FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday.
As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With tropical storm Erika motoring toward the southeastern United States, hurricane season is clearly under way and people who live in the paths of these dangerous storms need to be prepared.
Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many elderly cancer
patients use alternative medicines, including some that could
interfere with their treatment, a new study shows.
Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many health-care
providers don't follow guidelines meant to reduce the risk of
infection from catheters placed in the arteries of intensive care
unit patients, a new study finds.
Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the U.S.
military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows.
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can spur math
anxiety and poor math performance in children, a new study
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting or returning
to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can
help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says.
FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repatha (evolocumab)
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the
second non-statin drug in its class approved to treat high
Health Highlights: Aug 28, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oral contraceptives --
also known as birth control pills -- may ease pain and improve
functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German
Many Parents Unaware of Dangers E-Cigarettes Pose to Little Kids: Survey
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't
understand that the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes
poses a serious danger to young children, a new survey
Obesity May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Stillbirth
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pregnant women
may have a nearly twofold increased risk of stillbirth, a new study
Health Tip: Dive Safely
(HealthDay News) -- Reckless diving can lead to serious injury,
including permanent paralysis.
Health Tip: Skip the Salt in Your Child's Lunch
(HealthDay News) -- The average child consumes too much salt
each day, and some children even have high blood pressure.
FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and
Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part
of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of
"bad" LDL cholesterol.
'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The dark look
associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture
appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers,