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When Is It Time for Seniors to Hand Over the Car Keys?

When Is It Time for Seniors to Hand Over the Car Keys?

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Driving is a source of independence for many seniors, so determining when they should hang up the keys requires careful consideration, an expert says. “Driving retirement is a normal part of aging, and should be carefully considered and discussed openly,” said Dr. Ericka Tung, […]

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Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?

Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues. Expectant moms with higher levels of fluoride in their urine tended to have kids with lower average IQs, based on a study of […]

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zolmitriptan (Zomig, Zomig-ZMT)

zolmitriptan (Zomig, Zomig-ZMT)

What is zolmitriptan, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Zolmitriptan is a drug for treating migraine headaches. Migraine headaches are believed to result from dilation of the blood vessels in the brain. Zolmitriptan causes constriction of the blood vessels and thereby relieves the pain of a migraine headache. While zolmitriptan is very effective […]

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America Has a Huge — and Very Costly — Drug Habit

America Has a Huge — and Very Costly — Drug Habit

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you don’t think Americans have a problem with illicit drugs, a new study shows that nearly $150 billion was spent on marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in 2016. “To better understand changes in drug use outcomes and the effects of policies, policymakers need […]

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City Parks Are a Mood Booster

City Parks Are a Mood Booster

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Living in the city can be hard on the senses and the spirit, but spending some time in a tree-lined park could counteract that stress, new research suggests. “Over a three-month period, we collected tweets from 4,688 Twitter users before, […]

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Health Tip: Getting Motivated

Health Tip: Getting Motivated

(HealthDay News) — Everyone feels lack of motivation at some point, and it doesn’t necessarily represent a mental health issue, says the Mental Health Foundation. Latest Mental Health News From meeting up with friends to participating in a hobby, sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to get involved. To help overcome lack […]

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testosterone topical solution (Axiron)

testosterone topical solution (Axiron)

What is testosterone gel (Axiron)? What is Axiron used for? Axiron is a solution of testosterone that is administered through the skin of the armpit for treatment of low testosterone levels. It belongs to a class of drugs called androgens. Other testosterone replacement products include Androderm, Androgel, Testim, and Fortesta. Testosterone is the major male […]

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Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled Due to Foreign Matter

Weaver Frozen Chicken Patties Recalled Due to Foreign Matter

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand chicken patty products have been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. due to possible contamination with foreign matter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says. Latest Infectious Disease News “The material involved was pieces from a mechanical seal […]

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pyrimethamine (Daraprim)

pyrimethamine (Daraprim)

What is pyrimethamine? What is pyrimethamine used for? Pyrimethamine is an oral antiparasitic drug used for treating Toxoplasma gondii and plasmodia infections. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, and plasmodia parasites cause malaria. Pyrimethamine prevents parasites from producing important proteins by blocking the use of folic acid which is necessary for the production […]