Ingredient in New MS Drug Linked to Serious Brain Disease
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- The active ingredient in
a drug that's expected to become a popular treatment for multiple
sclerosis has been linked to four European cases of a rare but
sometimes fatal brain disease called progressive multifocal
Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted device that
zaps the nerves at the nape of the neck -- shown effective in
treating some people with migraines -- may also help ease the ache
of fibromyalgia, an ailment that causes widespread body pain and
Health Tip: Keep Fire Extinguisher Ready
(HealthDay News) -- Having a portable fire extinguisher on hand
can save lives, so it's important to know how to properly store and
use one in an emergency.
Health Tip: If You Use a Food Vending Machine
(HealthDay News) -- When a craving hits and you absolutely need
a snack, you may turn to a vending machine to quiet your growling
Clumsiness in Some Elderly Tied to Brain Changes
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Certain brain changes may
help explain why many older adults become clumsier as time goes by,
a new study says.
Annual Dental Cleaning May Be Enough for Some: Study
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, once-a-year
dental cleaning may be enough to prevent gum disease that leads to
tooth loss, according to a new study.
Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Offering flu shots at
elementary schools could reduce the number of flu cases and deaths
among children, a new study suggests.
Designated Drivers Often Drink Themselves, Study Finds
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Having a designated driver
sounds like a great idea, but a new study found that more than
one-third of those who were supposed to drive their pals home
safely had been boozing it up themselves.
Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who suffer a concussion
may have a substantially slower recovery if they've sustained one
or more blows to the head in the past, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: June 10, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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