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Fewer Boys Are Suffering Head Injuries, But Rate Rises for Girls

Fewer Boys Are Suffering Head Injuries, But Rate Rises for Girls

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news and bad news from a new study of children visiting U.S. emergency departments for head injuries: The rate of these potentially serious events has fallen among boys, but risen for girls. In recent years, the danger of concussion […]

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Evista (raloxifene)

Evista (raloxifene)

What are the uses for raloxifene? Evista is prescribed for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Supplemental vitamin D should be added to the diet if daily intake is not adequate. What brand names are available for raloxifene? Evista Is raloxifene available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription […]

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Primsol (trimethoprim)

Primsol (trimethoprim)

What is Primsol (trimethoprim) and how does it work? Primsol is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic that interferes with the production of tetrahydrofolic acid, a chemical that is necessary in order for bacteria and human cells to produce proteins. Trimethoprim inhibits production of tetrahydrofolic acid by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for making tetrahydrofolic acid from dihydrofolic […]

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Mental Health Woes Are Rising in Young Americans — Is Social Media to Blame?

Mental Health Woes Are Rising in Young Americans — Is Social Media to Blame?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young Americans may be more vulnerable to depression, distress and suicidal thoughts or attempts than their parents’ generation, and social media might be fueling that troubling trend. So claims a review of a decade’s worth of data on roughly 200,000 […]

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe From Cyberbullying

How to Keep Your Kids Safe From Cyberbullying

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No type of bullying is acceptable, but cyberbullying can be harder for parents to spot because it takes place via cellphone, computer or tablet, often through social media. Cyberbullying can be a hateful text message or post of embarrassing pictures, […]

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How to Protect Your Kids From Drowning

How to Protect Your Kids From Drowning

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Drowning can be swift and silent, making it a leading cause of accidental death among children. To help parents protect their kids in and around the water, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its water safety recommendations. Drowning is the third-leading cause […]

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Health Tip: Reducing Risk of Salmonella

Health Tip: Reducing Risk of Salmonella

(HealthDay News) — From fruits and vegetables to chicken and pork, salmonella bacteria can make their way to a variety of foods. However, because contaminated foods often look and smell normal, detection can be difficult. Latest Infectious Disease News To help prevent Salmonella infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests: Wash your […]

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Ebola Survivors Continue to Suffer Years After Recovery

Ebola Survivors Continue to Suffer Years After Recovery

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have ongoing health problems, a new study finds. More than 28,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 died in the outbreak. Researchers compared 966 Ebola survivors from Liberia with 2,350 close contacts and […]

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Butterball Ground Turkey Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella

Butterball Ground Turkey Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella

Nearly 39 tons of Butterball raw ground turkey products have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says. Latest Infectious Disease News The agency said the recalled products were distributed across the United States to institutions and major grocery chains, including Kroger and Food Lion, […]

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bumetanide, Bumex (discontinued brand)

bumetanide, Bumex (discontinued brand)

What is bumetanide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bumetanide is a potent diuretic (water pill) that causes a profound increase in urine output (diuresis) by preventing the kidney from retaining fluid. Specifically, it blocks the reabsorption of sodium and fluid from the kidney’s tubules. It is in a class of diuretics called […]