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Health News for 12/19/14

December 19, 2014

Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds.
FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug.
System Approved to Remove Germs From Blood Platelets

A new system designed to remove viruses, bacteria and other germs from donated blood platelets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states.
Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say

All children should have their eyesight checked between the ages of 3 and 6, preferably every year, eye experts say.
Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

The cost of cancer treatment can cause financial stress that threatens patients' well-being, a new study finds.
E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

Potentially illness-causing E. coli bacteria were found on nearly one-quarter of herbs bought at farmers markets, according to a new study.
Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report.
Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds

Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds.
Older Cars a Bad Choice for Younger Drivers

New research warns parents that buying an older car for their teens may put their young lives at risk.
Health Tip: 12 Ways to a Healthier Holiday

No one wants to be sick over the holidays. So, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these 12 tips to help you stay healthier:
Health Tip: Bake a Healthier Holiday Treat

Baking holiday goodies doesn't have to include loads of butter and sugar.
Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than people who still have at least some of their teeth, a new study says.
Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds.
Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

If you can't balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds you may be at risk of a stroke, Japanese researchers suggest.
Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

Ebola's entrance into the United States -- along with Angelina Jolie's chickenpox and the National Hockey League's mumps outbreak -- have highlighted cracks in the nation's public health defense against infectious disease, according to a new health policy report released Thursday.
Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles

Traveling through the same U.S. airport gate, one infected passenger transmitted the measles virus to three others within a four-hour time span, illustrating just how easily the virus can spread, a new report shows.

 

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