A Good Doctor's Visit Starts With a Little Homework
FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Whether buying a toothbrush
or a new car, it's become routine for shoppers to research before
buying so they know all the options and can strike the best
Human Meds Are Pets' Biggest Poisoning Danger
FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- When John D'Amato arrived
home early from work one day, he found an empty bottle of ibuprofen
on the living room floor -- and one very sick pet.
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Pertussis?
(HealthDay News) -- Pertussis, commonly called "whooping cough,"
is a bacterial infection with symptoms that are similar to those of
a common cold. In children, bouts of coughing often end with a
Deep Brain Stimulation Studied for Alzheimer's
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- In an extremely small,
early trial, deep brain stimulation appeared to improve memory
slightly in several patients with mild Alzheimer's disease.
Tylenol Use Linked to Asthma, Other Allergies in Teens
FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Teens from around the world
who regularly take acetaminophen, best known as Tylenol, were more
than twice as likely to have asthma as teens who never take the
over-the-counter pain and fever reducer, new research finds.
Experts Predict 'Normal' H1N1 Flu Season This Year
FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the current lull in
H1N1 influenza activity, experts say it's likely that the Northern
Hemisphere will see a new, but still mild, wave of the virus this
FDA Approves Emergency Contraceptive
FRIDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Friday approved the ella (ulipristal acetate)
emergency contraceptive pill, which prevents pregnancy if taken
within five days of unprotected intercourse or contraceptive