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Health News for 07/23/14

July 23, 2014

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought. New lab research on human cells suggests that one of the medications might stop the other from working properly.
Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jealousy may not be the sole domain of humans, with new research showing dogs can get downright possessive when it comes to the love of their master.
HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

For patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C, HIV antiretroviral therapy may help control both viruses, a small study suggests.
Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

The timing of a girl's first menstrual period may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene variations, a new study suggests.
Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

Zydelig (idelalisib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsed forms of blood cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (FL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), the FDA said Wednesday in a news release.
Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

A growing number of U.S. teens are using synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) to boost their muscles and athletic ability, a new study finds.
Parent's Death May Raise Risk of Early Death for Grown Children, Study Suggests

Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: July 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.
Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.
Health Tip: Eating for Your Age

Eating the right foods can help you maintain health, energy and help you feel your best.
Keep Your Teens Safe on the Road This Summer

Car crashes are the leading cause of accidental death among American teens, and parents need to take steps to keep their teens safe when they're on the road this summer, an expert says.
Tips for Beating BBQ Burns

Summer's the season for grilling outside, but mishaps can happen even to the most experienced grillmaster.
Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.
American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations

Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks.

 

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