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Smartphone App May Boost Social Skills in Kids With Autism

Smartphone App May Boost Social Skills in Kids With Autism

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A smartphone application that works with Google Glass might help kids with autism build their social skills, a small clinical trial suggests. Researchers found that over six weeks, kids who used the app at home with their families made greater gains […]

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What really happens in the brain during a hallucination?

What really happens in the brain during a hallucination?

A person can experience visual hallucinations for many reasons, including consuming hallucinogenic substances or as a symptom of schizophrenia. But what are the brain mechanisms that explain hallucinations? New research aims to reveal more about how hallucinations manifest in the brain. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines hallucinations as “perception-like experiences […]

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topical clindamycin (Cleocin T, Clindagel)

topical clindamycin (Cleocin T, Clindagel)

What is topical clindamycin? Clindamycin is an antibiotic used for treating several infections. It is effective against several types of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Propionibacterium acnes. Why is topical clindamycin prescribed to patients? Clindamycin topical (for application to the skin) is available as gels, foam, lotion, solution, and swab […]

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Health Tip: Nail Abnormalities

Health Tip: Nail Abnormalities

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fingernails and toenails may be good indicators of health. Abnormalities of the nail are the distortions of color, shape, texture or thickness, says MedlinePlus. From injury to infection to disease, abnormalities have a range of causes. Latest Skin News Although nail problems aren’t always a sign of illness, […]

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Move More, Live Longer

Move More, Live Longer

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a couch potato, get moving. Your life could depend on it. Researchers say replacing 30 minutes a day of sitting with physical activity could cut your risk of premature death by nearly half. They examined 14 years of data on inactivity and […]

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Is It Time to Pull the Trigger on ‘Trigger Warnings’?

Is It Time to Pull the Trigger on ‘Trigger Warnings’?

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — So-called trigger warnings, which alert viewers and readers to potentially disturbing content, do little to reduce distress, a new study finds. Such warnings are becoming increasingly common, especially at colleges, but there’s little research evaluating their effectiveness, according to the study authors. “We, like […]

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Opioid Overuse Can Lower Hormones to Harmful Levels

Opioid Overuse Can Lower Hormones to Harmful Levels

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Men’s Health News WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Add one more issue to the growing list of harms from opioid abuse: Long-term use may lead to hormone deficiencies that affect a man’s health. Researchers reviewed the latest medical evidence and found that about two-thirds of men using opioids […]

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progesterone (Prometrium)

progesterone (Prometrium)

What is progesterone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Progesterone is a man-made medication derived from a plant source and is identical to the female hormone, progesterone produced in the ovaries. It promotes the development of the mammary glands, causes changes in the endometrium, which lines the uterus, relaxes uterine smooth muscles, blocks […]