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MS Patients Now Pay 20 Times More for Drugs Than a Decade Ago

MS Patients Now Pay 20 Times More for Drugs Than a Decade Ago

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson’s can be physically taxing conditions, but new research shows they exact a huge financial toll as well. Over a 12-year period, out-of-pocket costs for Americans with these illnesses jumped, with the biggest increase seen among people […]

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Treatments Targeting Social Behavior Hormone Show Promise With Autism

Treatments Targeting Social Behavior Hormone Show Promise With Autism

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hormone-based treatment might improve social function in people with autism, a pair of new clinical trials suggests. Both focused on vasopressin, a hormone that has been implicated in the brain’s ability to manage social behavior. In the first trial, vasopressin given […]

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‘Microbiome’ May Be Key to Autism Symptoms

‘Microbiome’ May Be Key to Autism Symptoms

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The belly-brain connection is gaining traction in autism research. And a new study suggests gut bacteria may play a role in the disorder or some of its symptoms. Although this research is in its infancy, it’s hoped that someday scientists might […]

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Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence)

Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence)

What causes intermittent abdominal bloating/distention? Excessive gas Excessive production of gas by bacteria is a common cause of intermittent abdominal distention and bloating. Theoretically bacteria can produce too much gas in three ways. First, the amount of gas that bacteria produce may vary from individual to individual. In other words, some individuals may have bacteria […]

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Dengue Vaccine Approved by FDA

Dengue Vaccine Approved by FDA

The dengue vaccine Dengvaxia has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but it’s use is limited to people aged 9 to 16. Latest Infectious Disease News The vaccine has already been approved in 19 countries […]

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There May Be Antidote for Ocean’s Most Venomous Creature

There May Be Antidote for Ocean’s Most Venomous Creature

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Strong currents and sharks aren’t the only threat to saltwater swimmers in Australia. A deadly jellyfish often tops their list of threats. But researchers working with mice have discovered a potential antidote to the lethal sting of the Australian box jellyfish — the world’s most […]

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‘Buzzing’ in Ear Alerted Boy to Very Unwelcome Visitor

‘Buzzing’ in Ear Alerted Boy to Very Unwelcome Visitor

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Connecticut 9-year-old knew something was wrong. Three days after a routine day in the school playground, he felt something “foreign” in his right ear and persistent buzzing noises. Doctors who examined the boy’s ear at Yale-New Haven Hospital quickly ascertained […]