An Extra Nudge Might Boost Mammogram Rates
TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Having health insurance may
not be enough to get low-income women to be screened for breast
cancer, but adding a counseling program may help boost the
mammography screening rates, a new study has found.
Fewer Dying From Type 1 Diabetes
TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- The overall death rate from
type 1 diabetes is decreasing in the United States, but blacks are
more likely to die from the condition than whites, a new study
Clues to Preventing Return of Liver Cancer
TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral therapy may halt
or slow recurrence of liver cancer in patients with chronic
hepatitis B and extend their lives, finds a new study.
Insulin Pump With Blood Sugar Sensor May Improve on Injections
TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Type 1 diabetics who used
an insulin pump and a sensor that continuously monitored their
blood sugar levels had better control over their illness than
people taking insulin injections, a large clinical trial finds.
Tight Blood Sugar Control in Older Diabetics May Not Reduce Heart Risk
TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive control of blood
glucose levels does not reduce the odds of cardiovascular disease
for those with long-term type 2 diabetes who are at risk of heart
problems, as researchers have known. But it may have some other
benefits, a new analysis suggests.
More Young Moms-to-Be Treated for Meth, Marijuana Abuse
TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Among pregnant teens
admitted for substance abuse treatment, the proportion treated for
methamphetamine abuse more than quadrupled -- from 4.3 percent to
18.8 percent -- between 1992 and 2007, while admission rates for
marijuana abuse more than doubled, from 19.3 percent to 45.9
percent, a new government study shows.
Generic Effexor XR Approved
TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version
of Effexor extended release capsules (venlafaxine hydrochloride) to
treat major depressive disorder has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.