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U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases
U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California has reached 87, health officials are reporting. The California ...
Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer
Use of 'the Pill' Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill...
Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women
Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who harbor the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori ) may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study sugge...
Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade
Use of Male IVF Procedure Doubled in the Past Decade TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although use of an IVF treatment for male infertility, known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), has doubled in the past decade, the procedure is n...
U.S. Birth Rate Continues Decline, CDC Reports
U.S. Birth Rate Continues Decline, CDC Reports THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. birth rate remained at an all-time low in 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. But as the economy continues to ...
Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After menopause, unhealthy insulin levels may predict breast cancer risk even more than excess weight, new research suggests. The new findings suggest "t...
U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining, Study Says
U.S. Painkiller Abuse 'Epidemic' May Be Declining, Study Says WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. "epidemic" of prescription-painkiller abuse may be starting to reverse course, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, publish...
U.S. Bicyclist Deaths on the Rise, Study Finds
U.S. Bicyclist Deaths on the Rise, Study Finds FRIDAY, Jan. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of bicyclist fatalities in the United States is increasing, particularly among adults in major cities, a recent study shows. After decreasing from 1975 ...
U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills
U.S. Taxpayers Burdened by Smoking-Related Ills THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that...
Use Your Space Heater Safely
Use Your Space Heater Safely SUNDAY, Dec. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The arrival of cold weather means many people are using space heaters to help keep their homes warm. The devices are safe when used properly, but misuse can result in burns and fire...