Health Tip: Latex Is Everywhere
(HealthDay News) -- If you have a latex allergy, you may find it
a daunting task to avoid all products that could trigger a
Energy Drinks May Fuel College Kids' Alcohol Use
TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- College students who
routinely consume highly caffeinated energy drinks are at
significantly higher risk for becoming alcohol-dependent, new
FDA Advisers Endorse New Lupus Drug
TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisers voted 13-2 Tuesday to recommend approval of
the first new drug in more than 50 years to treat the autoimmune
Despite FDA Warning, Avandia Use Varies Across U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Using the controversial
diabetes drug Avandia as an example, new research finds that
doctors' prescribing patterns vary across the country in response
to warnings about medications from the U.S. Food and Drug
Still Too Many Preterm Births in U.S., Report Finds
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Forty states and the
District of Columbia made progress in reducing their rate of
premature births, but the improvements were too small to raise the
overall U.S. score from a near-failing 'D' grade, a new report
Smokers Urged to Join Thursday's Great American Smokeout
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Get ready, get set, quit!
Thursday marks the annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the
American Cancer Society, which urges all smokers to lay off the
habit for at least 24 hours.
FDA Cracks Down on Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Wednesday told makers of caffeinated alcoholic
beverages that the caffeine in their products has been deemed an
"unsafe food additive," and the drinks can no longer be sold in
their current form.
Nerve Zap to Kidneys Might Ease Stubborn Hypertension
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A novel approach to blast
away kidney nerves has a striking effect on lowering blood pressure
in heart patients whose blood pressure wasn't budging despite
trying multiple drugs, Australian researchers report.