Acupuncture May Boost Pregnancy Success Rates
FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- When a couple is trying to
have a baby and can't, it can be emotionally and financially
draining. But help may be available in an unexpected form:
Health Tip: Preparing for a Stress Test
(HealthDay News) -- A cardiac stress test gives doctors an idea
of how your heart functions at rest and when it's under "stress"
from activities such as treadmill exercise.
IV Acetaminophen Linked to More Child Overdoses
FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Following the U.S. Food Drug
Administration's approval last year of an intravenous formulation
of acetaminophen for fever and pain in a hospital setting,
researchers warn that use of the preparation could lead to serious
overdoses, particularly among the youngest patients.
Positive Reinforcement May Help Patients Take Their Meds
FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Positive reinforcement, such
as receiving small, unexpected gifts and introducing upbeat
thoughts into daily routines, seems to help patients with high
blood pressure take their medication as directed, according to a
new study of black Americans.
Common Gastro Disease Occurs Even With High-Fiber Diet
FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a high-fiber diet
does not lower a person's risk of diverticulosis, but a low-fiber
diet might, according to a new study that contradicts what doctors
have believed for decades.
Off-Campus Party Hosts Drank Most in College Survey
FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- College students who host
off-campus parties drink more than their guests, according to a
study, which also found that hosts tend to be males, members of a
fraternity, in their sophomore year or higher and have more money
to spend than other students.
Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis
FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with
inflammatory bowel disease -- a chronic intestinal disorder that
commonly takes the form of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis --
those who travel to developing nations or tropical locales do not
have a greater risk of intestinal infections than other travelers,
according to a new study.
Test Might Predict Risk of Lung Cancer's Return
THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new industry-funded
study suggests that a molecular test can provide insight into
whether patients are at high risk of a relapse after surgical
treatment for a form of lung cancer.
Statins May Stave Off Liver Cancer in People With Hepatitis B
THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Popular
cholesterol-lowering statins may also lower risk for liver cancer
among people with hepatitis B, a new study shows. Hepatitis B, an
inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis B virus, is one of
the main causes of liver cancer.
Drug Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer
FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Inlyta (axitinib) has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced
renal cell carcinoma in people who haven't responded to another
Bydureon Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Bydureon (exenatide extended
release), Amylin Pharmaceuticals' long-acting version of the
diabetes drug Byetta, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug