Posted 12:00 PM 2/8/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The flu seems to be easing its grip on the United States, federal health officials reported Friday.
While influenza activity remained elevated, it decreased in most areas of the country during the week ending Feb. 2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need to be on the lookout for another counterfeit version of the injectable cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Wednesday.
Lab tests revealed that at least one batch of the counterfeit medicine -- (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Seeking to ease potentially dangerous shortages of a key cancer drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced it had fast-tracked the approval of the first generic form of one such medication, Doxil (doxorubicin).
"The agency is (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/1/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Continuing a trend that emerged late last month, flu activity remains high across the United States but there are reports that the number of infections may be leveling off in some regions of the country, federal health officials reported Friday.
For the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/31/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- States with so-called "Stand Your Ground" gun laws see about 30 percent more child firearm injuries compared to states without such laws, according to recent research.
Stand Your Ground laws, first adopted by Florida in 2005, allow people who feel (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/28/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Ever had a hospital stay and felt neglected by harried, distracted doctors?
You may not be alone: A new study finds that four out of every 10 doctors working in U.S. hospitals say they are overworked, and one out of five says these jammed schedules could (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/27/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Winter sports provide a great way to enjoy the cold weather and to stay in shape, but can pose risks if you don't take proper precautions, an expert warns.
"Though some of us like to stay home indoors during the cold winter months, there are actually (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/25/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- While flu activity remains high across the United States, there are signs that the number of infections may be leveling off, federal health officials reported Friday.
The flu season, which got an early start in November in southeastern states, appears to (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- If your teenager thinks like Mario Andretti before he gets his license, chances are he will act like the famous race car driver once he is alone behind the wheel, new research suggests.
New drivers' attitudes about speed and risk-taking predict which (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/23/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- An international moratorium on bird flu research, instituted a year ago by researchers because of concerns that a mutated form of the virus could fall into the wrong hands, has been lifted.
In a letter published Jan. 23 in the journals Nature (More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 1/22/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five people who have been hospitalized may end up back in the hospital -- either in the emergency room or readmitted as an inpatient, according to two large new studies of millions of U.S. patients.
The first study found that about 20 (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/20/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The outdoor winter sports season is in full swing, which means it's a good time to remind people about winter sports safety tips, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
"As with all sports, there are numerous things to consider before getting (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/18/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Forty-eight states are now reporting widespread flu activity, up from 47 last week, and the virus is proving particularly dangerous for the elderly, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
In addition, the number of children who have died from the flu (More)