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  1. Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When Olivia Goree noticed something just "wasn't right" about her 6-week-old son's eyes, she trusted her instincts and took him to the doctor. What she never expected was the diagnosis: glaucoma. "I was really surprised," r

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  2. Could Dark Chocolate Ease Poor Leg Circulation?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The antioxidants contained in dark chocolate might help people suffering from reduced blood flow to their legs, researchers from Italy report. In a small study, people with artery problems in their legs walked a little

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  3. Steroid Shots May Not Help Back Pain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have lower back pain caused by spinal stenosis -- a condition that narrows the open space in the spinal canal -- are unlikely to get relief from steroid shots, a new study finds. "Steroid injections are a co

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  4. Controversial Stem Cell Studies Retracted

    July 3, 2014 -- Fraud allegations and waves of criticism from experts have led the journal Nature to withdraw two papers that claimed to describe a breakthrough in stem cell creation. American and Japanese researchers said they had created stem cells capable of becoming any organ or tissue in the bo

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  5. High BP May Raise Psoriasis Risk for Women

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure may have an increased risk of developing the skin disease psoriasis, new research suggests. Taking blood pressure medications called beta-blockers also raises the risk for psoriasis, acco

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  6. Insulin Pumps vs. Daily Injections for Type 2

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin pumps provide better blood sugar control for adults with diabetes than multiple daily insulin injections, a new study says. Insulin pumps are small devices that are worn by patients and deliver constant amounts o

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  7. 'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Use of fertility drugs doesn't appear to increase a woman's long-term risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancers, new research indicates. The findings are "generally reassuring," said study co-author Dr. Humberto Scocci

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  8. New Inhaled Drug Could Treat Asthma, Allergies

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new inhaled medication has the potential to treat mild asthma and allergies by interrupting the production of an immune system protein that triggers allergic reactions, a new study reports. The drug, quilizumab, targ

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  9. Study: No Link Between Testosterone, Heart Attack

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although recent research has linked testosterone therapy with a higher risk for heart attack and stroke, a new study involving more than 25,000 older men suggests otherwise. The study, funded by the U.S. National

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  10. Painkiller Prescriptions Vary Widely Among States

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in some states seem to wield a freer hand issuing prescriptions for powerful narcotic medications, leading to wide variations in narcotic drug use among states, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. Physicians

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