COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.
THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The respiratory illness known as COPD takes a toll on mobility and employment, with a new report finding that nearly one-quarter of Americans with the condition are unable to work.
More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows
THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola likely won't mutate into a strain that goes airborne or dodges current efforts to develop effective vaccines, tests and treatments for the deadly virus, a new study suggests.
In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee
THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who choose at-home physical therapy instead of in-patient rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery do just as well when it comes to complications, long-term pain management and movement recovery, new research indicates.
Kitchen Towels Can Make You Sick
THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hand towels are the
top contamination hazard in the kitchen, according to a new
Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fit middle-aged men
appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life
than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they
are more likely to beat it, a new study suggests.
U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC
THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall death
rate from high blood pressure in the United States has increased 23
percent since 2000, even as the death rate from all other causes
has dropped 21 percent, health officials reported Thursday.
Health Tip: Keeping Kidney Stones at Bay
(HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones may form during the body's
process of filtering and eliminating waste. Once you've had one,
experts say you're more likely to develop another.
Eylea Approval Expanded to Include Diabetic Retinopathy
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Eylea (aflibercept) has been expanded to treat diabetic retinopathy among people with diabetic macular edema, the agency said Wednesday in a news release.
FDA OKs New Drug for Diabetes-Linked Eye Condition
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of Eylea, an injected drug, to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.