Posted 7:00 AM 5/17/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Liver transplants to treat a common type of liver cancer are a viable option for people infected with HIV, according to new research.
The Italian study, published May 10 in the journal The Oncologist, found that the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/16/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The tainted steroid injections linked to 55 recent U.S. deaths also caused many less lethal infections, more than half of them concentrated in Michigan, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Spinal meningitis deaths caused by contaminated (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/14/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dialysis facilities could cut bloodstream infection rates among their patients by up to half by following a set of recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to new research.
The CDC suggested that adopting their (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who come down with the flu during pregnancy may be at increased risk of having a child who develops bipolar disorder, a new study suggests.
The chance of a child eventually developing the mental health disorder was nearly four times higher when (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of Americans who are infected with hepatitis C undergo follow-up testing to determine if they are still infected, federal officials reported Tuesday.
"Many people who test positive on an initial hepatitis C test are not receiving the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Yearly flu vaccinations are safe for children with inflammatory bowel disease, but too few of these youngsters get a flu shot because their parents worry about possible side effects, researchers report.
Not only does vaccination help protect against the (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often are advised to replace children's toothbrushes after they've had strep throat, but that might be misguided, a new study suggests.
"It is probably unnecessary to throw away your toothbrush after a diagnosis of strep throat," study co-author (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/2/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Spring and summer send lots of people outdoors to enjoy the warm weather, but experts say that also brings an increase in cuts, scrapes and puncture wounds.
In the event of these types of injuries, doctors from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center advised (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/1/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used antibiotic azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax) -- under scrutiny recently because it may increase the risk of death for those with existing heart disease -- appears to be safe for young and middle-aged adults without heart problems, according to a (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/30/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Preteen girls may get the same immune response against human papillomavirus (HPV) with two doses of vaccine as young women get with the full three-shot series, a new study suggests.
HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that causes cervical cancer (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/29/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for virtually every adult to be routinely screened for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
The updated recommendations, which are published in the April 30 issue of the journal Annals of (More)