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For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...
For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football... FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has shown that football can take a terrible toll on the human brain, with repeated hits to the head potentially adding up to brain ...
FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition
FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of Eylea, an injected drug, to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic ma...
FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds
FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially life-threatening slowing of the heart can occur when the common heart drug amiodarone is taken with new hepatitis C med...
Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking
Fetal Faces Seem to React to Mom's Smoking WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn't. The ...
Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades
Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Free school breakfasts may help low-income students do better in the classroom, a new study suggests. Students at elementary schools that offered free break...
For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese
For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In Mexican-Americans, heart-damaging risk factors such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar levels are common, even in the absence of obesit...
Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure
Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure SUNDAY, March 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Folic acid -- the same nutrient women take in pregnancy to help ward off birth defects -- may also help lower stroke risk in people with ...
FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks
FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued final recommendations for the cleaning and sterilization of medical devices used in inv...
FDA OK of 1st 'Biosimilar' Drug May Mean Cheaper Options for Patients
FDA OK of 1st 'Biosimilar' Drug May Mean Cheaper Options for Patients FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the nation's first "biosimilar" drug, a move that could lead to more affordable me...
First Device Approved for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis
First Device Approved for Dialysis-Related Amyloidosis FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first device to treat dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA), a complication of dialysis used to treat ...