More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism
MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Infants exposed to the
highest levels of thimerosal, a mercury-laden preservative that
used to be found in many vaccines, were no more likely to develop
autism than infants exposed to only a little thimerosal, new
Smokeless Tobacco Products Can Be Deadly
MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Smokeless tobacco products,
such as chewing tobacco and snuff, are not safe or effective
alternatives for people who want to quit smoking, says a policy
statement released Monday by the American Heart Association.
Prostate Cancer Screening No Benefit to Older Men With Low PSA Levels
MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Although many men are
concerned about prostate cancer, a new study finds that in men aged
55 to 74 with low levels of baseline prostate-specific antigen
(PSA), further screening and early detection of prostate cancer
offer virtually no benefit.
FDA Panel to Mull Ban on Diet Drug Meridia
MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration will ask an expert panel later this week whether or
not the diet drug Meridia should be banned due to suspected heart
Common Asthma Drug Could Speed MS Treatment
MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A common asthma drug might
accelerate the benefits of treatment for multiple sclerosis when
combined with standard medicine, new research suggests.
Test Might Spot Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication
MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Women can be vulnerable to
sudden, sometimes dangerous spikes in blood pressure during
pregnancy, part of a condition called preeclampsia. And now
scientists say they've developed a high-tech method to predict
which women are most prone to preeclampsia in late pregnancy --
long before symptoms arise.
Hand Washing Habit Finally Catching On: U.S. Study
MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever
wash their hands after using public restrooms, but men remain far
less conscientious than women about this important hygienic habit,
finds a new study.