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LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report

LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The blue light in LED lighting used in many consumer products may harm your sleep and pose a risk to your eyes, a new report warns. Latest Sleep News Specifically, there is new evidence that this type of light can disturb biological and sleep rhythms and damage the […]

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Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time

Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bedbugs have a long history, all the way back to the dinosaur age, a new study says. British researchers said bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago and were around when dinosaurs were in charge. “To think that the pests that live in our […]

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Hailey-Hailey Disease (Familial Benign Pemphigus)

Hailey-Hailey Disease (Familial Benign Pemphigus)

Treatment There is no specific treatment for Hailey-Hailey disease and management generally focuses on the specific symptoms and severity in each person. People with Hailey-Hailey disease are encouraged to avoid “triggers” such as sunburn, sweating, and friction, and to keep the affected areas dry. Sunscreen, loose clothing, moisturizing creams, and avoiding excessive heat may help […]

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Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease Shortage

Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease Shortage

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s a severe nationwide shortage of Type O blood, and the American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donations. The current supply of Type O blood is critically low: Six units are available for every 100,000 people in the United States, […]

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Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer

Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Swimming pools are one of the great joys of summer, but U.S. health officials warn that the chemicals that keep the water pristine can land you in the ER. Between 2008 and 2017, there were more than 4,500 pool chemical-related injuries reported each […]

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Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — After years of steady increases, the number of Americans showing up in emergency departments with heroin overdoses is on a downswing, at least in some states. Between 2017 and 2018, many states saw a dramatic drop in the number of […]

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What to Do When Your Child Throws a Fit

What to Do When Your Child Throws a Fit

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You know the scenario — your child has a meltdown, leaving you frustrated, embarrassed and arguing even though your brain says it’s a battle you’re not likely to win. Tantrums often start during the “terrible 2’s” because little ones can’t […]

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Doxycycline vs. clindamycin

Doxycycline vs. clindamycin

Doxycycline vs. clindamycin: What’s the difference? Doxycycline and clindamycin are antibiotics used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. Brand names for doxycycline include Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, and Monodox. A brand name for clindamycin is Cleocin. Doxycycline and clindamycin are different types of antibiotics. Doxycycline is a […]

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Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry: CDC

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry: CDC

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Latest Infectious Disease News Five people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Children younger than 5 […]