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March 31, 2014
Health Tip: Massage Your Feet
(HealthDay News) -- Massaging your feet can help manage pain, minimize tension and improve circulation and muscle stimulation.
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery might do more than help people shed pounds. For some who have the surgery, it may also put type 2 diabetes into remission for several years, a new study suggests.
Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients
SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder, according to a new study.
Study Ties Daylight Saving Time Change to Rise in Heart Attacks
SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Setting the clocks ahead one hour in the spring may not only force you to wake up earlier -- it may also increase your short-term risk of a heart attack, a new study suggests.
Space Travel Alters Shape of Human Heart, Study Reports
SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The hearts of astronauts become more spherical when they spend long stretches of time in space, and this change might lead to heart problems, a new study indicates.
New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds
SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 5.8 million American adults may no longer be prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure under recently revised guidelines, according to a new study.
Fluorescent Dye May Help Spot Date-Rape Drug in Drinks
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed a simple new test that quickly detects the date-rape drug GHB in drinks.
Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although steroids are often given to patients undergoing heart bypass surgery, a large new study suggests this common practice has no benefit and could actually be harmful.
Diabetes Treatment Falls Short as Heart Failure Drug in Study
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly used to treat diabetes does not help prevent heart failure in non-diabetics who've had a heart attack, according to a new study.
Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain
SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though more study needs to be done, new research suggests that a simple blood test could help predict the heart attack risk of patients experiencing chest pain.
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Boost a Man's Sex Life: Study
SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may help impotent men have stronger erections, a new evidence review suggests.
New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds
SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies find that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins and beats another add-on drug when it comes to helping hard-to-treat patients.
Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble in Women?
SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are heavy consumers of diet drinks might be more likely to experience heart attacks, dangerous blood clots and other cardiovascular problems than those who rarely or never consume artificially sweetened beverages, according to a large, new study.
Topamax Approval for Migraines Expanded to Younger Users
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the drug Topamax (topiramate) to prevent migraine headaches has been expanded to include adolescents 12 years to 17 years, the agency said Friday.
Monday Is Deadline to Sign Up for Obamacare
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Today is the deadline for most people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the controversial healthcare-reform law.
Health Highlights: March 31, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving aspirin to patients around the time of surgery may do them more harm than good, a large new study finds.
Long-Acting Clotting Agent Approved for Form of Hemophilia
MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) The drug Alprolix has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first long-acting hemophilia B clotting agent, the FDA said in a news release.
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