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Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought
Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thou...
Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks
Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat more plant foods than animal products may lower their risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke, a new large study suggests. Researchers found t...
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with pneumonia -- but unlike in years past, the cause is usually a respiratory virus, a large...
Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder
Vyvanse Approved for Binge-Eating Disorder MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with recurring bouts of compulsive overeating known as...
Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study
Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals...
Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities
Vaccine Opponents Often Cluster in Communities MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated appear to be clustered in certain areas, a new study suggests. Among more than 150,000 children in 13 countie...
Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants
Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rotavirus is a relatively common infection of infants and -- especially in poorer countries -- can cause sometimes fatal diarrhea and vomiting. However...
Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds
Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say....
Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise
Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise SUNDAY, Dec. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine created to fight an illness similar to "mad cow disease" in deer might also protect livestock and even humans from similar brain infe...
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving flu shots to schoolchildren also protects others, a new study finds. "The effect of school-based vaccination was profound, both on the students and ...