More Than 730 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak

October 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 732 illnesses in 35 states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cucumbers were distributed in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, […]

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment

October 6, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients who have ovarian tissue removed and stored for later transplantation have a chance at a successful pregnancy, a new study finds.
Powerful chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer can impair a woman’s fertility. This new study shows that ovarian tissue transplants are safe […]

Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study

October 6, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman’s chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says.
The study of nearly 174,000 Dutch breast cancer patients found that survival rates improved between 1999 and 2012 — and that […]

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

October 6, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed “right-to-die” legislation that would allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives.

You Need Face-to-Face Contact for Your Mental Health

October 6, 2015

While your days may be filled with electronic communications, a new study suggests that face-to-face contact may have more power to keep depression at bay, at least if you are older.

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital

October 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Newborns with drug withdrawal syndrome are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than those without the condition, a new study finds.
Drug withdrawal syndrome can occur shortly after birth in babies whose mothers abuse narcotic painkillers during pregnancy. These infants are at increased risk for breathing and […]

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC

October 6, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. hospitals have made significant improvements to breast-feeding support programs in recent years, providing better help to new mothers, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
Nearly twice as many hospitals have adopted most of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding initiative, a global standard for hospital support […]

Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

October 6, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Minimally invasive surgery does not match standard surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer, new research indicates.
The finding is based on a pair of studies, one conducted in the United States and Canada, and the other conducted in Australia and New Zealand.
“Back in 2000, research […]

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women’s Kidneys, Study Suggests

October 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hormone replacement therapy may be good for a woman’s kidneys, a preliminary study suggests.
“The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women are still an area of active debate, and the effect of hormone replacement therapy on the kidney has shown variable results,” said study author […]

Rehab May Not Help After Broken Ankle: Study

October 6, 2015

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — After a broken ankle, many patients embark on an exercise-based rehabilitation program to help speed healing and regain mobility. But a new study out of Australia casts some doubt on whether these programs help.
The findings suggest that routine care for patients should not include “a supervised exercise program,” […]



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