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U.S. Still Lags in Infant Mortality Rates, Report Finds
U.S. Still Lags in Infant Mortality Rates, Report Finds WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More babies are dying before they turn 1-year-old in the United States than in most of Europe and several other developed countries, a new U.S. gover...
U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain
U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government announced Thursday that it will launch a massive research effort to explore alternative ways of managing chronic pain among mem...
Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications: Study
Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications: Study FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Screening and treating patients for obstructive sleep apnea before they have surgery may reduce their risk of cardiovascular complications...
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C. FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to firearm deaths, Hawaii has the fewest gun deaths in the United States, while the District of Columbia has the highest, according to new resea...
Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds
Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found. "Our study shows that te...
U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way
U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' belt size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's, according to new government research. The average wa...
U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son
U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Hospital Visit From Wife, Son SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The wife and eldest son of the third American medical missionary to be infected with Ebola while working in West Africa met with him Saturday at the Nebras...
U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial
U.S. Launches Ebola Vaccine Trial THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two women have been given an experimental Ebola vaccine as the U.S. National Institutes of Health launches a much-anticipated trial to combat the often-lethal virus that has...
U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers
U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is going ahead with tough new controls on painkillers containing hydrocodone, which has been tied to a su...
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds
U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall lung cancer rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good -- the...