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Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC
Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health official...
DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man's disease, a new stu...
Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies? FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests. Researchers analyze...
Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says
Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new ultra-sensitive test, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with diabetes may have a sixfold higher risk of heart failure even ...
Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds
Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival, Study Finds TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. women with early stage breast cancer are choosing to have both breasts removed as a precautionary step, although the double mastectomy provide...
Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says
Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily exercise may significantly reduce the risk of heart failure, according to new research. Heart failure, a common, disabling condition in older ...
Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says
Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failu...
Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds
Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Transporting donated livers long distances does not affect the quality of the organs, according to new research. This finding may impact the number ...
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds ...
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to n...