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Migraine vs. Headache: Differences and Similarities

Migraine vs. Headache: Differences and Similarities

Migraine vs. headache pain: Similarities and differences The pain of migraine and tension headache are similar and tend to be mild, moderate, or severe in nature. The pain for each type of headache may be located on one side of the head or on both sides of the head. The differences between the pain of […]

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‘Dramatic Resurgence’ of Measles in Europe: WHO

‘Dramatic Resurgence’ of Measles in Europe: WHO

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaccine refusals have contributed to a “dramatic resurgence” of measles in Europe, the World Health Organization says. Latest Infectious Disease News In the first half of this year there were nearly 90,000 measles cases in Europe, nearly double the number reported for the same period in 2018, according […]

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Encephalitis

Encephalitis

Encephalitis Symptom Photophobia Sensitivity to light is the inability to tolerate light, medically known as photophobia. In someone who is light sensitive, any type of light source (sunlight, fluorescent light, incandescent light) can cause discomfort. Photophobia typically causes a need to squint or close the eyes, and headache, nausea, or other symptoms may be associated […]

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niacin and lovastatin, Advicor

niacin and lovastatin, Advicor

What is niacin and lovastatin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Advicor is an oral drug that is used for lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. It is a combination of extended-release niacin and lovastatin. It reduces blood levels of total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides and increases blood levels […]

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Health Tip: Living With Psoriasis

Health Tip: Living With Psoriasis

(HealthDay News) — Psoriasis is a disease that causes red, scaly and sometimes painful skin, says the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Latest Skin News Patients can take an active role in treating the long-lasting disease, the agency says. To help manage symptoms, the agency encourages people with psoriasis to: Keep […]

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For Muslim Pilgrimage, Climate Change Poses Health Risks

For Muslim Pilgrimage, Climate Change Poses Health Risks

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Climate change-caused increases in heat and humidity could put Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia in “extreme danger,” a new study warns. This pilgrimage, known as the Hajj, involves several days of activities, including 20 to 30 hours outdoors. The […]

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Nourianz Approved to Treat ‘Off’ Episodes in Parkinson Disease

Nourianz Approved to Treat ‘Off’ Episodes in Parkinson Disease

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nourianz (istradefylline) tablets have been approved as an add-on treatment to levodopa/carbidopa for adults with Parkinson disease experiencing “off” episodes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. The drug is available in 20-mg or 40-mg doses, but the maximum recommended dosage in patients taking […]

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Regular Vaccines Advised With Multiple Sclerosis

Regular Vaccines Advised With Multiple Sclerosis

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you can and should receive recommended vaccinations — including annual flu shots, a new American Academy of Neurology guideline says. “We reviewed all of the available evidence, and for people with MS, preventing infections through vaccine use is a […]

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For Medicare Patients, Costs of MS Drugs Rise Sevenfold Over 10 Years

For Medicare Patients, Costs of MS Drugs Rise Sevenfold Over 10 Years

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) saw their medication costs soar by more than sevenfold over a decade, a new study finds. It’s no secret that the costs of MS drugs have skyrocketed in recent years. When the first so-called disease-modifying […]