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Health News for 01/26/15

January 26, 2015

FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium

The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Generic Form of Nexium Approved

The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, such as their cancer stage and other characteristics, according to a new study.
Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study

Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels.
Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study

People with chronic insomnia may be at increased risk for high blood pressure, a new study from China suggests.
ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study

For patients seen in emergency rooms solely for chest pain, noninvasive screening tests may not always predict future heart trouble, a new study suggests.
Thyroid Trouble May Harm Women's Fertility, Study Finds

A new study supports the notion that thyroid disorders can cause significant reproductive problems for women.
Use of Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Long-term and/or high-dose use of a class of medications used for hay fever, depression and other ills has been linked in a new study to a higher risk of dementia.
Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds

Siblings who share a diagnosis of autism often don't share the same autism-linked genes, according to a new study.
Natpara Approved for Hormone Disorder Causing Low Blood Calcium

Natpara (parathyroid hormone) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control low blood calcium among people with hypoparathyroidism.
New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved

The Bexsero vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent the "serogroup B" form of bacterial meningitis among people aged 10 through 25.
Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

Childhood neglect is associated with changes in the brain's white matter, a small study shows.
Could Premature Birth Affect Adult Relationships, Self-Esteem?

Young adults who were born prematurely are less likely than their peers to have intimate relationships, and may see themselves as somewhat less attractive, a new study suggests.
How to Stay Safe When Riding Out a Blizzard

As a potentially record-breaking blizzard pummels the U.S. Northeast, there are steps residents should take to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, doctors say.
Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study.
Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests.
Reducing Work-Family Conflict May Improve Sleep

Employees enrolled in a program to reduce work-family conflicts reported improved sleep, a new study says.
Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

Children with certain behavior problems are more likely to have sex at an early age, a new study reveals.
Health Tip: Getting a Good Day's Sleep

When you work the night shift, it may be difficult to fall asleep during the daylight hours.
Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis

Managing shoulder arthritis is easier if your doctor diagnoses the condition correctly and early.
Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

Marijuana shouldn't be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

 

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