Health Tip: Help Prevent Anemia
(HealthDay News) -- Anemia occurs when a person has too few red
blood cells or insufficient amounts of a vital blood protein called
hemoglobin. This means your blood may not be carrying enough oxygen
to all parts of your body.
The Fight Against Autism Goes High Tech
FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- From iPods to robots to
avatars, people with autism are increasingly taking advantage of
cutting-edge technologies to improve their social skills and, in
the process, break the isolation of their condition.
On Father's Day, Give Dad Gift of Health
FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- This Father's Day, as dads
unwrap their new ties and other tokens of gratitude, they might
think about giving their families and themselves another kind of
gift: a promise that they'll watch their health, suggests a family
doctor at Loyola University Health System.
Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk
FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee or tea in
moderation reduces the risk of developing heart disease, and both
high and moderate tea drinking reduces the risk of dying from the
condition, according to a large-scale study from Dutch
Summer Vacation May Set Back Kids' Language Skills
FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Bilingual children in poor
families are at increased risk for falling behind in reading and
language skills during the summer holidays, according to the
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
FDA Panel Backs New 'Morning After' Pill
THURSDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Thursday to
recommend approval of a new emergency contraception pill that is
effective for a longer period of time than the "morning after" pill
known as Plan B.
Tasigna Approval Widened to Include Early Stages of Rare Leukemia
FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-cancer drug Tasigna
(nilotinib) has received new approval from the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to include people in the early stages of a rare
blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic phase
chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+CP-CML), the agency said in a news
FDA Panel Votes Against Approval of 'Female Viagra'
FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory panel on Friday unanimously agreed that a
pill dubbed by some as a "female Viagra" did not show strong enough
benefits to warrant approval.