For Those With Mystery Illnesses, a 'Clinic of Last Resort'
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A sibling pair with a
puzzling condition that made even walking a short distance an
agony; a 20-year-old man with a rare respiratory ailment forcing
him to live on a ventilator; a woman with a potentially fatal
buildup of a protein in her muscles -- all rare cases that were
difficult to diagnose, let alone treat.
Bond With Teacher Can Help Curb Aggression in Kids
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Having a good
relationship with their teacher may help reduce aggressive behavior
among first-graders and also protect them from other students'
aggression, researchers have found.
Newer 'Pill' May Raise Blood Clot Risk
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Birth control pills with
newer types of progestogen hormones (drospirenone, desogestrel or
gestodene) are more likely than others to cause serious blood
clots, a new study confirms.
Ghost Writing Persists in Major Medical Journals
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Honorary and ghost
authors were involved in 21 percent of articles published in six
leading medical journals in 2008, which shows that this type of
inappropriate authorship remains a problem, a new study says.
Flu Vaccine Isn't Foolproof
TUESDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The most widely used flu
vaccine in the United States is only about 60 percent effective in
healthy adults, new research indicates.
National Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled for Saturday
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- In an ongoing effort to
fight prescription-drug abuse by adults and teenagers in the United
States, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has
scheduled Saturday, Oct. 29 as another National Prescription Drug
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 28
TUESDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The death toll in the
listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes produced at a Colorado farm
has reached 28, with another 133 people sickened in 26 states, U.S.
officials said late Tuesday.
Links to Mental Illness Seen in Fetal Brains: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The genes suspected of
causing autism, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses are
activated in the developing brain before birth, according to a
major genetic analysis.