Health News

Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
How Weight Might Affect Cancer Risk
Cancer types associated with being overweight or obese may account for almost half of cancer diagnoses in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Girls May See Longer-Lasting Concussion Effects
Adolescent girls may have to deal with the symptoms of sports-related concussions for longer than boys, according to a new study.
New Device Approved to Treat Sleep Apnea
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new implantable device to treat moderate to severe central sleep apnea.
Serious Risks Tied to Infant Sleep Positioners
Commonly advertised crib accessories can lead to suffocation, according to a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Improved Access to Adverse Drug Event Reports
Searching for information on adverse drug reactions has never been easier.
A Little Exercise May Go a Long Way for Depression
As little as one hour of exercise each week could protect you from depression, according to a new study.
Breast Cancer Rx Gets Thumbs Up from FDA
Just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a new breast cancer treatment has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Seizure Rx Now Approved for Kids
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approval of a seizure medication to allow it to be used in children ages 4 to 17.
FDA Issues Warning for Liver Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that a medication for a rare liver disease could pose deadly risks to some patients.