Posted 2:00 PM 3/26/2013 by By E.J. Mundell
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Results from a major trial on controversial chelation therapy for patients with a history of heart attack find a modest benefit from the expensive treatment, but experts conclude there's no clear evidence supporting its use.
Still, "groups that (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 3/10/2013 by By E.J. Mundell
SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- There's mixed news from a much-anticipated clinical trial for people who've suffered a heart attack: While a study found that daily high doses of vitamins and minerals did nothing to improve patient outcomes, there was a hint that controversial "chelation" (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Fraudulent health products are commonplace and can cause serious injury or even death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
These products prey on people's desires for easy solutions to difficult health problems and often make claims related (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/22/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Premature babies who spend their first few days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit may be exposed to a possibly harmful chemical widely used in the manufacture of hard plastics, new research says.
The chemical (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/18/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Hay fever sufferers may find some relief with acupuncture, a new study suggests, though the therapy's appeal in the "real world" is yet to be seen.
The study, of 422 people with grass and pollen allergies, found that those randomly assigned to a dozen (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 2/15/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Small amounts of mood-altering drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders that are making their way into rivers and streams may be changing the behavior of some fish, a new study suggests.
Researchers in Sweden found exposure to the anti-anxiety drug (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/12/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's lush palms or piney groves, the health of trees in your neighborhood might influence your physical health, a new study suggests.
Research from the U.S. Forest Service found that the loss of 100 million trees on the East Coast and in the (More)