ARCHIVE: December 2019

FDA Gives First Ebola Vaccine for Adults the Green Light

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The first Ebola vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a single-dose injection called Ervebo. The vaccine from Merck & Co. is...

Vitamin D Alone Doesn't Prevent Fractures, New Study Finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking calcium and vitamin D might help older adults curb the risk of a bone fracture, but vitamin D alone does not do the job, a new research review...

Special 'Invisible' Dye Could Serve as Skin's...

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A special dye that's injected at the time of vaccination could become an alternative to paper or electronic vaccination records, researchers report. "In...

Growing Obesity Rates May Contribute to Climate Change

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rising obesity rates worldwide may be contributing to the climate crisis, researchers report. "Our analysis suggests that, in addition to beneficial effects...

Drug Could Offer New Option Against Lupus

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from the autoimmune disease lupus might soon have a new drug to turn to, a clinical trial suggests. Anifrolumab is a lab-created antibody...

For 30 years, TGH "Super Santa" has brought gifts to...

Tampa General Hospital’s own “Super Santa” was honored Thursday at the 30th annual Hillsborough Foster Angels toy presentation, which collected thousands of toys and gifts for needy children. “...

Gabapentin, Opioids a Deadly Duo: FDA

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New warnings about the risk of dangerous breathing difficulties when gabapentinoids are used with opioids or by certain patients must now appear on product...

Vaping in Kids Under 15 'Skyrocketed' Over 5 Years,...

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of U.S. teens who started vaping by age 14 tripled in recent years, researchers report. The findings come amid a soaring uptake in the use...

12 Million Americans Drove While Stoned Last Year

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans, teens and young adults in particular, are driving while high on pot and other illegal drugs, U.S. health officials report....

TV Could Sway Viewers to Prefer Thinner Women: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who watch lots of TV prefer thinner women, which suggests that TV can influence opinions about preferred body shapes, researchers say. Their study...

Could Baldness Become 'Optional'? New Research May...

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to avoid baldness is to stop hair from falling out in the first place. Now, researchers say a new hair growth discovery might help men keep...

AHA News: Are You Drinking Enough During Winter Months?

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Remembering to drink enough water is easy during the summer, when higher temperatures and outdoor activities drive the point home. But...

Routine Ear Wax 'Flush' Leaves Woman's Face...

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In what doctors say is an extremely rare occurrence, a woman in her 70s went to her doctor to have impacted ear wax removed and wound up with permanent...

Love Museums, Theater? The Arts Might Extend Your Life

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a senior who loves to take in the latest art exhibit or check out a new musical, it might do more than stimulate your senses: New research...

Obesity in Middle Age Could Raise Odds for Alzheimer's Later

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity in middle age is associated with an increased risk of dementia later in life, according to a study of more than 1 million women in the United...

Drug-Resistant Dysentery Emerging Among Gay Men

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Australian researchers are sounding the alarm over cases of a highly infectious intestinal illness that appear to be resistant to all forms of standard...

Lots of Overtime Could Send Your Blood Pressure Soaring

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Long hours spent working will do no favors for your blood pressure, a new Canadian study suggests. The five-year study tracked the working hours and blood...

Unhealthy Eating Habits Cost U.S. $50 Billion a Year: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Healthier eating could save the United States more than $50 billion a year in health care costs associated with heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and...

Winter Baby? Summer Baby? Birth Season Might Affect Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Birthdays are a time of celebration. But, according to a new study, a spring or summer birth date could mean a higher risk of dying from heart disease....

Half of U.S. Adults Will Be Obese in 10 Years

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A decade from now, roughly half of U.S. adults will be obese -- with nearly one-quarter severely so, a new study projects. The predictions by researchers...

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