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  1. New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol: Review

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, a new research review confirms. The drugs, known as PCSK

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  2. Doctor Salaries and Job Satisfaction: New Survey

    April 27, 2015 -- Although money is still a sore issue for many doctors, according to Medscape's 2015 Physician Compensation Report, most had modest to significant salary gains. The top three earners in this year's report are orthopedists ($421,000), cardiologists ($376,000), and gastroenterologists

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  3. Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research. "Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, as opposed to those who

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  4. More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units to treat symptoms of drug withdrawal has nearly quadrupled since 2004, researchers report. Neonatal abstinence syndrome -- a drug-withdrawal syndrome that

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  5. Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children's use of mobile media, a separate study says. "We were n

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  6. Quit Smoking at Any Age to Live Longer

    April 24, 2015 -- It's never too late to stop smoking, experts say. They’ve found that even quitting after your 60th birthday can help add years to your life. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center reviewed info from 25 different studies involving 503,905 people from Europe and the U.S. a

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  7. Majority of Older U.S. Adults Take Daily Aspirin

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found. Leading medical associations recommen

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  8. Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With narcotic painkiller abuse now linked to 142 cases of HIV in rural Indiana, U.S. health officials are alerting other states to watch for clusters of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users. The Scott County e

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  9. Thousands May Have Been Shorted On Subsidies

    By Michelle Andrews Thousands of families with a disabled or deceased parent may have received a lower subsidy than they deserved to buy health coverage through the federal insurance marketplace as a result of a calculation error by the federal government. In addition, some who should have been elig

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  10. Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds. "The results reinforce the fact that cigar smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking. Cigar smoking is link

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