Health Tip: Giving Your Skin What it Needs
(HealthDay News) -- Your skin is the largest organ in your body,
weighing about six pounds by itself. This protective layer
regenerates itself about once every 27 days.
Cases Reported in Stomach Bug Outbreak Top 600
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are
continuing to search for the source of a nationwide stomach bug
outbreak as the number of cases has topped 600, with 601 illnesses
reported in 22 states.
CDC Frees Up Drug That Fights Brain-Eating Amoeba
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Miltefosine, a potentially
life-saving experimental drug to treat people infected with a rare
but deadly brain-eating amoeba, is now available to U.S. doctors
directly from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
the agency announced Thursday.
New Device IDs Disease-Causing Germs
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new spectrometer system
designed to identify 193 yeast and bacteria that are capable of
making people sick has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers Aren't Cure-Alls, FDA Warns
THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Despite claims on some
websites, there is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy cures
or is an effective treatment for diseases such as cancer, autism,
diabetes or other diseases, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration