March 01, 2011
Health Tip: Controlling Baby's Eczema
If baby's skin breaks out in an itchy, scaly
rash on the face, elbows, or on the backs of the knees, it may be
eczema, medically called atopic dermatitis.
Hospital Spending Doesn't Affect Sepsis Survival
A new study has found that
patients treated at high-cost U.S. hospitals for sepsis -- a
potentially life-threatening bacterial infection in the bloodstream
-- don't have better short-term survival rates than those treated
at other hospitals.
Study Rates Success of Corneal Transplants in
Most youths who are given a
corneal transplant register improvements in vision that should
positively affect their everyday life, though the individual
benefits may vary, according to Australian researchers.
Heart Devices Not Tested Enough in Women:
On top of criticism that
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves medical devices with
too little oversight comes another troubling finding: Many
heart-related devices win FDA approval without being adequately
tested on women, despite an agency directive to do so.
Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study
A new international study
finds that half of adult males in the United States and elsewhere
may be infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually
transmissible virus linked to cervical cancer and other tumors.
Roflumilast Approved for Form of COPD
Roflumilast has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat flares
of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involving chronic