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Generic Form of Nexium Approved
Generic Form of Nexium Approved MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug helps treat GERD, which stands for gas...
Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later
Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping well during middle age may be an "investment" that leads to better mental functioning later in life, a new review finds. It's known that sound sleep bo...
Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study
Good Sleep Habits, Enforced Rules Help Kids Sleep: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A regular bedtime and other sleep-related rules help children and teens get a good night's sleep, a new study suggests. "Good quality and sufficient s...
Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says
Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls tend to get better grades in reading, math and science than boys, according to a new study that challenges the widely held belief that boys...
Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts
Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic changes that have occurred in the Ebola virus over the last few decades could make it more difficult for scientists to find ways to treat the...
Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection
Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare indicated recently that it might soon cover CT scans to check longtime smokers for early lung cancer, and these types of scans are becomin...
Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients
Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered new gene mutations linked to colon cancer in black Americans say their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatmen...
Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival
Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Longer and colder body cooling does not reduce the risk of death in newborns who have brain damage from a lack of oxygen, a new study finds...
Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection
Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the world of infectious diseases, one worrisome phenomenon is when an illness that originated in animals jumps over into people. The process -- known as...
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People around the world are living much longer than they did a few decades ago, a new study indicates. Worldwide life expectancy rose from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71....