Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Boat
(HealthDay News) -- If you're one of the 70 million Americans
who enjoy boating, the U.S. Coast Guard offers these safety
New Pill for MS Shows Promise in Clinical Trial
MONDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new oral medication for
the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) shows promise in slowing
disease progression, limiting brain atrophy and reducing MS
relapses, a recently completed two-year clinical trial
Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit
MONDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Young mothers tend to be
heavier than their peers who don't have children, and they also
consume more saturated fat, sugary beverages and total calories, a
new study suggests.
Experimental Weight-Loss Drug Seems to Work: Study
SUNDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients taking a
high dose of an investigational weight-loss pill called Qnexa lost
an average of 22 pounds over a year, while also lowering their
cholesterol and blood pressure numbers, a new study has found.
Braids, Weaves May Lead to Balding in Black Women
MONDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of middle-aged
black women finds that almost 30 percent suffer from baldness and
scarring in the center of their scalps, possibly because braids and
weaves pull their hair too tight.
1st U.S. Test to Diagnose Dengue Fever Approved
MONDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- The first test to help
diagnose people with symptoms of the mosquito-borne virus dengue
fever has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Emissions Trap Cuts Harmful Diesel Pollution
MONDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- A special exhaust filter
for diesel engines cuts emissions of heart-harmful microscopic
particles by 98 percent, which could lead to fewer deaths from
cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.