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Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?

Could Diabetes Drug Metformin Help Keep People Slim?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests a first-line drug for treating type 2 diabetes — metformin — may help people with pre-diabetes maintain long-term weight loss. People who lost weight while taking metformin maintained a loss of about 6% of their body weight for […]

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FDA Approves 1st Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose

FDA Approves 1st Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals’ lifesaving product is also the first generic naloxone nasal spray approved for use by people without medical training. There was already […]

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FDA Approves First Device to Treat Children With ADHD

FDA Approves First Device to Treat Children With ADHD

The first medical device to treat children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Neurology News The device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to areas of the brain linked with ADHD symptoms and is approved for treatment of children aged 7 to 12 who are not on […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Lightheadedness

Health Tip: Causes of Lightheadedness

(HealthDay News) — Feeling woozy or lightheaded is often rooted in a simple cause, says Harvard Medical School. Common reasons for faintness include: Latest Neurology News At its most serious, faintness could be a sign of heart attack or stroke. If you suspect you’re having a heart attack or stroke, seek immediate medical attention. Copyright […]

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How to Make Your Workplace a Healthier One

How to Make Your Workplace a Healthier One

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even if you love your job, your workspace might not love you back. Because people may spend 40 or more hours on the job, often at a desk, all that exposure to less-than-inspiring surroundings can negatively influence health. While some […]

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Many Teens Don’t Know They Are Vaping Nicotine

Many Teens Don’t Know They Are Vaping Nicotine

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As e-cigarette use soars in high schools across America, new research shows many people don’t understand the amount of addictive nicotine they’re inhaling with every puff. In a new survey, many teens said they regularly used e-cigarettes, but swore they […]

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Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices

Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The death of a baby is always tragic, but safe sleep practices could have prevented some recent suffocation deaths, new research claims. The study found two factors appeared to be behind a majority of infant deaths by suffocation: A baby […]

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‘Superbugs’ Hang Out on Hospital Patients

‘Superbugs’ Hang Out on Hospital Patients

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you weren’t already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows ‘superbugs’ are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics, the researchers added. “Hand hygiene narrative has largely focused […]