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Here’s How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls

Here’s How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Aug 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bingeing on social media isn’t good for any teen, but new research has pinpointed three ways in which hours spent on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook may harm the mental health of young girls in particular. “Almost all of the […]

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ADHD Meds May Alter Boys’ Brains

ADHD Meds May Alter Boys’ Brains

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One of the most popular and effective medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to alter the brains of boys with the disorder, a new study shows. While the researchers couldn’t say for certain whether the changes were good […]

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Israeli Flight Attendant Dies of Measles

Israeli Flight Attendant Dies of Measles

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An Israeli flight attendant and mother of three who contracted measles earlier this year died on Tuesday. Latest Infectious Disease News Rotem Amitai, 43, worked for El Al and had traveled from New York to Tel Aviv a few days before developing a fever on March 31, but […]

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Speed Stroke Recovery With Exercise

Speed Stroke Recovery With Exercise

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Aerobic exercise significantly improves stroke survivors’ endurance and walking ability, researchers report. They analyzed 19 studies that included nearly 500 stroke survivors, aged 54 to 71, who completed aerobic exercise programs similar in structure to cardiac rehabilitation. The patients did two or three aerobics workouts […]

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AHA News: Younger Stroke Survivors More At Risk For Anxiety

AHA News: Younger Stroke Survivors More At Risk For Anxiety

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Anxiety is more than twice as common in younger stroke survivors, especially those who show symptoms of depression, than in older patients, according to a new study that recommends routine mental health screenings for survivors of all ages. Anxiety is common after stroke […]

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The Return of a Training Classic for Runners

The Return of a Training Classic for Runners

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With running, proper form is essential for everything from desired speed to injury prevention. But for many people, muscle memory has locked in less-than-perfect form. A very simple technique, popularized in the 19th century by chemist-turned-runner W.G. George and […]

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moxifloxacin (Avelox)

moxifloxacin (Avelox)

What is moxifloxacin? What is moxifloxacin used for? Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Other fluoroquinolones include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norfloxacin (Noroxin), and ofloxacin (Floxin). Moxifloxacin works by blocking DNA gyrase enzyme, which is responsible for production and repair of bacterial DNA. Blocking of DNA gyrase leads to bacteria death and prevents worsening of infection. Moxifloxacin treats […]