Health Tip: Know the Warning Signs of Anaphylaxis
(HealthDay News) -- Anaphylaxis is a very serious allergic
reaction to a food, medication, material (such as latex) or insect
sting. It could be life-threatening, and requires immediate medical
Health Tip: Don't Suddenly Stop Antidepressants
(HealthDay News) -- Antidepressant medications shouldn't be
stopped without a doctor's supervision. If the drugs are stopped
suddenly, withdrawal-like symptoms of a condition called
antidepressant discontinuation syndrome (ADS) may emerge.
New Potential Cause of Alzheimer's Disease Detected
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have
discovered that the mutation of a gene associated with early onset
Alzheimer's may block a key recycling process necessary for brain
cell survival -- a finding that points the way to possible
treatment for the disease.
Common Cancer Drug Tied to Kidney Damage
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used cancer
drug bevacizumab (Avastin) is associated with a more than fourfold
increased risk of severe urinary protein loss, a new review
Tiniest Babies Don't Hurt Family Health in Long Run
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Families caring for
extremely low birth weight babies generally face a higher chance of
having to cope with developmental difficulties, but researchers who
have tracked the tiniest babies have come upon some good news.
Violence on the Rise at U.S. Health Care Centers
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- More and more violent
crimes are occurring in America's hospitals, clinics and other
health care facilities, according to a new alert issued by the
Joint Commission, an independent health care oversight group.
Eye Exam May Someday Spot Multiple Sclerosis
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- A simple eye test may one
day help diagnose multiple sclerosis in its earliest stages and
enable researchers to assess the effectiveness of treatments,
according to a new study.
Genes May Be a Source of Vitamin D Deficiency
WEDNESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition and sun exposure
are both prime influences on an individual's vitamin D level, but a
new study suggests that genetics could help determine a person's
risk for vitamin D deficiency.
Depression Can Make Pain Worse
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Being depressed can make
real physical pain feel worse, British researchers have found.
Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?
WEDNESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Now that oil and tar balls
from the massive Gulf oil spill have begun washing up on the
beaches of four states, many are wondering: What, if any, are the
health risks to beachgoers and residents of the region?
Lack of Insurance Could Raise Inpatient Death Risk
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- A large new study suggests
that surviving a hospitalization for heart attack, stroke or
pneumonia may depend, at least in part, on the type of insurance
Family Caregivers Share Experiences of Dying Patients
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who are taking care
of a family member with lung cancer need support for the entire
time that their loved one is terminally ill because they encounter
tremendous stress during the dying process, a new study has
CDC Warns of Ecstasy Overdose 'Clusters' at Rave Events
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- What seems like a carefree
night of revelry at a "rave" can quickly turn tragic when the club
drug ecstasy is involved, finds a new report on one such event from
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FDA Panel Endorses 1st Oral Drug for Multiple Sclerosis
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel
of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended
that the agency approve an oral drug, Gilenia, as a first-line
treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS).