Health Tip: Chew Sugarless Gum
(HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that contribute to dental plaque
crave sugar. These bacteria produce plaque acids that aid in tooth
decay by breaking down tooth enamel.
Sprained Ankles Straining ER Resources, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Although not
life-threatening, sprains and strains account for more than
one-third of lower leg injuries treated in U.S. emergency
departments, according to a new study.
Illegal Online Pharmacies Prey on Consumers
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Unsuspecting consumers
attempting to buy prescription medications over the Internet may
fall victim to one of the many illegal online pharmacies popping up
on the web, according to a new report.
Ultrasound of Neck Arteries May Help Gauge Stroke Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who have narrowed
carotid arteries in the neck and show no symptoms may be at risk
for stroke and not know it, but a simple ultrasound test can
identify the problem, a new study suggests.
Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Poor growth, heart
problems and delays in puberty are among the problems experienced
by children with mild to moderately impaired kidney function, new
New Uses Found for Old Drugs
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Many drugs already
approved to combat certain illnesses may also be helpful in
treating a slew of other seemingly unrelated health problems, a new
Antipsychotics Best for Controlling Mania: Study
TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The manic episodes
experienced by those with bipolar disorder are better controlled by
antipsychotic drugs than mood stabilizers, a new, large study
Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found an
antibody that might someday be useful in identifying women who have
a higher risk of ovarian cancer, or possibly diagnosing early
Lessons From Tainted Peanut Butter Outbreak Apply Today
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A look back at the
tainted-peanut butter salmonella outbreak of 2008-2009 is giving
scientists valuable lessons on how to minimize deadly onslaughts of
foodborne illness in the future.
Method to Detect When Patients Wake During Surgery Fails to Impress
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A newer technology
intended to alert doctors when patients are regaining consciousness
while under anesthesia is no better than conventional monitoring
systems in lowering the incidence of "anesthesia awareness," new
New Drug Approved for Advanced Skin Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Zelboraf (vemurafenib)
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
a certain form of metastatic (spreading) melanoma, or cases that
cannot be removed surgically, the agency said Wednesday.
FDA Approves Novel Melanoma Drug
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Wednesday gave its approval to Zelboraf
(vemurafenib), a first-of-its-kind drug for the treatment of an
often lethal form of melanoma.