Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

November 26, 2014

By Alex KramerHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research.
The study found that those who were heaviest had almost 65 percent reduced odds of disease remission. Being underweight also lowered the odds of […]


No Link Between Acetaminophen in Pregnancy, Asthma in Kids: Study

November 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, during pregnancy or giving it to young children does not raise the risk of childhood asthma, a new study finds.
Concerns have been raised that the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and/or early in a child’s life may be associated with the development […]


Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

November 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.
The analysis of data from 184 countries showed that excess weight was associated with 345,000 (5.4 percent) of new cancers […]


FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue

November 25, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided on Tuesday not to recommend the agency issue a strong warning against the general use of steroid injections for back pain.
The shots are commonly used to treat back pain, but they have never […]


Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

November 25, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents need to take an active role in protecting their children from sports concussions, an expert warns.
Parents must make sure sports-playing teens have the right protective gear and undergo standard, Dr. David Dodick, chair of the American Migraine Foundation and a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic […]


FDA Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue

November 25, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided on Tuesday not to add a strong warning against the general use of steroid injections for back pain.
The shots are commonly used to treat back pain, but they have never been approved for […]


Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness

November 25, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children who attend a full-day preschool program are better prepared for elementary school success than children who attend a part-day program, a new study has found.
Chicago preschoolers who went the whole day rather than a half-day had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills, […]


Most Americans With HIV Don’t Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

November 25, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than one-third of Americans living with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, with many either not receiving regular medical care or unaware they carry the virus, a new U.S. study finds.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study estimates that 70 […]


Infants With Eczema May Be More Prone to Peanut Allergy: Study

November 25, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to peanut protein in household dust may increase the risk of peanut allergy in infants with the skin condition eczema, a new study reveals.
About 2 percent of school-aged children in the United States are allergic to peanuts. And severe eczema in infants has been linked to food […]


FDA Panel Mulls Worth of Steroid Shots For Back Pain

November 25, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An expert advisory panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will decide Tuesday whether to recommend that doctors stop giving steroid injections for back pain.
These shots are commonly used to treat back pain, but they are not approved for this use and whether the […]




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