Health Tip: At Greater Risk of Flu Complications?
(HealthDay News) -- Some people are more susceptible than others
to developing complications of the flu. Experts say it's especially
important that people with these risk factors speak with a doctor
about getting the annual flu vaccine.
Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters, Study Contends
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- In the event of a natural
or man-made disaster, such as a tornado, earthquake or fire, most
dialysis patients don't have a plan to get the medical assistance
they need, according to a new study.
Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids' Fitness First
FRIDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Saying "no" to the school
bus and walking kids to school instead could be a step -- or more
-- toward boosting children's activity levels, a new study
Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke
FRIDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Rising cigarette prices and
other economic and social factors led to the sharp drop in smoking
that occurred among black youth between the 1970s and 1990s, U.S.
C-Sections Linked to Doubled Risk for Blood Clots
FRIDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of thromboembolism
-- a potentially fatal condition in which blood clots block blood
flow causing damage to the organs -- is higher during pregnancy,
Obesity Continues to Balloon in U.S. and U.K.: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The number of obese people
in the United States will increase from 99 million in 2008 to 164
million by 2030, and the number of obese people in the United
Kingdom will increase from 15 million to 26 million, a new study
Hurricane Irene Starts Assault on East Coast
FRIDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- As Hurricane Irene spun her
way toward the Mid-Atlantic coast Friday morning, emergency
officials in six states and New England told an estimated 55
million residents to brace for the worst this weekend.
Extended-release Painkiller Approved
FRIDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Nucynta ER (tapentadol
extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat moderate-to-severe chronic pain in adults,
maker Janssen Pharmaceuticals said.