Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options: Study

July 26, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — For some brain cancer patients, pinpoint radiation of tumors, known as stereotactic radiosurgery, appears to do less damage to mental abilities than whole brain radiation, a new study finds.
Neither technique cures cancer that has spread to the brain, but both temporarily stop tumors from […]

FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it’s strengthening label warnings on a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones because the drugs can lead to disabling side effects, including long-term nerve damage and ruptured tendons.
The agency also cautioned that these bacteria-fighting drugs — including levofloxacin (Levaquin) and […]

2 in 10 Alzheimer’s Cases May Be Misdiagnosed

July 26, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Alzheimer’s disease is often misdiagnosed, possibly causing undue stress for those who don’t have the disease but are told they do, and delays in treatment for others, two new studies reveal.
Although no cure or effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease exists, a correct diagnosis is […]

Roll Up Your Sleeves: Red Cross Says Blood Need ‘Urgent’

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The American Red Cross says it has an urgent need for blood donations, with less than a five-day supply of blood on hand to help those who need it.
“The Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood and platelet donors to give now and help save […]

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.
The flu shot also appeared to protect those with type 2 diabetes from hospitalizations for stroke, as well as heart and breathing problems, the study said.
British researchers looked at […]

U.S. Panel Says Evidence ‘Insufficient’ to Recommend Skin Cancer Screenings

July 26, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There currently isn’t enough scientific proof to recommend regular full-body exams for skin cancer as a means of preventing deaths from these cancers, a leading panel of U.S. preventive health experts has concluded.
An updated evidence review found scant evidence on either the benefits or harms […]

‘Heat Dome’ Not Budging Until Week’s End

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The massive “heat dome” that has blanketed the eastern United States with oppressive heat and humidity for days will not be budging before the end of the week, weather forecasters said Tuesday.
“With no strong pushes of cool air from Canada on the horizon, people from the mid-Atlantic to […]

Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics, Study Says

July 26, 2016

Travelers and competitors at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are not likely to contract the Zika virus during their stay or bring it back to their home countries, Yale University experts contend in a new report.

Teasing Out Where the Tokers Live

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Whether you smoke pot might depend on what part of the United States you live in, a new survey suggests.
Marijuana use by Americans is highest in the West and lowest in the South, according to a federal government report that also examined people’s beliefs about the risk of […]

Put Birth Control in Place Right After Childbirth

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Obstetrician-gynecologists should counsel pregnant women about use of long-acting reversible contraception, such as implants and IUDs, immediately after they give birth, a leading group of U.S. doctors says.
The goal is to prevent accidental pregnancy or another pregnancy too soon, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) explained […]



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