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November 13, 2014

Many Dialysis Patients Ill-Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although their health depends on working technology, many kidney-failure patients on dialysis are not prepared for natural disasters or other emergencies, new research finds.

Health Tip: Feeling Weak in the Knee?

(HealthDay News) -- Unstable kneecap occurs when the kneecap slides off the groove at the end of the thighbone.

Health Tip: Commit to Losing Weight

(HealthDay News) -- Losing weight takes a plan, goals, desire and a firm commitment to succeed.

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for giving birth prematurely, a new study suggests.

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

Medical Bills Pricey for Americans, Even With Private Insurance

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans may believe that private insurance can keep major medical bills at bay. But a new survey finds that one-fifth of people with private plans still spend at least 5 percent of their income on out-of-pocket health care costs.

ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in every five college students abuses prescription stimulants, according to a new survey sponsored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The survey also found that one in seven non-students of similar age also report abusing stimulant medications.

Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Trials of Experimental Ebola Therapies to Begin

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Trials of therapies that might prove effective against Ebola will begin in December in West Africa, the epicenter of the worst Ebola outbreak ever, health officials said Thursday.

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