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December 22, 2014

Health Tip: Finding Time for Fitness

(HealthDay News) -- Struggling to fit in 30 minutes of daily exercise?

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

(HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea causes brief disruptions in breathing as you sleep. It can lead to any of the dangers of sleep deprivation, such as daytime fatigue.

Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who take the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) along with certain types of cholesterol-lowering statins are at risk for drug interaction side effects that can lead to hospitalization or even death, a new study suggests.

Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests.

Vaccine for Deer Against 'Mad Cow'-Like Illness Shows Promise

SUNDAY, Dec. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine created to fight an illness similar to "mad cow disease" in deer might also protect livestock and even humans from similar brain infections, researchers report.

Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to smoke, drink and use marijuana -- and to do so at an earlier age -- if their mothers were depressed when the kids were in grade school, a new study says.

Health Highlights: Dec. 22, 2014

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

Immune System May Play Role in Obesity

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control, an early study suggests.

Combination Antibiotic Zerbaxa Approved

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The combination antibiotic Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with complicated abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections.

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