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Health Tip: Insect Repellent Precautions

Health Tip: Insect Repellent Precautions

(HealthDay News) — Insect repellents can help prevent bug bites. But it’s important to take precautions when using them, says the City of New York. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Precautions include: Follow the manufacturer’s directions. Apply a light coat to exposed skin. Do not apply repellent to skin that is under clothing. Do not […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism?

Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana extracts appear to help children with autism, reducing their disruptive behavior while improving their social responsiveness, a new Israeli clinical trial reports. Kids treated with either a whole-plant cannabis extract or a pure combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and THC […]

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Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury

Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — All it takes is two hours of training to save a life after a severe head injury, researchers say. A new study reports that training first responders in emergency treatment guidelines for severe head injuries does improve chances of survival. The guidelines for pre-hospital care […]

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Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in Hand

Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in Hand

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that is often coupled with depression, anxiety and even bipolar disease, schizophrenia and dementia, two new studies show. What is unclear, the researchers acknowledge, is which causes which. In the first study, Danish […]

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Dengvaxia (dengue tetravalent vaccine, live)

Dengvaxia (dengue tetravalent vaccine, live)

What is Dengvaxia and how is it used? Dengvaxia (dengue tetravalent vaccine, live) is a vaccine indicated for the prevention of dengue disease caused by dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Dengvaxia is approved for use in individuals 9 through 16 years of age with laboratory-confirmed previous dengue infection and living in endemic […]

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Is the County You Call Home a Potential Measles Hotspot?

Is the County You Call Home a Potential Measles Hotspot?

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could a computer model pinpoint where measles outbreaks are likely to occur? That’s exactly what researchers did, accurately predicting some of the U.S. regions where measles might spread. Their predictions included counties in New York, Washington state and Oregon, where measles outbreaks are already […]

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Take Steps to Prevent a Stroke

Take Steps to Prevent a Stroke

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Strokes are common but not inevitable. There are ways you can reduce your risk, starting with your blood pressure. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of permanent disability, said Dr. Gary Bernardini, neurology chair at […]

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‘Zap’ Ear Clip May Ease A-Fib

‘Zap’ Ear Clip May Ease A-Fib

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Imagine if all it took to treat the heart condition atrial fibrillation was clipping a small device to your ear for an hour a day? That futuristic scenario could soon be a reality, according to a new study. In a small, […]

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Generic Version of HIV Prevention Drug Available in U.S. By Sept. 2020

Generic Version of HIV Prevention Drug Available in U.S. By Sept. 2020

A generic version of the HIV prevention pill Truvada will be available in the United States by September 2020, a year earlier than expected, according to Gilead Sciences. Latest HIV News When taken daily, Truvada prevents HIV transmission. This approach is called HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). “Gilead reached an agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2014 […]