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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just finished treatment for pancreatic cancer, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday. After the tumor was first diagnosed in late July, Ginsburg was given a three-week course of focused radiation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, […]

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secukinumab (Cosentyx)

What is secukinumab? What is secukinumab used for? Secukinumab is an injectable biologic drug that suppresses the immune system and is used for the treatment of psoriasis. It is an antibody that binds to interleukin 17A (IL-17A), a chemical produced by cells in the body that stimulates immune reactions. Scientists believe that psoriasis is caused […]

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Mild cognitive impairment: Meditation can boost brain health

Mild cognitive impairment: Meditation can boost brain health

Research shows that adults with mild cognitive impairment who practice mindfulness meditation could experience a boost in cognitive reserve. New research suggests that meditation can improve the brain health of older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC, published a paper in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that […]

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Health Tip: Treating a Torn Nail

Health Tip: Treating a Torn Nail

(HealthDay News) — Tearing a nail from the nail bed can be very painful. From infection to a jam, nail separation can have a variety of causes, says the University of Wisconsin. Latest Skin News To treat a torn nail, the school suggests: Trim or file any sharp edges. Trim off the detached part of […]

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Health Tip: Parking Lot Safety

Health Tip: Parking Lot Safety

(HealthDay News) — Thousands of vehicle crashes occur in parking lots and garages annually, says the National Safety Council. Around the holidays in particular, parking lots become even more dangerous. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To stay safer in a parking lot, the council recommends: Stay in your lane. Avoid cutting across the lot. Drive […]

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Restless Legs Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Suicide, Self-Harm

Restless Legs Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Suicide, Self-Harm

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have nearly three times the risk of suicide and self-harm, which indicates that there may be a link between the physical condition and mental health. In a new study, Penn State researchers analyzed data on more than 24,000 people […]

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fingolimod (Gilenya)

fingolimod (Gilenya)

What is fingolimod? What is fingolimod used for? Fingolimod is an oral medication used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Its mechanism of action is unknown, although it may work by reducing the number of circulating lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell), leading to reduced migration of white blood cells into the central nervous system. […]

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glatiramer (Copaxone, Glatopa)

glatiramer (Copaxone, Glatopa)

What is glatiramer, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Glatiramer’s mechanism of action is not completely understood. Available data suggests that it may work by modifying immune processes by suppressing T-cells (white blood cells of the immune system) that cause inflammation and destruction of nerves in patients with MS . Glatiramer does not […]

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onabotulinumtoxinA, Botox, Botox Cosmetic

onabotulinumtoxinA, Botox, Botox Cosmetic

What is botulinum toxin type A, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? OnabotulinumtoxinA is an injectable neuro-toxin, that is, a toxic chemical that blocks the ability of nerves to make muscles contract. In other words, it paralyzes muscles. To cause muscles to contract, nerves release a chemical, acetylcholine, where they meet muscle cells. […]

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Your Chocolate Pot ‘Edible’ Could Hold a Hidden Danger

Your Chocolate Pot ‘Edible’ Could Hold a Hidden Danger

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News SUNDAY, Aug. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A quirk in quality testing could mean that pot-laced chocolates are more potent than their label indicates, researchers report. Many states that allow the sale of marijuana-infused edibles — gummy bears, cookies and chocolates — require package labeling that shows […]