October 18, 2010
Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly
Of all fall-related deaths, more than 60
percent involve people who are 75 years old or older. According to
the Brain Injury Association of America, falls are a leading cause
of traumatic brain injury among the elderly.
H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11:
Canadian researchers say
they do not expect the H1N1 virus -- the so-called swine flu -- to
be very severe this year, although they are recommending that
everyone over the age of 50, especially those with chronic health
conditions, get immunized this fall.
Botox Approved for Chronic Migraines
injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to prevent chronic migraines among people who get
the painful headaches more than 14 days per month.
Baraclude Sanctioned for Severe Liver Disease
Bristol-Myers Squibb said
Monday its liver drug Baraclude (entecavir) has received expanded
approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
chronic hepatitis B in adults with decompensated liver disease, a
form of severe liver damage.