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FDA OKs Wearable Device for Migraine Pain

FDA OKs Wearable Device for Migraine Pain

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News May 29, 2019 — The FDA has cleared a noninvasive device to relieve acute migraine pain. Latest Migraine News Nerivio Migra is a “first-in-category product,” according to Theranica, the company that makes it. It is worn on the upper arm and uses smartphone-controlled electronic pulses to relieve migraine pain. The […]

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Amoxicillin vs. Ceftriaxone

Amoxicillin vs. Ceftriaxone

Amoxicillin vs. ceftriaxone: What’s the difference? Amoxicillin and ceftriaxone are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin. Amoxicillin is also used to treat gonorrhea. Ceftriaxone is also used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia, bone and joint infections, and meningitis. Brand names of […]

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How Kids Benefit From Doing Chores

How Kids Benefit From Doing Chores

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chores. Whether you’re an adult or a child, the very word makes any job sound less than fun. But these everyday tasks make households run, and engaging kids in age-appropriate chores from an early age teaches them invaluable life skills, […]

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Olives: Nutrition and health benefits

Olives: Nutrition and health benefits

Olives are popular as both a snack and an ingredient in salads, sandwiches, and stews. They have a chewy texture and a rich, salty taste.People have cultivated olive trees for more than 7,000 years, and they have long associated its fruit with health benefits. There are hundreds of olive species, and these fruits and their […]

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Chocolate and acid reflux: What’s the link?

Chocolate and acid reflux: What’s the link?

It is very common to experience occasional acid reflux. Most people find that certain foods trigger symptoms more than others. One possible culprit is chocolate. Sometimes, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which keeps the contents of the stomach in place, releases stomach acid back into the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food […]

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What to know about blood in urine (hematuria) in females

What to know about blood in urine (hematuria) in females

Hematuria refers to the presence of blood in the urine. Some causes are specific to, or more likely to affect, females. Blood in the urine is often due to infections, kidney problems, or injuries. In this article, we discuss the possible causes of blood in the urine in females. We also discuss when to visit […]

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What to know about the protein test and results

What to know about the protein test and results

The total protein test is a simple, routine urine or blood test. It looks for normal or abnormal protein levels in the body. Having too many or too few proteins can lead to unexpected weight loss, fatigue, or inflammatory disease. The total protein test can help diagnose liver and kidney diseases, along with other conditions. […]

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The health effects of eating maggots

The health effects of eating maggots

A person may accidentally ingest maggots if they eat spoiled food that has become contaminated with fly larvae. Accidentally eating maggots is generally not a cause for concern, but it can sometimes lead to health complications, such as bacterial poisoning. A maggot is the larva of the common housefly. Maggots are around 3–12 millimeters in […]

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What is the link between asthma and pneumonia?

What is the link between asthma and pneumonia?

Asthma and pneumonia are two respiratory conditions. They share some symptoms, but they have different causes and treatments. Pneumonia may be more difficult to detect in people with asthma. Asthma does not directly cause pneumonia, but people with a history of chronic respiratory problems, such as asthma, could have a higher risk of developing pneumonia. […]