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Extinct Human Species Passed on Powerful Immune System Gene

Extinct Human Species Passed on Powerful Immune System Gene

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You may have the extinct humans called Denisovans to thank for your adaptable immune system, Australian researchers suggest. Denisovans were related to Neanderthals and interbred with modern humans about 50,000 years ago as modern humans left Africa for Papua New Guinea and Australia. […]

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benztropine (Cogentin)

benztropine (Cogentin)

What is benztropine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Benztropine is an oral and injectable synthetic medication. It is structurally similar to atropine (AtroPen) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Benztropine has anticholinergic effects. Anticholinergic drugs block the action of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter (chemical) that nerves use to communicate with other nerves. In Parkinson’s there is […]

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Life Expectancy

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Life Expectancy

Source: MedicineNet Multiple sclerosis (MS) facts Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that causes demyelination (disruption of the myelin that insulates and protects nerve cells) of spinal nerve and brain cells. Although the exact case is unknown, it’s considered an autoimmune disease. Risk factors for the disease include being between 15-60 years of age; women […]

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levetiracetam (Keppra) Side Effects

levetiracetam (Keppra) Side Effects

Other consumer levetiracetam (Keppra) side effects* SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, and weakness may occur. These side effects are more common during the first 4 weeks and usually lessen as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because […]

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A Good Reason to Stop Squabbling at Home

A Good Reason to Stop Squabbling at Home

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Few families are able to escape squabbles completely, whether between spouses, children or other relatives. But a Danish study that looked at nearly 10,000 men and women, aged 36 to 52, warns that stressful social relations can be more than […]

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Many Female Veterans Troubled by History of Sexual Assault

Many Female Veterans Troubled by History of Sexual Assault

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than one in 10 older female veterans experienced sexual assault while on active duty, a new study shows. Doctors “caring for older women veterans should recognize the prevalence and importance of [military sexual trauma] when assessing patients’ health concerns,” said study author Dr. […]

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Paid Family Leave Helps Keep Babies’ Vaccines on Track: Study

Paid Family Leave Helps Keep Babies’ Vaccines on Track: Study

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children whose parents take paid family leave when they’re born are more likely to get vaccinated at the recommended ages, a new study finds. “Currently, many people do not vaccinate their child within the recommended schedule and are late,” said study co-author Solomon Polachek, […]

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Youngest in Classroom Diagnosed More Often With ADHD, Other Problems

Youngest in Classroom Diagnosed More Often With ADHD, Other Problems

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If a child can’t sit still or blurts out random thoughts in kindergarten or first grade, does the child have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Or is the youngster just not mature enough to sit still yet? Both are possibilities, and whichever […]