Generic Cymbalta Approved
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic versions of the antidepressant drug Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release capsules) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- If Johnny doesn't take to the violin, don't fret. A new study challenges the widely held belief that music lessons can help boost children's intelligence.
Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Active-duty Marines who suffer a traumatic brain injury face significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study.
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotics -- friendly bacteria found in supplements and some yogurts -- don't prevent childhood asthma, but they may provide other health benefits, according to a new study.
FDA to Limit Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As experts continue to sound alarm bells about the rising resistance of microbes to antibiotics used by humans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced it was curbing the use of the drugs in livestock nationwide.
Faster-Breeding Cockroach Taking Over in Southwestern U.S.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Most people who find a cockroach in their home won't stop to determine its species, but, just for the record, the Turkestan cockroach is rapidly gaining a foothold in the southwestern United States.
Health Plan Enrollment Gains Ground in November
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Many more Americans signed up for a health plan in November than in the troubled first month of open enrollment through the new state and federal marketplaces created as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government reported Wednesday.
'Obamacare' Helping Young Adults Get Health Insurance: Report
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- More young adults
have health insurance now than three years ago. And many of them
are getting that coverage under a provision of the Affordable Care
Act that allows them to stay on their parents' health policies
until they turn 26, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.