Celebrex Might Thwart Inherited Skin Cancers
FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- People with an inherited skin disorder could reduce their risk of developing skin cancer by taking the painkiller celecoxib (Celebrex), a preliminary study suggests.
Common Radio Frequency Tag Readers Might Trouble Pacemakers
FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and pacemaker manufacturers confirms that emissions from readers of ubiquitous radio frequency identification devices (RFIDs) can interfere with pacemakers, although that risk is small.
Novel Bandage Might Help Preserve Donor Organs
FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A newly developed bandage that delivers a beneficial gas to skin and tissue could potentially serve as a therapeutic sock for diabetics and a wrap for body organs awaiting transplant, researchers say.
Key to Hepatitis C May Be Two Cellular Proteins
FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified two cellular proteins that play an important role in hepatitis C infection, and they say the finding may point to new and less toxic treatments for the disease, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Study Suggests Way to 'Mop Up' Leukemia Cells
FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests that a vaccine could help reduce the risk of a relapse in some people who take the drug Gleevec to treat chronic myeloid leukemia.
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat : Experts
FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Since the thwarted Christmas day terrorist attack on an airline flight approaching Detroit, officials have announced plans to increase the use of fully body scans at U.S. airports, leaving some travelers wondering about the health effects of these devices.
Two-Thirds of American Teens Need More Shut-Eye
FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- In news that probably won't surprise the parents or teachers of adolescents, a new study finds that most U.S. teens aren't getting enough sleep each night.
Short School Closures Won't Shut Down Flu
FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Schools need to be closed for at least eight weeks during an influenza epidemic to significantly reduce infection rates, according to a new study.