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Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo
Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only been tested in one patient so far, but researchers report that a drug for rheumatoid arthritis may be a promising treatment for the discol...
Deadly Fungus Killing U.S. Snakes Similar to That Seen in Bats
Deadly Fungus Killing U.S. Snakes Similar to That Seen in Bats THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For years, a deadly fungus has been decimating bat populations across the United States. Now scientists say a similar, often fatal, fungal infec...
Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms
Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a ne...
Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death?
Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death? TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One small genetic change may have transformed Yersinia pestis -- the plague bacteria -- from a relatively mild germ into the deadly bug that killed millions in th...
Drug May Be Antidote to Bleeding Tied to Blood Thinner Pradaxa
Drug May Be Antidote to Bleeding Tied to Blood Thinner Pradaxa MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The new blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) is being widely used, but it comes with one serious drawback: rare but dangerous cases of sudden, uncon...
Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines
Doctors Should Urge Against Pot Use During Pregnancy: Guidelines MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should discourage women from using marijuana during pregnancy, due to the potential effects that pot's active ingredients can have on a ...
Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track
Daily Weigh-Ins Keep Dieters on Track FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking your weight every day could help you slim down, researchers report. A two-year Cornell University study found that tracking the results of daily weight checks on ...
D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study
D & C Procedures May Raise Risk of Preterm Birth: Study WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests. Dilation and curettag...
Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan
Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing which diet you like best may not mean you'll lose more weight. In fact, picking a weight-loss plan based on your food preferences ...
Dermatologist's Tips for Reducing Scars After Cuts, Scrapes
Dermatologist's Tips for Reducing Scars After Cuts, Scrapes MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- During the summer, people tend to get more scrapes, cuts and scratches, which can lead to scars. But there are a number of things you can do to reduc...