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Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study
Narcotic Painkillers in Pregnancy Common, Harmful to Baby: Study MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through ...
New Drug Shows Promise for MS
New Drug Shows Promise for MS TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to repair nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, results of an early trial suggest. MS, an often disabling disease of the central ne...
New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending
New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay New) -- New medicines targeting conditions like hepatitis C, cancer and multiple sclerosis helped to propel drug spending to its highest level in more than a decade, a n...
New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors
New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompani...
Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way
Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who avoid doing homework and don't care about getting A's may have inherited their indifference toward school from their parents, new research sugges...
Number of Uninsured Adults Decreasing Under Obamacare
Number of Uninsured Adults Decreasing Under Obamacare FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' access to health care is improving under President Barack Obama's health care law, with greater gains among blacks and Hispanics than among whi...
New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins
New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If all doctors followed new cholesterol guidelines aimed at children, almost half a million Americans aged 17 to 21 would be prescribed a ch...
New Test Helps Diagnose Delayed Stomach Emptying
New Test Helps Diagnose Delayed Stomach Emptying MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new breath test has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help doctors diagnose a condition called gastroparesis, a delay in emptying of s...
Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance' WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A DNA-based blood test appears to be more effective in detecting possible Down syndrome in unborn children than other screening methods for the genetic di...
Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds
Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep. That's the c...