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Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder
Promacta Approval Expanded to Kids With Rare Blood Disorder MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the drug Promacta (eltrombopag) has been expanded to include children one year and older with a rare bl...
Parents' Clothing Can Infect Newborns in Intensive Care
Parents' Clothing Can Infect Newborns in Intensive Care TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The clothing of parents and visitors may spread dangerous respiratory infections to infants in an neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a Australian stud...
Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals
Proposed NYC Law May Trim 54 Calories From Kids' Fast Food Meals MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City bill to improve the nutrition of children's fast food meals could reduce the average calories and improve the nutrition of these...
Progress Slows Against Heart Disease Deaths for Adults Under 55, Study Shows
Progress Slows Against Heart Disease Deaths for Adults Under 55, Study Shows MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a sharp drop in heart disease death rates among Americans 65 and older in recent decades, but declines in death rates...
Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study
Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Playing tackle football before the age of 12 may be linked to brain changes seen in pro football players who developed memory and thinking p...
People With Few Moles Apt to Develop Deadlier Skin Cancer: Study
People With Few Moles Apt to Develop Deadlier Skin Cancer: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have many moles are at increased risk for melanoma skin cancer, but people with fewer moles may be more likely to develop a more ag...
Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression
Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis may be twice as likely to experience depression as those without the common skin condition, regardless of its severity, a new study suggest...
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of eye injuries among girls playing high school field hockey dropped dramatically after a national requirement for protective eyewear was...
Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says
Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As New York City struggles to contain an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, two new U.S. government reports show the bacteria that ca...
Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days
Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days SATURDAY, Aug. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of children with diabetes need to plan how their child's condition will be managed while at school, experts say. "Diabetes is a disease that ...