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July 27, 2015
Health Tip: Triggers of Swimmer's Ear
(HealthDay News) -- Swimmer's ear occurs when water becomes trapped inside. This can cause pain, inflammation and infection.
Health Tip: When Heel Pain is Afoot
(HealthDay News) -- Pain in the heel may range from a minor nuisance to disabling.
Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many young cancer patients -- especially females -- have limited awareness about options to preserve their fertility, a new study shows.
Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple procedure using what's known as a "nasal balloon" can treat hearing loss in children with a common middle-ear problem, preventing unnecessary and ineffective treatment with antibiotics, according to a new study.
New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found.
Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug companies may be endangering the lives of patients by not promptly reporting cases of drug-related illness or death to federal regulators, a new report suggests.
Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests.
Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that more babies are being treated in neonatal intensive care units at many U.S. hospitals, and the infants are bigger and less premature.
Health Highlights: July 27, 2015
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
High Blood Sugar May Boost Alzheimer's Risk
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar associated with prediabetes may increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
Praluent Approved to Treat High Cholesterol
MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Praluent (alirocumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with inherited high cholesterol (heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia) or people at risk of heart attack or stroke from high cholesterol derived from foods or produced by the liver.
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