71 largest ...
New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect
New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New rules intended to create a more level playing field for those awaiting kidney transplants in the United States go into effect Thursday. The changes are designe...
New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds
New Parents Favor In-Depth Genetic Testing, Survey Finds THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many American parents would be interested in having their newborn baby undergo in-depth genetic screening to learn about potential health risks, a new ...
Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggles With Depression, Study Finds
Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggles With Depression, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 percent of Americans aged 12 and older were moderately to severely depressed during 2009 to 2012, U.S. health officials reported Wedne...