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Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strapping an oxygen mask to someone suffering a heart attack might make their heart attack worse, new research suggests. Heart attack victims treated with oxygen end...
Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds
Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans are absent from work more often than their normal-weight colleagues, and these absences cost the U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, a new stud...
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in Nor...
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity may change the way young people react to chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, new research suggests. The study showed that obesity made young...
Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk
Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fracture...
Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban
Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday asked Americans not to give way to panic over Ebola, and he repeated his opposition to a travel ban for flights from aff...
Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar'
Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar' FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama on Friday appointed Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted White House adviser, as Ebola "czar." His role: to oversee th...
Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds
Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An older antibiotic called vancomycin is still effective in treating dangerous Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, a new study finds...
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and obesity tend to go hand in hand, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. The combination was so common that 43 percent of depressed adults ...
Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests
Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extra pounds cause the liver to age faster, potentially explaining why obesity is linked to diseases like liver cancer and insulin resistance, new research ...