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  • Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People dying naturally of old age often receive unnecessary end-of-life medical treatments in hospitals, a new global study finds. The Australian-based research found that one-third of patients with advanced, irreversible chronic conditions were given treatments that didn't necessarily benefit them -- including admission to intensive care or chemotherapy -- in the last two weeks of their life. The study als...

  • Even 'Good' Insurance Comes With Hidden Hospital Bills

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    Even 'Good' Insurance Comes With Hidden Hospital Bills MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Quality private health insurance is no protection against large out-of-pocket bills following routine hospital stays, a new study warns. "Hidden" costs of hospitalization for privately insured adults rose more than 37 percent over five years, with patients paying more than $1,000 on average by 2013, researchers found. These hikes came in the form of deductibles, patient co-pays and so-called "co-insurances,"...

  • Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    Epclusa Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The combination drug Epclusa has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the six major strains of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Epclusa combines sofosbuvir, FDA-approved in 2013, and the new drug velpatasvir. For people with moderate-to-severe cirrhosis (chronic liver disease), Epclusa is approved to be used in combination with the drug ribavirin. Epclusa also is approved for use in people who ...

  • E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth

    Posted: 07/01/2016

    E-Cigs May Damage Cells in Mouth THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes, but a new study suggests that's not the case. In laboratory experiments on cultured cells, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that toxic substances and nanoparticles in e-cigarette vapors caused 85 percent of the tested cells to die. They said it's possible these substances can kill the top layer of skin cells i...

  • Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest. "Women may be overwhelmed with mixed messages about physical activity or exercise recommendations and opt to be inactive because they feel that they cannot meet the recommended amount of physical activity," said Kirsten Moysich, senior author of both studies. "Our findings suggest that any amount...

  • Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise

    Posted: 06/28/2016

    Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-boosting treatment for genital herpes shows promise, researchers report. The drug, called GEN-003, may reduce both virus activity and the number of days with recurrent herpes in patients. The treatment is given in a series of three injections and appears to last for up to one year, the investigators said. The researchers tested the vaccine on 310 people with a history of chronic, recurrent gen...

  • Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study

    Posted: 06/25/2016

    Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to battling a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, more extensive surgeries may be best to boost patient survival, researchers have concluded. The brain cancer -- called glioblastoma multiforme -- is often treated with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. However, the ideal combination of treatments for this cancer isn't clear. One expert said glioblastoma surgeries are ...

  • Expert Panel Reaffirms Need for Colon Cancer Screen Beginning at Age 50

    Posted: 06/23/2016

    Expert Panel Reaffirms Need for Colon Cancer Screen Beginning at Age 50 WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reiterating a recommendation last made in 2008, an influential U.S. panel of health experts is advocating that regular colon cancer screening begin at age 50 and continue until at least age 75. However, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force stopped short of saying any one screening method was better than another. "There are multiple screening options for colorectal cancer that reduce th...

  • Easing Your Child's Allergies

    Posted: 06/22/2016

    Easing Your Child's Allergies WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 40 percent of children in the United States have nasal allergies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. These kids likely have persistent sneezing, along with a stuffy or runny nose. These symptoms -- known as allergic rhinitis -- are more likely to develop if one or both parents have allergies, the agency noted. Nasal allergies can be caused by outdoor allergens such as plant pollens (seasonal allergies) or indoor al...

  • E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

    Posted: 06/20/2016

    E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens in the United States who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes compared to kids who never use the devices, a new study reports. A survey of about 300 high school students found a troubling pattern, although some experts disagree with the conclusions. "Adolescents who had never smoked, but who had used e-cigarettes, were substantially more likely to begin s...