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In Most States, Insurance Won’t Cover Addiction Treatments

In Most States, Insurance Won’t Cover Addiction Treatments

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that brings bad news as America struggles with an opioid epidemic, a new report shows that only four states provide adequate insurance coverage for addiction treatment. “We are calling on states to ensure health plans cover the full range of effective […]

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High and Low Testosterone Levels in Men

High and Low Testosterone Levels in Men

What is testosterone? Testosterone is considered to be the “male hormone” that’s produced in men by the testes. Although women’s ovaries produce some testosterone, the hormone is produced in much higher concentrations in men and it is responsible for many of the secondary sex characteristics seen in men such as a deeper voice and hair […]

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Jatenzo Approved for Men With Low Testosterone

Jatenzo Approved for Men With Low Testosterone

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Jatenzo (testosterone undecanoate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat men with low testosterone, medically called hypogonadism. Latest Men’s Health News The approval covers men with low levels of the male hormone due to specific medical conditions, including genetic disorders such as Klinefelter […]

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The 1-Parent Family and Kids’ Health Risks

The 1-Parent Family and Kids’ Health Risks

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s been known for some time that when one parent is absent because of death, divorce or separation, kids are at higher risk for drinking alcohol and smoking than their counterparts in a two-parent household. A study done in the […]

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Health Tip: Responsibilities of Non-Vaccination

Health Tip: Responsibilities of Non-Vaccination

(HealthDay News) — Vaccination during childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to life-threatening diseases. Latest Healthy Kids News If you choose to delay or reject vaccines for your children, there are important responsibilities you must assume to protect others, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The […]

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Climate Change Will Aid Spread of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

Climate Change Will Aid Spread of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You thought Zika was scary? Well, get this: Global warming places up to 1 billion people worldwide at risk of exposure to disease-carrying mosquitoes over the next 50 years, new research indicates. The two most common disease-transmitting mosquitoes — Aedes […]

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New First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in U.S.

New First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in U.S.

The drug artesunate — the World Health Organization-recommended first-line treatment for severe malaria — will become the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in a new guidance to health care providers. Latest Infectious Disease News It marks a change in U.S. treatment protocol that […]

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Shift Work Is Tough on Workers’ Hearts, Study Shows

Shift Work Is Tough on Workers’ Hearts, Study Shows

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans work in shifts, and new research suggests it’s doing no favors for their cardiovascular health. The Chinese study of more than 320,000 people found that shift workers are at heightened risk for heart disease, and the more years they work shifts, the […]