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Health Tip: Thermometer Options

Health Tip: Thermometer Options

(HealthDay News) — Three primary types of thermometers are on the market for consumers. Digital thermometers record body temperature through electric heat sensors. They can be used in the rectum, mouth or under the armpit. However, armpit temperatures are typically least accurate. Latest Cold and Flu News Digital ear thermometers use infrared scanners to measure […]

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Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis

Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis

What causes tonsillitis and adenoid infections? The most common problems occurring with the tonsils and adenoids are acute, recurrent, or chronic infections and significant enlargement (hypertrophy). Acute tonsillitis Acute tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils caused by one of several possible types of bacteria or viruses. Symptoms of acute tonsillitis can either come on […]

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New ‘Cancer Vaccine’ Attacks Tumors From Within

New ‘Cancer Vaccine’ Attacks Tumors From Within

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new method of brewing a cancer vaccine inside a patient’s tumor could harness the power of the immune system to destroy the disease, researchers report. Immune stimulants are injected directly into a tumor, which teaches the immune system to recognize […]

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Evenity Approved for Osteoporotic Women

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Evenity (romosozumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. Latest Arthritis News More than 10 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis, making […]

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Climate Change Could Worsen Sneezin’ Season

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Have you started feeling like your allergies are acting up earlier every year, or maybe they’re lasting longer? New research suggests it’s not just your imagination — climate change appears to be disrupting nature’s usual calendar. Areas with an earlier spring […]

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Preventing Kids’ Food Allergies Starts in Infancy

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s a scary statistic: Every three minutes, an allergic reaction to a food sends someone to the emergency department, according to the nonprofit group Food Allergy Research & Education. Food allergies affect one in every 13 children under age 18. Eight […]

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Concerta vs. Adderall: What’s the difference?

Concerta vs. Adderall: What’s the difference?

Concerta and Adderall are stimulant medications that a doctor may prescribe for a person with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. They can also help a person with narcolepsy. Stimulants work by helping regulate the chemicals in a person’s brain that support thinking and paying attention. Although they have many associated side effects, stimulants are […]