Brukinsa Approved for Relapsed, Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brukinsa (zanubrutinib), a kinase inhibitor, has been granted accelerated approval for the treatment of adults with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one previous therapy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week.
U.S. Hurricanes Are Bigger, Stronger, More Destructive: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change has increased the size, strength and destructive force of hurricanes that strike the United States, according to a new Danish study.
With Blood Draws, Bedside Manners Matter
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- How much pain you feel when blood samples are taken could depend on how nice the person wielding the needle is, new research suggests.
Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can impair brain health appear to be unfounded, according to new research.
Stereotypes About Girls and Math Don't Add Up, Scans Show
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Girls and boys have no differences in brain function or math ability, according to researchers who used imaging to analyze kids' brain development.
Muscle in Middle Age Might Help Men's Hearts Later
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men who maintain their muscle mass may lower their risk of heart disease as they get older, a new study suggests.
FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Slows Myopia Progression
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- MiSight, the first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of myopia in children ages 8 to 12 years, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday.
Fish Oil Rx Slows Clogging in Arteries
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription-strength fish oil slows the development of artery-clogging plaques, according to early results from an ongoing clinical trial.
AHA News: Millions Who Never Smoked Cigarettes Are Using Other Tobacco Products
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Adults who have never smoked traditional cigarettes are being lured into tobacco use by a host of other products, including e-cigarettes, new research shows.
Expert: Herbal Aids Can Cause Harm When Breast Cancer Spread to Skin
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using herbal products to treat breast cancer that's spread to the skin could slow wound healing and interfere with chemotherapy or hormone treatment, an expert warns.
AHA News: High Blood Pressure, Unhealthy Diets in Women of Childbearing Age
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One in five women of childbearing age has high blood pressure, according to a new study that found few of these women are on a diet that could help them – and their babies – reduce their risk for health problems.
Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Cardiac Arrest Risk
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden cardiac death is terrifying because it's exactly that -- one minute you're fine and the next you're facing death, with no warning and no prior symptoms.
Diabetes Tougher on Women's Hearts
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes might be more deadly for women than men, at least when it comes to heart troubles, new research shows.
Expensive Device Used in Heart Surgeries Might Pose Dangers: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A pricey high-tech pump that maintains blood flow during heart procedures could be more dangerous to patients than its low-tech predecessor, a pair of new studies finds.
Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies reaffirm what past research has found -- the vaccine is safe.
Health Highlights: Nov. 18, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Eat for Now, and the Future
(HealthDay News) -- Sustainable eating practices -- knowing where food comes from and how to sustain the sources -- helps us plan for now and the future, says the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Health Tip: What to Do If You Fall
(HealthDay News) -- Tripping over a box or slipping on a wet floor could leave you with a broken bone. And a fall could easily send an older person to the hospital, says the National Institute on Aging.