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Health Tip: Stop Nail Biting

Health Tip: Stop Nail Biting

(HealthDay News) — Chronic nail biting is unsanitary and can damage skin around the nail. This behavior also increases the risk of infection and could harm the teeth, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Skin News To stop nail biting, the clinic suggests: Avoid factors that trigger nail biting. Take steps to manage stress and anxiety. Keep […]

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Tremors

Tremors

What are the different categories or types of tremor? Tremor is most commonly classified by its appearance and cause or origin. There are more than 20 types of tremor. Some of the most common forms of tremor include: Essential tremor Essential tremor (previously also called benign essential tremor or familial tremor) is one of the […]

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FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first gene therapy has been approved to treat children younger than 2 years with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi), an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy, targets the cause of SMA by delivering a fully […]

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Doctor Burnout Costly for Patients, Health Care System

Doctor Burnout Costly for Patients, Health Care System

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exhausted, stressed-out doctors are responsible for poorer care, patient dissatisfaction and malpractice lawsuits that carry a huge cost for U.S. health care, researchers report. In fact, it’s calculated that physician burnout adds nearly $5 billion a year to health care […]

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Work Burnout, Gaming Addiction Classified as Diseases by WHO

Work Burnout, Gaming Addiction Classified as Diseases by WHO

TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Work burnout is now a legitimate medical diagnosis, and gaming addiction is a mental health disorder, the World Health Organization says. Latest Mental Health News They will be included in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. Burnout is now included […]

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Ketoconazole cream vs. clotrimazole cream

Ketoconazole cream vs. clotrimazole cream

Ketoconazole cream vs. clotrimazole cream: What’s the difference? Ketoconazole cream and clotrimazole antifungal medications are prescribed to treat fungal infections such as jock itch, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and tinea versicolor. Brand names for ketoconazole include Nizoral, Nizoral A-D, Ketodan, Extina, Xolegel, and Kuric. Brand names for clotrimazole include Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, and Desenex. Side […]

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Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Versed (midazolam)

Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Versed (midazolam)

What are the side effects of Ativan and Versed? Ativan WARNING: Like all benzodiazepines, Ativan can cause physical dependence. Suddenly stopping therapy after a few months of daily therapy may be associated with a feeling of loss of self-worth, agitation, and insomnia. If Ativan is taken continuously for longer than a few months, stopping therapy […]

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Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever)

Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever)

What is Ebola hemorrhagic fever? Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a viral disease caused by Ebola virus (a member of the Filoviridae family or filoviruses) that results in nonspecific symptoms (see symptom section of this article) early in the disease and often causes internal and external hemorrhage (bleeding) as the disease progresses. Ebola hemorrhagic fever is […]

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Do You Have the ‘Fainting Gene’?

Do You Have the ‘Fainting Gene’?

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some folks are more prone to fainting than others, and the reason might lie in their DNA. Danish researchers who analyzed millions of gene variants in DNA of 400,000 people have zeroed in on a gene that increases a person’s risk for fainting. It’s believed […]

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Women in Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Receive Help, Study Finds

Women in Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Receive Help, Study Finds

Latest Heart News MONDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who suffer a cardiac arrest in public are less likely than men to get resuscitation help from bystanders, and more likely to die, new research shows. For the study, scientists analyzed data on more than 5,700 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occurred in a province […]