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Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study
Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking might hamper treatment for alcohol abuse, a new study indicates. "The data suggest that smoking is associated with difficulties in alcohol tr...
Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts
Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts SUNDAY, Dec. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently than less experienced pilots, which explains why they make better decisions during landings, a new study show...
Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC
Syphilis on the Rise Among Gay, Bisexual Men: CDC TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of syphilis in the United States jumped 10 percent from 2012 to 2013, with gay and bisexual men accounting for 75 percent of the increase,...
Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability
Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a stent to capture and remove a stroke-causing blood clot is safe and improves recovery, Dutch researchers report. About one-third of patients who had the p...
Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola
Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A screening test has identified more than 50 drugs that could be helpful in treating people with Ebola, researchers report. The drugs, which are al...
Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study
Seniors Still Given Potentially Dangerous Sedatives: Study WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors continue to prescribe sedatives such as Xanax or Valium for seniors despite the significant risks they pose, a new study contends. The drug...
Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug
Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new ...
Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. How much...
Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study
Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms -- moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- and ...
Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk
Scratch From Pet Rat Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The tragic death from "rat-bite fever" of a 10-year-old San Diego boy highlights the risk carried by the pet rodents, according to a report from the U.S. C...