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Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study
Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delivering vitamin D supplements to homebound seniors might help lower their risk of falls, a new study suggests. Previous research has found vitamin D plays ...
Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School
Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School SATURDAY, Aug. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the new school year here, parents might think about measures to protect their children's spinal health, an expert says. "Parents should be attentive to the amou...
Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births
Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In low-risk pregnancies, delivery of the baby by a family doctor or an obstetrician is equally safe, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed nearly 800,000 birth...
Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds
Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows. There has been debate about the effectivene...
False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study
False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram f...
Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccines offer moderate protection throughout most of the flu season, a new study shows. The research included more than 1,700 Americans of a...
Female Libido Pill Approved
Female Libido Pill Approved WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Addyi (flibanserin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first drug to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women. The drug is for women who d...
FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions
FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women -- With Restrictions TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the so-called "little pink pill" -- a controversial drug intended to boost flagging sex drive ...
Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers
Florida Laws May Help Lower Abuse of Prescription Painkillers MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New legislation designed to rein in prescription narcotic abuse in the state of Florida has prompted a small, but quick decrease in narcotic painki...
FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon
FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could soon approve a controversial drug aimed at boosting libido in women. If it gets the agency's nod, flibanserin would b...