Outdated Meds Pose Problems If Kept or Tossed
FRIDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- It's a common find in
medicine cabinets and bathroom drawers: a prescription vial
containing years-old medication or an over-the-counter cold remedy
that's embarrassingly past its sell-by date.
Chronic Pain Often Follows U.S. Soldiers Home: Study
FRIDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- At first, Darisse Smith
tried to shake off the throbbing in her back and leg. An Army
captain, helicopter pilot and triathlete, she was used to pushing
herself physically and mentally.
Where Do Pets Go When They Dream?
FRIDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- How many pet owners have
gotten a chuckle out of watching their dog sleep while its paws
race frenetically in place?
Thunder Shouldn't Be Ignored, Weather Experts Warn
FRIDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- This week, the U.S. National
Weather Service marks the 10th anniversary of its Lightning Safety
Awareness Campaign by stepping up the urgency of the advice to get
indoors and stay there during a storm.
Red Wine Compound Could Point to Treatment for Eye Diseases
FRIDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A compound found in red wine
and grapes inhibits the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis)
associated with eye diseases, such as age-related macular
degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, researchers have found.
For Migraine Sufferers, Stigma Adds to Burden
FRIDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from
chronic migraine headaches feel more rejected, ridiculed, and
ostracized by family, friends, and employers than patients with
other neurological troubles, a new study contends.
U.S. Report Finds Too Few Clinics Target Diabetes, Obesity
THURSDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Too few local health
clinics in the United States offer diabetes screening or obesity
prevention programs, according to a nationwide study from the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rapid Test to Detect Hepatitis C Approved
FRIDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- The OraQuick HCV Rapid
Antibody Test to detect antibodies from the hepatitis C virus has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.