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U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials
U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two U.S. government agencies have proposed new rules that will make it easier for everyone to know whether a clinical trial was successful or ...
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Drops to New Low: CDC WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said. In fact, the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 ...
U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows
U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new glob...
U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says
U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New federal mandates controlling the types of meals served at U.S. schools may actually promote eating habits tied to obesity and diabete...
Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters
Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, shift work disorder and restless leg syndrome are common among firefighters, new research shows. The...
U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs, Experts Say
U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs, Experts Say WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Market forces are dramatically driving up the cost of some generic drugs, prompting U.S. investigations into the pricing of what should be cheap alter...
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that state laws requiring "universal" motorcycle helmet use -- instead of helmet laws just for certain ages -- may lower the rate...
U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care
U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. health care system ranks dead last compared to other industrialized nations when it comes to affordability and patient access, accordi...
Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns
Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research. The tiny, oval seeds -- a rich source ...
U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report
U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are planning to tighten recommendations for health care workers treating Ebola patients. The new guidelines, which hav...