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AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Improving cardiovascular health during the early stages of pregnancy can lead not only to a healthier pregnancy, it also can greatly improve a woman’s long-term heart health, new research shows. The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, underscore […]

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Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — All pregnant women should be screened early for hepatitis B, to prevent the viral infection from being passed to newborns. So says the latest guideline from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Clinicians can help mothers and their babies by screening all pregnant people at […]

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More Clues to Mysterious Illness Among Staff at U.S. Embassy in Cuba

More Clues to Mysterious Illness Among Staff at U.S. Embassy in Cuba

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly three years ago, U.S. diplomats in Cuba began experiencing hearing loss, dizziness and memory problems — in what the Trump administration attributed to an attack of unknown origin. Now researchers say they have detected some “alterations” in the patients’ brain […]

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Frontotemporal Dementia (Pick’s Disease and Semantic Dementia)

Frontotemporal Dementia (Pick’s Disease and Semantic Dementia)

Pick’s Disease Definition A form of dementia characterized by a slowly progressive deterioration of social skills and changes in personality leading to impairment of intellect, memory, and language. The common core of symptoms includes loss of memory, lack of spontaneity, difficulty in thinking or concentrating, and disturbances of speech. Other symptoms include gradual emotional dullness, […]

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Drug Experimentation and Summer a Dangerous Duo

Drug Experimentation and Summer a Dangerous Duo

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s summer, a time of music festivals and rock concerts. And drug experimentation? Apparently so, as new research shows many people try drugs for the first time when the weather is warm and the music is loud. Researchers examined data from nearly 395,000 people, […]

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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. Dramamine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. Dramamine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. Dramamine: What’s the difference? Ondansetron (Zofran) and Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) are anti-nausea medications used for different conditions. Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and to prevent vomiting and nausea after surgery. Dramamine is used for prevention and treatment of symptoms associated with motion sickness including nausea, vomiting, […]

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How to Protect Your Baby From Unsafe Products

How to Protect Your Baby From Unsafe Products

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In an average year, close to 70,000 children under age 5 go to the emergency department because of injuries from common nursery items, according to the journal Pediatrics. About 90% of these injuries happen at home, so prevention starts there. […]

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Health Tip: Giving Medicine Safely to Children

Health Tip: Giving Medicine Safely to Children

(HealthDay News) — Giving a child the wrong dose or an inappropriate medication can have serious consequences, says MedlinePlus. Latest Healthy Kids News Drug labels for prescription medicines should have a section on use among children. To safely give medicine to your child, MedlinePlus suggests: Read and follow the label directions every time. Watch for […]

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) facts Picture of characteristic rash and blisters of hand, foot, and mouth disease Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection. It is estimated that 10-15 million symptomatic infections occur annually in the U.S. Hand, foot, and mouth disease produces a characteristic rash on the hands and feet […]