Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat
(HealthDay News) -- You want to do everything possible to ensure
that your infant or toddler is safe, including while traveling in
New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds
MONDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The new diabetes drug
Onglyza has no effect, good or bad, on a patient's risk for heart
attacks, a new study finds. However, the researchers from Brigham
and Women's Hospital in Boston did find a surprising rise in
hospitalizations for heart failure among those who took the
medication compared to those who did not.
Scientists Tally Viruses Living in Mammals
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- At a minimum, 320,000
viruses exist among mammals, according to a new study. Identifying
these infectious organisms could help alleviate disease outbreaks
through early detection -- but compiling evidence on these viruses
would cost up to $6.3 billion, researchers say.
Pay Gap Between Male, Female Doctors Persists, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- There's still a significant
gap between the average incomes of male and female doctors in the
United States, even though women have made major strides in the
profession over the past quarter-century, a new study finds.
Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation
TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A simple test of blood
pressure in the ankle may help gauge heart disease risk for adults
without any symptoms, but a U.S. government-appointed panel says
there's not enough evidence to recommend it for routine checks.
Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial
SUNDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients who
undergo angioplasty for a clogged artery that caused the attack may
do better if other clogged arteries are done at the same time, new