Health News On 26 Oct 2007

  • FDA Issues New Warning Against Anti-Clotting Drug Trasylol
    Trasylol, a clotting drug used to prevent excessive bleeding during heart bypass surgery, increases the risk of death when compared with other drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Thursday.
  • Experimental AIDS Vaccine May Increase Risk Of HIV
    The frustrating saga of AIDS vaccines — 22 years of research, and not a single one yet works — has taken a sad turn: an experimental vaccine developed by Merck may leave people more vulnerable to HIV infection.
  • Oral Surgery Can Reduce CPAP Needs In Patients With Sleep Apnea
    A procedure known as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) may help some patients improve or even eliminate their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a new study.
  • Pregnant Women At Risk For Unnecessary Operations Due To Misdiagnosis Of Appendicitis
    New research published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggests that pregnant women suspected of having appendicitis are often misdiagnosed and undergo unnecessary appendectomies (removal of the appendix) that can result in early delivery or loss of the fetus.
  • Obesity Risks Increase After Menopause
    Postmenopausal women are at an age when the incidence and exacerbation of the chronic health conditions associated with obesity become more prevalent.