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)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/27/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Just days after one Mississippi man was cleared of charges that he sent ricin-laced letters to President Obama, a Republican senator and a judge, federal agents have arrested a second Mississippi man in connection with the crime.
According to the (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing Facebook users' interests could help public health researchers predict, track and map obesity rates in specific cities, towns and neighborhoods across the United States, a new study says.
This type of information could be used to design (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to confirm that the H7N9 bird flu virus is passed from birds to people. But the study did not find evidence of person-to-person transmission.
In the study, Chinese scientists provide details about four cases of human H7N9 (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who were children and teens when they developed thyroid cancer after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 are now in total or nearly complete remission, a new study indicates.
The finding is good news for people exposed to radiation (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/22/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Missed or wrong diagnoses made up the lion's share of U.S. malpractice payouts -- which totaled nearly $39 billion -- during the past 25 years, finds a new study of more than 350,000 claims.
"These are the most common and the most costly of all (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/19/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Black, Asian and Hispanic Americans are less likely than whites to believe they will get cancer, even though they are actually more likely to develop cancer and die from it, according to a new study.
The findings suggest that minority groups need to be (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment for a new coronavirus that has caused 11 deaths, mostly in the Middle East, shows promise in early tests, U.S. government researchers report.
The investigators discovered that a combination of two antiviral drugs -- ribavirin and (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/17/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- A preliminary, inconclusive test suggests the deadly toxin ricin was in a letter sent to President Obama on Tuesday, officials report.
The case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.
The letter was intercepted at the White House (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/16/2013 by E.J. Mundell
TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to help curb the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it is approving new labeling for a reformulated version of Oxycontin that its maker claims will be harder to abuse.
Posted 5:00 PM 4/15/2013 by HealthDay staff
MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100 people, according to published reports.
The dead included an 8-year-old boy, the Boston Globe reported (More)