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Obamacare Is Helping West Virginia Fight the Opioid Crisis

Obamacare Is Helping West Virginia Fight the Opioid Crisis

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that the Medicaid expansion the Affordable Care Act set into motion has played a key role in fighting America’s opioid epidemic. Ever since West Virginia expanded its Medicaid program under “Obamacare,” many more people with opioid addiction […]

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Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there’s only downsides to it. Beyond having no proven benefits, douching can cause many health problems, including bacterial and yeast infections. And if you […]

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U.S. Measles Cases Top Last Year’s Total

U.S. Measles Cases Top Last Year’s Total

The number of measles cases in the United States so far this year has already surpassed the total for last year. Latest Infectious Disease News As of March 28, there had been 387 reported cases in 15 states, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Monday. Last year, there were […]

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U.S. Leads World in Reducing Prostate Cancer Cases

U.S. Leads World in Reducing Prostate Cancer Cases

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of prostate cancer cases and deaths have declined or stabilized in many countries. And the United States had the largest recent decrease in disease incidence, a new study says. “Previous studies have indicated significant variation in prostate cancer rates, due to factors including detection […]

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Mavenclad Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

Mavenclad Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mavenclad (cladribine) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. Latest Neurology News An agency news release said the drug is recommended for people who have had an inadequate response to, or are unable to tolerate, another […]

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Second New MS Drug Secures FDA Approval

Second New MS Drug Secures FDA Approval

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved another new multiple sclerosis drug — the second in one week. Mavenclad (cladribine) pills can be used to treat relapsing forms of MS in adults, including relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease. The drug is not […]

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Health Tip: Daily Aspirin Therapy

Health Tip: Daily Aspirin Therapy

(HealthDay News) — Aspirin can prevent heart attacks and strokes by lowering the clotting action of the blood’s platelets. Latest Heart News However, preventing blood from clotting can also cause stomach or brain bleeding, kidney failure and other kinds of strokes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The decision to start daily aspirin therapy […]