Generic Cymbalta Approved
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic versions of the antidepressant drug Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release capsules) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Gut Bacteria Shift Quickly After Changes in Diet, Study Shows
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- If you were to switch from vegetarianism to meat-eating, or vice-versa, chances are the composition of your gut bacteria would also undergo a big change, a new study suggests.
New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine that protects children against four strains of flu may be more effective than the usual three-strain vaccine, a new study suggests.
Psychiatrists Less Likely to Accept Health Insurance, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Psychiatrists are less likely than other doctors to accept insurance, which reduces the number of patients who have access to mental health care, a new study suggests.
FDA to Limit Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- As experts continue to sound alarm bells about the rising resistance of microbes to antibiotics used by humans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced it was curbing the use of the drugs in livestock nationwide.
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotics -- friendly bacteria found in supplements and some yogurts -- don't prevent childhood asthma, but they may provide other health benefits, according to a new study.
Health Plan Enrollment Gains Ground in November
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Many more Americans signed up for a health plan in November than in the troubled first month of open enrollment through the new state and federal marketplaces created as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government reported Wednesday.
Dangerous Bacteria Can Lurk Inside Nose, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful staph bacteria can lurk deep inside the nose, a small new study finds.
Health Highlights: Dec. 11, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
'Obamacare' Helping Young Adults Get Health Insurance: Report
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- More young adults have health insurance now than three years ago. And many of them are getting that coverage under a provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows them to stay on their parents' health policies until they turn 26, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.