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Health News for 09/17/14

September 17, 2014

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illnesses that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S. health officials report.
Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

Sixteen major food and beverage companies have made good on their pledge to cut calories in their U.S. products, a new report finds.
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new study.
Health Highlights: Sept. 17, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Minimize Jet Lag

It's difficult to eliminate jet lag altogether, but there are things you can do to minimize symptoms of poor sleep, fatigue and difficulty concentrating.
Health Tip: Avoiding Salmonella From Your Pet

Just like their owner's cuisine, a pet's food can be contaminated with nasty germs such as salmonella.
Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.
Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard III

Modern forensic techniques are shedding light on a 500-year-old mystery: Which battlefield injuries might have killed King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle?
Researchers Don't See Long-Term Benefits From Drug for Preemies

Although magnesium sulfate is routinely given to pregnant women at risk for very preterm delivery, new research suggests it won't provide any long-term benefits for infants.
Some Benefits of Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned

Including women older than 70 in national breast cancer screening programs won't lead to a sharp reduction in advanced forms of the disease, a new study finds.
Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new study finds.
U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

Americans' belt size continues to inch up, and women's waistlines are widening faster than men's, according to new government research.
Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows.
Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just 3 million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported Tuesday.
1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

One in five American men admits to using violence against his spouse or partner, a new survey shows.
Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids

Movantik (naloxegol) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat opioid-induced constipation, the agency said Tuesday.

 

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