Health Tip: Controlling Baby's Eczema
(HealthDay News) -- If baby's skin breaks out in an itchy, scaly
rash on the face, elbows, or on the backs of the knees, it may be
eczema, medically called atopic dermatitis.
Hospital Spending Doesn't Affect Sepsis Survival Rates
TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new study has found that
patients treated at high-cost U.S. hospitals for sepsis -- a
potentially life-threatening bacterial infection in the bloodstream
-- don't have better short-term survival rates than those treated
at other hospitals.
Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women
TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is known to boost
the risk of estrogen-fueled breast cancer in women past menopause.
Now, new research suggests a link between postmenopausal obesity
and an especially aggressive type of breast cancer that doesn't
depend on estrogen to grow.
Few Support 'Individual Mandate' in Health Care Reform Law, Poll Finds
TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Half of U.S. adults still
oppose the "individual mandate" clause in the new health care
reform law that requires all Americans not already insured to
purchase health insurance, while only 22 percent support it, a new
Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds.
Study Rates Success of Corneal Transplants in Kids
TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Most youths who are given a
corneal transplant register improvements in vision that should
positively affect their everyday life, though the individual
benefits may vary, according to Australian researchers.
Heart Devices Not Tested Enough in Women: Study
TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- On top of criticism that
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves medical devices with
too little oversight comes another troubling finding: Many
heart-related devices win FDA approval without being adequately
tested on women, despite an agency directive to do so.
Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Reveals
TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new international study
finds that half of adult males in the United States and elsewhere
may be infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually
transmissible virus linked to cervical cancer and other tumors.
Dramatic Drop in Blood Infections Among ICU Patients: CDC
TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a dramatic
decline in bloodstream infections in intensive care unit patients
with central lines, but the number of these infections in general
remains too high, a new U.S. government report shows.
Roflumilast Approved for Form of COPD
TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Roflumilast has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat flares
of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involving chronic
Gene Therapy Against HIV Not a Proven Cure, Experts Say
TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are reacting with
cautious optimism to the announcement Monday that researchers
reconfigured immune cells so that they became resistant to HIV in
six patients infected with the virus.