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U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC
U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall death rate from high blood pressure in the United States has increased 23 percent since 2000, even as the death rate from all other causes...
Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer
Urine Test Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A urine test might someday become a much-needed early detection test for kidney cancer, a new study suggests. "This research is very important and...
Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice
Ultrasound Used to Attack Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaque in Mice WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research in mice raises the possibility that an ultrasound-based treatment might help eliminate plaque buildup in the brain tha...
Unituxin Approved for Deadly Pediatric Cancer
Unituxin Approved for Deadly Pediatric Cancer TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Unituxin (dinutuximab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that most often a...
Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis
Ultrasound Treatment May Be Option for Plantar Fasciitis SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An ultrasound technique is showing early promise as a quick and minimally invasive treatment for the common and painful foot condition known as plantar ...
U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High
U.S. Pedestrian Death Rate Leveling Off, But Still Too High THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roads is expected to remain unchanged from 2013 to 2014, according to a report from the Governors Highway ...
U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story
U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. politicians and media outlets hyped the threat of U.S. cases of Ebola last year, according to a newly written personal account by D...
Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC
Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Rises Fivefold in a Decade: CDC TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of long-acting birth control methods such as IUDs or under-the-skin implants jumped fivefold between 2002 and 2011, according to a new ...
U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses
U.S. Officials Pinpoint Common Sources of Foodborne Illnesses TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beef, dairy, fruit and certain types of vegetables are among the most common sources for the four major types of foodborne illness that strike nea...
U.S. Dietary Guidelines Take Aim at Sugar
U.S. Dietary Guidelines Take Aim at Sugar FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stop chugging sugary soda and munching sweet treats. Cut back on red meats, butter and other sources of saturated fat. Lay off the salt shaker. Eat plenty of fruits an...