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Fewer Boys Are Suffering Head Injuries, But Rate Rises for Girls

Fewer Boys Are Suffering Head Injuries, But Rate Rises for Girls

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news and bad news from a new study of children visiting U.S. emergency departments for head injuries: The rate of these potentially serious events has fallen among boys, but risen for girls. In recent years, the danger of concussion […]

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Primsol (trimethoprim)

Primsol (trimethoprim)

What is Primsol (trimethoprim) and how does it work? Primsol is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic that interferes with the production of tetrahydrofolic acid, a chemical that is necessary in order for bacteria and human cells to produce proteins. Trimethoprim inhibits production of tetrahydrofolic acid by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for making tetrahydrofolic acid from dihydrofolic […]

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Evista (raloxifene)

Evista (raloxifene)

What are the uses for raloxifene? Evista is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Supplemental vitamin D should be added to the diet if daily intake is not adequate. What brand names are available for raloxifene? Evista Is raloxifene available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription […]

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clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel (Benzaclin, Acanya, Duac, Onexton)

clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel (Benzaclin, Acanya, Duac, Onexton)

What is clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide gel, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide is a combination of an antibiotic, clindamycin, and benzoyl peroxide, another drug that has antibacterial effects. Clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide is used topically (applied to the skin) for the treatment of pimples (acne). Both agents are active against Propionibacterium acnes, […]

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Health Tip: Eat Healthier at Work

Health Tip: Eat Healthier at Work

(HealthDay News) — Overeating on a regular basis can lead to weight gain. About 25 percent of adults eat 1,300 calories weekly from food they buy or get free at work, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. Latest Diet & Weight Management News The academy recommends limiting these workplace snacks: French fries. Pizza. Cookies […]

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How to Protect Your Kids From Drowning

How to Protect Your Kids From Drowning

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Drowning can be swift and silent, making it a leading cause of accidental death among children. To help parents protect their kids in and around the water, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its water safety recommendations. Drowning is the third-leading cause […]

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What to do for healthy teeth and gums

What to do for healthy teeth and gums

Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep teeth and gums healthy. It involves habits such as brushing twice a day and having regular dental checkups.However, oral health is about more than cavities and gum disease. Research has shown that there is an association between the health of a person’s mouth and their overall health. Experts […]

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What to know about heat rash in babies

What to know about heat rash in babies

A heat rash can appear suddenly and look alarming, but it is not usually a cause for concern. Babies have delicate skin and are more likely to get heat rash than adults. Heat rash, which some people call prickly heat or miliaria, is a skin flare that happens after the skin gets too warm. These […]

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New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment

New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment

Breakthrough research has yielded a cluster of genetic markers that could form the basis of a blood test for PTSD. A new blood test for PTSD may be in sight. Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis suggest that their findings could lead to more accurate diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). […]

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Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence

Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence

New research in mice identifies a compound that prevents ovarian cancer recurrence by eradicating the cancer stem-like cells that conventional chemotherapy leaves behind. New findings could change the face of ovarian cancer treatment. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States in 2018. More […]