Posted 3:00 PM 4/3/2013 by E.J. Mundell
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say a newly developed model of infection in monkeys is giving valuable information on an emerging SARS-like virus that has health officials worried worldwide.
The new coronavirus was first spotted in September and is similar to the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/2/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with recurrent sore throats might benefit from getting their tonsils removed, according to a new study from Finland.
People tend to think of tonsillitis -- sore and swollen tissues at the back of the throat -- as occurring in childhood. However (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take antihistamines to reduce stomach acid are at increased risk for infection with Clostridium difficile, a common cause of diarrhea, a new study finds.
Researchers reviewed the findings of 33 previous studies that looked at C. (More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 3/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of a fungal lung infection called Valley Fever increased sharply in several southwestern states since the late 1990s, according to a report released Thursday.
In Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, the number of cases climbed from (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/27/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genetic factors and wheezing early in life are associated with a greatly increased risk of asthma in children, a new study says.
Researchers examined data from nearly 500 children and found that about 90 percent of those who had two copies of (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/26/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Spring is here, and so are seasonal allergies. For the millions who suffer from hay fever or asthma in the United States, a new under-the-tongue treatment may hold promise.
Pills and drops designed to desensitize the immune system to allergens could (More)
Posted 9:22 AM 3/25/2013 by Scott Roberts
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- The TOBI Podhaler (tobramycin inhalation powder) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat cystic fibrosis patients infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that can damage the lungs.
Cystic fibrosis, affecting (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who are hospitalized for pneumonia are at high risk for long-term physical and mental problems that can impair their ability to care for themselves, according to a new study.
The study looked at data on about 1,400 adults older than 50 who (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- About 71 million Americans with private health insurance plans received at least one free preventive health service -- such as a mammogram or flu shot -- in 2011 and 2012 because of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration said Monday.