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Pets Can Spread Infections to People: Review
Pets Can Spread Infections to People: Review MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pets can transfer infections to humans, especially young children, seniors, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems, experts report. Pet owners and h...
Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Rashes Can Be Serious
Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Rashes Can Be Serious THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Itchy, blistering rashes from poison ivy, oak and sumac are common and are caused by an oil in the plants called urushiol. Usually, you can deal with these ra...
Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds
Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows. The huge price increases...
Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground
Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are more likely to suffer playground injuries when their parents are texting or talking on a cell phone, a new study shows. Even cha...
Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners
Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as at...
Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says
Pot Plus Booze Doubles Odds for Drunk Driving, Study Says TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinkers who smoke marijuana as they imbibe are twice as likely to drive drunk compared with people who stick to alcohol alone, a new study reports. ...
Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says
Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy may be just as good as surgery for older adults with a type of chronic lower back pain, new research suggests. Standard...
Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study
Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pouch-like structure in the heart may be the source of some strokes that have no other known cause, a new study suggests. This pouch in the heart's left...
Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic
Placenta Test Measures Babies' Exposure to Arsenic TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's placenta can reliably measure exposure to the toxic metal arsenic in both the mother and her unborn baby, new research finds. "Our finding...
Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds
Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of packaged grocery store foods included in a new study contained too much added salt, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. That's im...