Animal Studies Offer Insights Into MS
THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Direct interaction
between immune cells and nerve cells (neurons) appears to play a
major role in neuronal damage associated with multiple sclerosis,
says a new European study.
New Test for Heart, Kidney Transplant Rejection
THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may
offer a quicker, noninvasive way to detect organ rejection in heart
and kidney transplant patients before the new organs are damaged,
say researchers from the Stanford School of Medicine in
Quality of Care at U.S. Hospitals Shows Improvement
THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- There have been major
improvements in the quality of care provided by U.S. hospitals,
according to an annual report released this week by the national
organization that accredits hospitals and other health-care
organizations and programs.
Texting Taking a Deadly Toll on Roads
THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Distracted driving
fatalities caused by cell phone use and texting soared in the space
of three years, according to new U.S. government research released
FDA Restricts Access to Avandia
THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- In response to major
concerns about heart risks, U.S. health officials on Thursday
severely restricted use of the diabetes drug rosiglitazone
(Avandia) to patients with type 2 diabetes who cannot control their
disease on other medications.
New Health Reforms Take Effect
THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Thursday marks the
six-month anniversary of enactment of the sweeping U.S. health
reform legislation, and the day that a number of key provisions of
the law begin to take effect.
Surgery to Widen Neck Arteries Cuts 10-Year Stroke Risk: Study
THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- For people whose carotid
arteries have become narrowed, restricting blood flow to the brain,
having a surgical procedure to widen them reduces the risk of
stroke over a 10-year period, British researchers report.