Health Tip: What Causes Bed Sores?
(HealthDay News) -- Pressure ulcers, commonly called bed sores,
are wounds that develop on the skin from staying in one position
without shifting your weight.
Young Motorcycle Riders Suffering More Brain Injuries
FRIDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- As more young people ride
motorcycles without wearing helmets in the United States, more
serious head injuries and long-term disabilities from crashes are
creating huge medical costs, two new companion studies show.
Race Seems to Impact Rate of Kidney Function Decline
FRIDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients with kidney
disease in the United States, certain racial/ethnic groups,
including blacks and some Hispanics, get sicker faster than whites
do, researchers have found.
E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart
FRIDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop
gastroenteritis from E. coli-contaminated drinking water are at
increased risk for high blood pressure, kidney problems and heart
disease later in life, say Canadian researchers.
Outreach, Enforcement Can Curb College Kids' Drinking: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- With alcohol-related deaths
and injuries rising on U.S. college campuses, college officials are
trying various ways to stem the tide of heavy drinking. One effort
that targeted off-campus boozing shows some promise, researchers
Xgeva Approved to Prevent Fractures in Bone Cancer Patients
FRIDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Xgeva (denosumab) has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent
fractures and other skeletal complications in people with advanced
cancer that has metastasized (spread) to the bones.
FDA Pulls Darvon and Companion Drug Due to Heart Risks
FRIDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The opioid-based painkillers
Darvon and Darvocet are being withdrawn from the U.S. market
because they've been linked to serious and potentially deadly heart
rhythms, federal officials said Friday.