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Braxton Hicks Contractions (False Labor)

Braxton Hicks Contractions (False Labor)

Braxton Hicks contractions definition and facts Braxton Hicks contractions feel like true labor only typically less painful. Braxton Hicks contractions have been referred to as “false labor” and are contractions of the uterus that occur predominantly in the third trimester of pregnancy. Braxton Hicks contractions are typically less painful than those of true labor. Unlike […]

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Animal Study Offers Hope for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Animal Study Offers Hope for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that might one day counter some of the damage of severe brain injury in humans, researchers report that embryonic neurons implanted in brain-injured mice helped resurrect memory and eased seizures. “The idea to regrow neurons that die off after a brain injury […]

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They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here’s What Happened After

They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here’s What Happened After

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people think of their brain as an overstuffed attic. Every square-inch is either crammed with information or working overtime to help the body function properly. So is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain? […]

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New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests. The study, of nearly 1,700 patients, found that a pill called ubrogepant worked better than a placebo pill at halting migraines […]

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Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic patch)

Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic patch)

What is Zecuity? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal system (Zecuity) is anti-migraine drug that is delivered through the skin or transdermally. It is a serotonin (5HT) 1b/1d receptor agonist that is used for the acute treatment of migraine headaches in adults. Zecuity contains the drug, sumatriptan, which has been previously […]

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Juul Sued by California for Targeting Teens

Juul Sued by California for Targeting Teens

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Juul, the top-selling maker of e-cigarettes in the United States, is being sued by California for allegedly targeting teens with it early marketing campaigns. Latest Healthy Kids News The lawsuit, filed Monday, also alleges that Juul’s website didn’t previously adequately verify customers’ ages, the Associated Press reported. This […]

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As Disease Outbreaks Tied to ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ Rise, States Take Action

As Disease Outbreaks Tied to ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ Rise, States Take Action

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases are on the across rise in the United States, often fueled by “anti-vaxxer” parents reluctant to immunize their kids. However, states are countering these trends with laws to boost childhood vaccination rates and safeguard children, a new study finds. “Vaccines […]

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Health Tip: Preventing and Treating Chickenpox

Health Tip: Preventing and Treating Chickenpox

(HealthDay News) — The chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Infectious Disease News Since the start of the U.S. chickenpox vaccination program, there has been a 90 percent drop in cases of chickenpox, the agency says. If you or a loved one […]

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Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients’ Health

Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients’ Health

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Emergency room visits for high blood pressure surged following last year’s recall of the popular heart drug valsartan, Canadian researchers report. Within the first month of the recall, there was a 55% increase of people coming to Ontario-area emergency […]