Health Tip: Using a Generator Safely
(HealthDay News) -- A portable generator can be a great source
of power and comfort during electrical outages. But it's vital to
take precautions to prevent deadly carbon monoxide poisoning.
U.S. Task Force Backs HIV Screening for All 15 to 65
TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should screen all
people aged 15 to 65 for HIV, as well as younger and older people
who are at increased risk for infection with the virus that causes
AIDS, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft
Discontinued Meds May Still Get Dispensed
TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors sometimes fail to
inform a pharmacist that a patient has been taken off a medication,
and the pharmacist continues to refill the patient's prescription
for the drug, a new study finds.
Supplement Use Widespread Among Americans
TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey estimates that
one in seven people in the United States regularly takes
supplements that aren't vitamins or minerals -- such as fish oil,
echinacea or ginseng -- but only 30 percent of them have had a
doctor or nurse recommend supplements.
Meningitis/Steroid Toll Now 34 Dead
TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing meningitis
outbreak tied to tainted steroid injections has reached 490 cases,
and another person has died, bringing the total fatalities to 34,
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported
AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide
TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- International health
officials on Tuesday reported continued headway against HIV/AIDS --
not only with a drop in the number of new HIV infections, but also
a dramatic rise in the number of people in treatment.