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Pot Poisonings Among Kids, Teens Double After Medical Marijuana Law Passed

Pot Poisonings Among Kids, Teens Double After Medical Marijuana Law Passed

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pot-related poisoning calls involving kids and teens more than doubled in Massachusetts after the state legalized medical marijuana, a new study reports. Calls related to cannabis exposure increased 140% in the years after Massachusetts voted to legalize medical pot in […]

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Plague Concerns Close Parts of Wildlife Refuge Near Denver

Plague Concerns Close Parts of Wildlife Refuge Near Denver

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some areas of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver remain closed due to plague-infected prairie dogs. Latest Infectious Disease News Other wildlife and nature areas near Denver has also been closed as officials try to halt the spread of the disease, which can be transferred […]

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For Heart Patients, CPAP Treatment May Ease Depression: Study

For Heart Patients, CPAP Treatment May Ease Depression: Study

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea can ease depression in people with heart disease, according to a groundbreaking new study. “Patients who have had a stroke or heart attack are prone to suffer from low mood and are two to three […]

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valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT)

valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT)

What is valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide is a combination of two medications that is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) which also includes: Angiotensin, formed in the blood by the action of angiotensin converting […]

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Lipodystrophy (Acquired, Generalized, Inherited)

Lipodystrophy (Acquired, Generalized, Inherited)

Lipodystrophy definition and facts Picture of HIV Lipodystrophy Lipodystrophy refers to medical problem where there is an abnormal distribution of fat in the body. This can refer both to fat loss (lipoatrophy) and abnormal accumulation of fat tissue. The disease may be inherited genetically, (for example, familial partial lipodystrophy or FPLD), or acquired. If inherited […]