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Health News for 01/27/15

January 27, 2015

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report.
Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds.
A Son's Struggles and Triumphs After Premature Birth

Elise Jackson remembers very clearly the day her son was born: It was May 8, 2002, and Elijah had arrived 15 weeks before his due date.
Health Highlights: Jan. 27, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Dealing With Nighttime Accidents

Bedwetting is common among children who are learning to use the potty. Experts say it's important for parents to handle accidents carefully, without embarrassing the child.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Among Children

There are things parents can do to help prevent urinary tract infections among children.
Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty

The blizzard conditions and frigid cold blanketing the U.S. Northeast pose numerous health threats, a doctor warns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2015

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