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Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — Every 11 seconds, an elderly person is taken to the hospital for a fall-related injury, says the U.S. National Council on Aging. Latest Senior Health News Though the number is staggering, most falls are preventable, the council says. The council encourages elderly people to: Find a balance and exercise program. Speak with […]

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China to Regulate All Fentanyl-Related Drugs

China to Regulate All Fentanyl-Related Drugs

All fentanyl-related drugs will be regulated as a class of controlled substances, China announced Monday. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The change has long been urged by U.S. officials as a way to slow the supply of deadly opioids from China, the Associated Press reported. China’s new regulations take effect May 1. American officials have […]

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New Link Between Mom-to-Be’s Diet, Child’s ADHD

New Link Between Mom-to-Be’s Diet, Child’s ADHD

Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eating for two takes on added significance with a new study suggesting that a mother’s diet during pregnancy could affect her child’s risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Spanish researchers found a link between levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in umbilical cord […]

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14 Signs and Symptoms of Stroke (FAST)

14 Signs and Symptoms of Stroke (FAST)

What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is cut off. The symptoms depend upon the region of the brain that is affected by the loss of blood supply and can include changes in sensation or motor control. Symptoms of a stroke also depend on how […]

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Questions Remain About Safety of Parkinson’s Psychosis Drug: Report

Questions Remain About Safety of Parkinson’s Psychosis Drug: Report

There are many unanswered questions about the safety and effectiveness of a drug used to combat hallucinations and delusions in Parkinson’s patients, says a report from a drug safety group. Latest Neurology News The nonprofit Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) called for Nuplazid to have stronger warnings on its label for patients and their […]

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Health Tip: Finding Mental Health Care Providers

Health Tip: Finding Mental Health Care Providers

(HealthDay News) — If you or someone you know has a mental illness, help is out there. Latest Mental Health News To find treatment services in your area, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). You can also call your doctor to see what services are near. For immediate help, […]

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)

Levaquin (levofloxacin) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)

Levaquin vs. Keflex: What’s the difference? Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Keflex (cephalexin) are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the sinuses, skin, lungs, ears, airways, bones, joints and urinary tract. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is also used to treat prostatitis; infectious diarrhea caused by E. coli, Campylobacter jejuni, and Shigella; obstetric infections, including mastitis (infection of the […]

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Most Parents Want Age Limits on Football Tackling

Most Parents Want Age Limits on Football Tackling

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With concern over concussion dangers rising, most U.S. parents now say that they would support bans on tackling in youth football, a new survey shows. Researchers found that of more than 1,000 parents in a national sample, 60 percent were […]