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Health Tip: Advice for Better Looking Hair

Health Tip: Advice for Better Looking Hair

(HealthDay News) — Maintaining smooth, shiny hair doesn’t have to be difficult. The products and techniques you use to wash your hair can go a long way, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News The academy suggests you: Wash oily hair more frequently. Concentrate shampoo on the scalp. Use conditioner after every shampoo. […]

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Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The use of birth control pills is associated with more depressive symptoms such as crying, sleeping and eating problems in teen girls, a new study finds. Latest Sexual Health News It included more than 1,000 participants in the Netherlands whose use of birth control pills was assessed at […]

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Could Tissue-Sealing Tape One Day Replace Stitches?

Could Tissue-Sealing Tape One Day Replace Stitches?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Double-sided tape that quickly binds tissues shows promise in animal tests and may eventually offer an alternative to surgical sutures, researchers report. “There are over 230 million major surgeries all around the world per year, and many of them require sutures to close […]

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Health Tip: Choosing a Psychologist

Health Tip: Choosing a Psychologist

(HealthDay News) — More than 30 million Americans need help dealing with their feelings and problems, says the American Psychological Association. From the loss of a job to the death of a loved one, these stressful events can be debilitating and require outside help. Latest Mental Health News The APA mentions important questions to ask […]

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Measles Leaves People More Vulnerable to Future Infections

Measles Leaves People More Vulnerable to Future Infections

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who contract measles aren’t out of the woods after their rash fades and their fever subsides. They’re then more vulnerable to other bacterial and viral infections — even those they’ve already been vaccinated against or have had before. That’s […]

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Dicyclomine vs. Donnatal

Dicyclomine vs. Donnatal

Dicyclomine vs. Donnatal: What’s the difference? Dicyclomine and Donnatal (belladonna/phenobarbital) are used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dicyclomine and Donnatal belong to different drug classes. Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic and Donnatal is a combination of an anticholinergic/antispasmodic. A brand name for dicyclomine is Bentyl. Side effects of dicyclomine and Donnatal that are similar include […]

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‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’: Alex Trebek Issues PSA on Pancreatic Cancer

‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’: Alex Trebek Issues PSA on Pancreatic Cancer

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is turning his battle with pancreatic cancer into advocacy, partnering with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to issue a public service announcement (PSA) aimed at heightening awareness of the killer disease. The aim of the video PSA […]