Bigger Breasts, Lack of Exercise Tied to Breast Cancer Mortality
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- If a woman develops breast cancer, having larger breasts and being sedentary might increase her risk of dying from the disease, a large, long-term study suggests.
Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for people trying to quit smoking: Aids such as nicotine gums and patches or smoking cessation drugs such as Chantix won't harm the heart.
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are falling out of high chairs at alarming rates, according to a new safety study that found high chair accidents increased 22 percent between 2003 and 2010.
Sovaldi Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic infection with Hepatitis C. It's considered a breakthrough medication since it's the first such drug that does not require same-time administration of interferon, the agency said in a news release.
Health Highlights: Dec. 9, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: Exercising With Arthritis
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise can help ease the pain and discomfort of arthritis, but it may be easier to get active at certain times of day when your arthritis isn't flaring.
Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine
SATURDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Few people realize how effective the vaccines against HPV (human papillomavirus) are for preventing cervical cancer, and even fewer talk about the vaccine with their doctors, according to a survey of more than 1,400 people.
New Hepatitis C Drug Approved by FDA
SATURDAY, Dec. 7, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new hepatitis C drug that can be taken as a pill once a day was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday.
FDA OKs Injections to Treat Curvature of Penis
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The first drug treatment for unusual curvature of the penis has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday.
Study Challenges Myths About Frequent ER Users
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The widely held belief that mentally ill substance abusers are the most frequent users of hospital emergency departments is an "urban legend," a new study claims.