Xtoro Approved for Swimmer's Ear

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Xtoro (finalfloxacin otic suspension) eardrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat swimmer's ear, clinically known as acute otitis externa.

Health Tip: Tossing Leftover Food

(HealthDay News) -- Leftovers can only last so long before they're at risk for spoiling.

New System Targets Germs in Donated Blood Plasma

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new system designed to eliminate germs in donated blood plasma and reduce the risk of transmitting a plasma-borne infection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

'Low-GI' Diet May Not Benefit Blood Sugar

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diets low in "glycemic index" are touted as a way to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. But a new study suggests that as long as people are eating healthily, they don't need to obsess over glycemic index.

Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition experts advocate including nuts in a heart-healthy diet, but a new study finds that about 60 percent of Americans don't consume these foods on a daily basis.

Poor Students Eat Healthier Foods at School, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor students get more fruits and vegetables at school than they do at home, a new study finds.

First Newborn Screening Test Approved for Rare Immune Disorder

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first test to screen for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical professionals, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends.

New Test Estimates Risk of Heart Disease

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new screening test designed to estimate a person's risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation is a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat for older Americans. However, a new study suggests healthy changes in eating and exercise habits can help ease the condition.