Antibiotics Now Recommended Before C-Sections
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women about to
undergo a cesarean delivery should be given antibiotics right
before the procedure to help prevent infections, the American
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now recommends.
Health Tip: Recognizing COPD
(HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
is an umbrella term that includes lung diseases such as persistent
bronchitis or emphysema.
Health Tip: Did You Eat Bad Food?
(HealthDay News) -- When bacteria, viruses or parasites
contaminate your food, you can have symptoms that range from a sour
stomach to dangerous bouts of vomiting, diarrhea or
Chronic Drinking Linked to Circadian Disruptions
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic drinking can
disrupt production of the genes that control the body's daily
biological (circadian) rhythms, leading to problems such as sleep
disruption and mood changes, new research reports.
Are The Eggs in Your Fridge Safe to Eat?
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- If you're like millions
of Americans, the recent news of a massive egg recall due to
salmonella contamination has probably made you refrain from
ordering "sunny side up" the past couple of weeks.
Biosynthetic Corneas Show Promise in Transplants
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish scientists report
that they've successfully implanted "biosynthetic" corneas in 10
patients, potentially paving the way for more accessible treatment
for those with cornea-related vision problems.
Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists reacted
with dismay to Monday's decision by a U.S. judge to halt any
expansion of stem cell research using federal funds.
Study Links Gene to Serious Eye Disease
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have
identified a gene linked to an inheritable eye disease that affects
5 percent of U.S. residents over 40 and is the most common cause
for transplants of the cornea.
In Early Trial, Targeted Therapy Fights Advanced Melanoma
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- By probing deeper into
the biological mechanisms that go awry in melanoma, scientists have
come up with an experimental drug that has had an effect in a
surprising number of patients with advanced melanoma.
Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease Strengthened
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Two of the most common
and dreaded illnesses in America may share a connection, with new
research suggesting that having insulin resistance or type 2
diabetes raises your risk of developing the brain plaques
associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Even Before Recession, 14 Million Kids 'Underinsured': Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Even prior to the onset
of the economic recession in 2008, nearly one in four American
parents with health insurance reported that their coverage was so
inadequate they were unable to access the medical care their