September 23, 2014
Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.
Overall adult diabetes rates appear to have leveled off during the past four years in the United States, in stark contrast to the two decades prior, which saw a doubling of the chronic disease, according to a new federal study.
FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs
The number of 'rogue' wholesale distributors selling fake or unapproved prescription drugs is growing, so doctors need to be vigilant when purchasing medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday.
Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts
Infections from the
Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone could soar to 1.4
million cases by mid-January unless the global community mounts a
rapid response to the West African crisis, according to new
estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved
The first blood test
to detect five strains of yeast that cause rare blood infections in
people with weakened immune systems has been approved by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration.
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes
cholesterol-lowering drugs while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic
stroke -- which causes bleeding in the brain -- were more than four
times more likely to survive than people who weren't taking the
drugs, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Get Fit With a Buddy
If you're toning up or striving to lose a
few extra pounds, working out with a partner or friend can make the
job easier and more fun.