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FDA Approves XCOPRI for Treatment of Partial-Onset Seizures

FDA Approves XCOPRI for Treatment of Partial-Onset Seizures

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — XCOPRI (cenobamate) has received approval for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week. Following a titration period, the recommended maintenance dose of XCOPRI is 200 mg by mouth daily, but some patients may need an additional […]

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Health Tip: Dealing With Stress by Writing

Health Tip: Dealing With Stress by Writing

Latest Mental Health News (HealthDay News) — Writing about stressful or traumatic experiences can be good for your health, says the American Psychological Association. Studies have shown that writing your deepest thoughts and feelings about difficult situations can improve mood, reduce your likelihood of illness and increase productivity. The APA recommends that people keep a […]

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Smallest Tots Spending Too Much Time on Screens

Smallest Tots Spending Too Much Time on Screens

Latest Healthy Kids News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even infants are now watching screens, and as they grow so does the time they spend doing it, two new studies show. In fact, watching TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets or electronic games occupies about an hour a day of an […]

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Pericarditis (Symptoms, ECG, Types, Causes, Treatment)

Pericarditis (Symptoms, ECG, Types, Causes, Treatment)

Pericarditis definition and facts Picture of the heart in the pericardial sac Pericarditis is an inflammation of the lining surrounding the heart (the pericardial sac). Pericardial effusion is a collection of fluid in the pericardial sac. This fluid may be produced by inflammation. The cause of pericarditis in most individuals is unknown but is likely […]

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Angioplasty and Stents

Angioplasty and Stents

What medications treat coronary artery disease? Angina medications reduce the heart muscle’s demand for oxygen in order to compensate for the reduced blood supply, and also may partially dilate the coronary arteries to enhance blood flow. Three commonly used classes of drugs are the nitrates, beta blockers, and calcium blockers. Examples of nitrates include: Examples […]

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Heart Attack or Not? Apple Watch Might Give the Answer

Heart Attack or Not? Apple Watch Might Give the Answer

Latest Heart News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A doctor armed with your Apple Watch might be able to tell if you’re suffering from a heart attack, researchers report. A physician should be able to gather enough heart rhythm data by placing the watch’s sensors on different parts of […]

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Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?

Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?

Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution may trigger Alzheimer’s-like brain changes and speed memory decline in older adults, a new study suggests. Previous research has implied that exposure to fine particle air pollution increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, but it wasn’t clear how […]

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Penicillin Allergy Less Common Than Thought: Study

Latest Allergies News MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans think they’re allergic to penicillin, but they’re not, a new study reveals. This erroneous belief adds millions of dollars to health care costs and results in unnecessary side effects from more powerful antibiotics, researchers say. It also adds to the danger of […]