Posted 3:00 PM 4/3/2013 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of caring for Americans with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia may now be as high as $215 billion a year -- more than the cost of caring for heart disease or cancer, a new study finds.
And that number is expected to escalate as the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who are trying to quit can use over-the-counter nicotine replacement gums, lozenges and skin patches for a longer period of time than previously recommended, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.
Any nicotine-containing product (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/30/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Single-load liquid laundry packets are becoming more popular but need to be used and stored safely. The concentrated detergent in the packets can cause harm if it is swallowed or gets into the eyes, an industry group says.
"Laundry packets are (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 3:00 PM 3/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Among kidney dialysis patients, Hispanics tend to live longer than blacks and whites, a new study finds.
Learning the reasons for these racial differences could help improve care for all kidney disease patients, the investigators said.(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)