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Antibiotics Still Misused in Babies With Viral Lung Infections

Antibiotics Still Misused in Babies With Viral Lung Infections

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. emergency rooms routinely prescribe antibiotics to babies with the common viral lung infection bronchiolitis, counter to recommendations issued more than a decade ago, a new study finds. Bronchiolitis is the leading cause of hospitalization for U.S. babies in their first year of life. […]

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Diflucan vs. Ketoconazole

Diflucan vs. Ketoconazole

Diflucan vs. ketoconazole Diflucan (fluconazole) and ketoconazole are anti-fungal medications used to treat different types of fungal infections. Diflucan is used to treat vaginal, oral, and esophageal fungal infections caused by Candida; urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia and disseminated infections caused by Candida; cryptococcal meningitis; and to prevent Candida infections in patients treated with chemotherapy […]

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Inner Ear Infection (Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, Home Remedies)

Inner Ear Infection (Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, Home Remedies)

Inner ear infection (in adults and children) definition and facts An inner ear infection often is inflammation or irritation of the parts of the ear responsible for balance and hearing called labyrinthitis. Less commonly, an inner ear infection is a true infection caused by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms of inner ear infections include: The […]

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Ascites

Ascites

What exams, procedures, and tests diagnose the cause of ascites? The diagnosis of ascites is based on physical examination in conjunction with a detailed medical history to ascertain the possible underlying causes since ascites is often considered a nonspecific symptom for other diseases. If ascites fluid is greater than 500ml, it can be demonstrated on […]

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Hemorrhoids (Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments)

Hemorrhoids (Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments)

What is the definition of a hemorrhoid? Hemorrhoids (piles) are blood vessels located in the smooth muscles of the walls of the rectum and anus. They are a normal part of the anatomy and are located at the junction where small arteries merge into veins. They are cushioned by smooth muscles and connective tissue and […]

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Constipation (Relief, Home Remedies, Treatment Medications)

Constipation (Relief, Home Remedies, Treatment Medications)

How are the causes of constipation treated? There are several principles in approaching the evaluation and treatment of constipation. The first principle is to differentiate between acute (recent onset) and chronic (long duration) constipation. Thus, with acute constipation or constipation that is worsening, it is necessary to assess for the cause early so as not […]

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Study Examines Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Broken Bones

Study Examines Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Broken Bones

Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Poor blood sugar control puts people with type 1 diabetes at increased risk for fragility fractures, a new study shows. A fragility fracture is a broken bone caused by a fall from standing height or less. For the study, researchers analyzed data on more than […]

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FDA Panel Splits Vote on New Diabetes Drug

FDA Panel Splits Vote on New Diabetes Drug

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel vote on whether to recommend approval of the first oral medication for type 1 diabetes ended in an 8-8 tie Thursday. Latest Diabetes News Despite that result, the FDA is expected to decide by the end of March whether the drug — sotagliflozin (Zynquista) should be made […]

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Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes

Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug may help people with type 2 diabetes curb their blood sugar without causing it to drop to dangerously low levels. Researchers found that the compound — dubbed TTP399 for now — improved patients’ blood sugar control when it […]