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  1. GNC to Boost Testing of Herbal Supplements

    March 30, 2015 -- Extensive testing procedures for its herbal supplement products are being introduced by GNC, the company announced Monday. The testing of those products by GNC -- the largest specialty retailer of dietary supplements in the United States -- will far exceed the quality controls requ

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  2. Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report. The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011,

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  3. Lots of Leafy Greens Might Shield Aging Brains

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests. Researchers evaluated the eating habits and mental ability of more than 950 older adults for an average of five years. T

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  4. U.S. Ebola Patient's Condition Improves

    March 30, 2015 -- The condition of an American health worker being treated for Ebola at a National Institutes of Health facility has improved from serious to fair, officials said Monday. The NIH did not release any more details about the patient, who was one of 17 staff members of the non-profit Par

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  5. Gestational Diabetes Drug and Complication Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When used to treat diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), the drug glyburide has been linked to a number of complications in the baby, according to a new study. In fact, infants born to mothers

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  6. New Research on Child Paralysis, Enterovirus D68

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014. The researchers found the gene

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  7. Fecal Transplant and Serious Intestinal Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report. The infection is called Clostridium difficile . It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and k

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  8. Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome appears to increase risk for migraine headaches, and migraines may make it more likely that you'll also have carpal tunnel syndrome, new research suggests. The study is the first to find a link betw

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  9. Synthetic Pot Linked to Kidney Injury

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice, might harm the kidneys. "Use and abuse of these products have been tied to acute kidney injury in patients across the country," Kerry Willis, chie

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  10. People May Grow More Trusting With Age

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Far from the "grumpy old men" stereotype, people may actually become more trusting -- and happier -- with age, a new study suggests. "When we think of old age, we often think of decline and loss," study co-author Claudia

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