Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets
THURSDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Gaps in care for black and
white U.S. veterans have been reduced over the past decade as the
VA Health Care System improved access to screenings and treatment
of high-risk conditions among all patients. But major disparities
persist in control of cholesterol, diabetes and high blood
pressure, a new study says.
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work
WEDNESDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A shopping trip-a-day may
help keep the doctor away, not to mention the Grim Reaper, a new
study from Taiwan suggests.
Scientists Use Computer to 'Read' Human Thoughts
THURSDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- After hooking up a
computer to human brains, scientists were able to program the
computer to "read" the thoughts of disabled patients, thereby
enabling them to control the cursor on the screen.
Travelers Bringing Measles Back to U.S., CDC Says
THURSDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Measles was declared
eliminated in the United States in 2000, but cases continue to
occur among U.S. residents who return from trips to other
countries, as well as among foreign visitors to the United States,
says a new government report.
Vandetanib Approved for a Rare Thyroid Cancer
THURSDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Vandetanib has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first drug
to treat a rare form of thyroid cancer in its latter stages.
Horizant Approved to Treat Restless Legs Syndrome
THURSDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Horizant extended release
tablets (gabapentin enacarbil) have been approved as a once-daily
treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS), a disorder that causes
a strong desire to move the legs.
Video Games Might Aid in Stroke Rehab
THURSDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Playing video games while
recovering after a stroke appears to promote arm strength and
function, Canadian researchers find.