More Doses of MS Drug Raise Risk of Brain Infection
FRIDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- In the latest blow to the controversial multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced that it was slapping a new warning on the drug's label.
Concussion Awareness for Young Athletes Gets Big Play
FRIDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to improve treatment of concussions in youth sports are making headway on several fronts: Washington state's new laws governing head injuries in scholastic sports will get big play Sunday at Super Bowl XLIV, and Texas researchers report that an online test can help athletic trainers and doctors determine when it's safe for an athlete to return to the field after a concussion.
Genome Mapped for Type 2 Diabetes
FRIDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have completed a map of areas of the human genome that control which genes are switched on or off in type 2 diabetes, a finding that may advance understanding of the genetic basis of this and other common diseases.
Surgeons Suffering Work-Related Injuries
FRIDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery benefits patients but can cause work-related injuries in surgeons, suggests a new survey.
Super Bowl Stress Can Spark Heart Attacks
FRIDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- When the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts take the field for Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, emotions will be running high, so high that some fans can run the risk of a heart attack and even death.
Health Tip: Getting Cardiac Rehabilitation
(HealthDay News) -- A cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to help people recover from a heart attack, heart surgery or another medical procedure involving the cardiovascular system.
Health Tip: Understanding Ear Tube Surgery
(HealthDay News) -- An ear tube is surgically implanted in a child's ear to help drain fluid that builds up behind the eardrum, says the U.S. National Library of Medicine.