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Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters
Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many kidney dialysis patients may be unprepared for natural disasters, a new study finds. These patients with kidney disease depend on machines at tre...
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A young Baltimore boy has two new transplanted hands to replace ones he lost to amputation five years ago, his doctors announced Tuesday. Zion Harvey, 8...
Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors
Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a rare piece of good news about the U.S. health care system, a new study finds that deaths, hospital stays and spending are all falling among ol...
Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients. Now, a new study finds that the drug tamsulosin (Flom...
Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds
Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drones can be used to transport blood samples short distances, a new study finds. Johns Hopkins University researchers found that common and routine blo...
Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?
Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives? FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows. The ...
Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study
Dementia Meds May Lead to Harmful Weight Loss: Study MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A class of drugs widely used to treat dementia -- called cholinesterase inhibitors -- could cause harmful weight loss in some patients, a new study suggests....
Dogs Have Special Spot in Brain for Human Faces
Dogs Have Special Spot in Brain for Human Faces TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs process human faces in a specific region of their brains, researchers report. "Our findings show that dogs have an innate way to process faces in their brai...
Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?
Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets? MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting. The study included 128 college-aged women who...
Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study
Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug companies may be endangering the lives of patients by not promptly reporting cases of drug-related illness or death to federal regulators, a new...