Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids
MONDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who receive the
combination MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella) vaccine
are at higher risk of having a febrile seizure a week to 10 days
after receiving the shot than children who get the MMR and
varicella (chicken pox) vaccines separately at the same visit, a
new study confirms.
More Genes Implicated in Type 2 Diabetes
SUNDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have located 12
new genes that seem to be linked with a predisposition for type 2
diabetes, bringing the total number of genetic locations implicated
in the condition to 38.
School-Based Efforts May Help Curb Obesity in High-Risk Kids
SUNDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- School-based efforts at
better nutrition, more exercise and improved education about
healthy living can help kids who are most at risk for obesity keep
the weight off, compared to children in schools without such
programs, a new study suggests.
Diabetes Drug Avandia Ups Heart Risk, Reviews Conclude
MONDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- According to data pooled
from several large clinical trials, the diabetes drug Avandia does
raise the odds of having a heart attack, bolstering the argument
that the drug's risks might outweigh its benefits in people with
type 2 diabetes.
Artificial Pancreas Continues to Show Promise
SUNDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
artificial pancreas technology can help diabetics gain greater
blood sugar control overnight, even when they have eaten a big meal
or had wine for dinner.
FDA Urges Limiting Antibiotics in Meat
MONDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- The continued use of
antimicrobial drugs to promote growth in chickens, cattle and other
livestock is tied to antibiotic resistance and should be phased out
for that purpose, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said