Study Sheds Light on Genetic Risk of MS
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Women with multiple
sclerosis are more likely than men with the disease to have a gene
thought to be connected to the condition, a new study has
Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The one-dose chickenpox
vaccine dramatically cut the number of chickenpox-related
hospitalizations in the United States for the first half of the
past decade, according to a new study.
Vaccine Protects Mice From Cocaine's Effects, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- New animal research
suggests that cocaine addiction might be treatable with a vaccine
that has been engineered from pieces of the common cold virus in
combination with a cocaine-like substance that mimics cocaine's
Antibiotic May Help Ease Irritable Bowel
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A two-week course of an
antibiotic relieved bloating and other symptoms of irritable bowel
syndrome, a common gastrointestinal disorder, for more than two
months after treatment ended, new research shows.
Fish Oil May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- For heart failure patients
whose condition is controlled with standard care, omega-3 fatty
acid supplements appear to improve their condition even more, a
small study suggests.
FDA Launches Review of Tobacco Products
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco products
introduced or altered since February 2007 must be reviewed by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration if they are to remain on the
market, the agency announced Wednesday.
Diabetes Soaring Among American Adults: Report
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American
adults treated for diabetes more than doubled between 1996 and
2007, rising from about 9 million to 19 million, says a federal
government report released Wednesday.
Doctor Behind Study Linking Vaccine to Autism Accused of 'Deliberate Fraud'
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- An in-depth investigation
just published in a prominent medical journal alleges that a
decade-long effort to link childhood vaccinations with autism was
really an elaborate hoax perpetuated by a British doctor who has
since been banned from practicing medicine in that country.