Health Tip: Having Balance Problems?
(HealthDay News) -- Balance problems may be hard to identify,
since it's often difficult to describe symptoms to a doctor.
Health Tip: Establish Healthy Bowel Habits
(HealthDay News) -- Your digestive system plays a key role in
your overall health.
Some 'High-Risk' Kidneys May Be Safe for Organ Transplant: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Many kidneys from deceased
donors that are classified as "high-risk" are safe if the organs
are screened using current methods, according to a small new
Ultrasound Device May Improve Emergency Stroke Care: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The use of a hands-free
ultrasound device in combination with a clot-busting drug appears
safe for patients with a common kind of stroke, a small, new study
Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Do you have any expired or
unused prescription medicines cluttering up your medicine cabinet?
You can get rid of them safely and quickly at sites across the
United States during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on
Good News for Caregivers: You May Live Longer
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Conflicting with mounds of
previous findings, new research suggests that family caregivers
actually live slightly longer than non-caregivers.
Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children who've suffered a
concussion or other head injury seem to have a much
higher-than-average rate of depression, a new study finds.
Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is one of
the most lethal tumor types because it's too often diagnosed in a
later, advanced stage. But a new study suggests that a simple blood
test might help spot the disease earlier.
FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has recommended tighter controls on prescriptions
for painkillers such as Vicodin and Lortab that contain the
powerful narcotic hydrocodone.
Health Highlights: Oct. 25, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Brain-Imaging Drug Approved for Alzheimer's Detection
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Vizamyl (flutemetamol F 18
injection) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration for use with positron emission tomography (PET)
imaging of the brain to screen adults for signs of Alzheimer's
disease and other forms of dementia.