Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots
TUESDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- About 93 percent of
parents said their children either had or were going to get all of
the recommended vaccinations, and more than three-fourths said they
trusted their doctor's advice on immunizations, two new surveys
Off-Label Use of Clotting Drug Soars, Report Finds
MONDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals are using a
pricey blood-clotting drug in treating people who do not have
hemophilia, a rare disorder in which blood does not clot normally
-- even though its use in such patients is potentially risky,
according to new research.
Depression Common After Brain Injury
TUESDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-third of people
who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will experience
depression after the injury, a new study finds.
Children With HIV at Higher Risk of Drug Resistance
TUESDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- About 1 in 8 children
infected with HIV experiences triple-class virological failure --
meaning the virus becomes resistant to multiple drugs -- within
five years of starting antiretroviral treatment, a European study
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'
MONDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- With another season of
warm-weather sports under way, experts are cautioning that many
parents don't take sports injury prevention seriously enough --
that they consider commonplace sprains, bruises and pulled muscles
"just part of the game."
Genes May Affect Whether People Heed Advice
TUESDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene mutations
influence how likely people are to heed advice, even if that advice
runs counter to experience, say researchers at Brown
Shorter Hospital Stays, More Readmissions After Hip Replacements
TUESDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- People who have hip
replacement surgery now spend far shorter recovery time in hospital
than they did almost two decades ago, but discharges to nursing
facilities and readmissions to hospitals have soared as a result,
Iowa researchers report.
Breast Implants, Lymphoma Link Seen
TUESDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a
link between breast implants and a rare form of lymphoma, but it's
not known if the implants actually cause the cancer or how the
disease might develop.
Genome Scans May Reveal Life-Saving Alternatives for Cancer Patients
TUESDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- A 39-year-old woman is
referred to Washington University's Siteman Cancer Center in St.
Louis with suspected acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer that
can be treated relatively simply with medication, or not so simply
with a high-risk stem cell transplant, depending on the tumor