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FDA Fast-Tracks OTC Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

FDA Fast-Tracks OTC Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News Jan. 31, 2019 — The FDA has announced “unprecedented” steps to help companies develop over-the-counter (OTC) naloxone to cut opioid overdose deaths. Latest Mental Health News “With the number of overdose deaths involving prescription and illicit opioids more than doubling over the last 7 years to nearly 48,000 in 2017, […]

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Staying Off Facebook Brings Benefits: Study

Staying Off Facebook Brings Benefits: Study

Turning away from Facebook could benefit you in a number of ways, according to a new study. You’d have more in-person time with family and friends, be less politically partisan, have a slight improvement in daily moods and life satisfaction, and have an extra hour a day of downtime if you’re an average Facebook user, […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Vision Problems in Infants

Health Tip: Signs of Vision Problems in Infants

(HealthDay News) — A newborn‘s vision isn’t as developed as an older child’s, although significant progress is made during the initial months of life, the American Optometric Association says. Latest Healthy Kids News Although rare at this early age, signs of vision problems among newborns and young infants include: Excessive tearing – this may indicate […]

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Breastfeeding Is Still Best

Breastfeeding Is Still Best

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The benefits of breastfeeding are wide-ranging. For baby, they include protection against infections and illnesses, including asthma, as well as reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies breastfed for six months are also less likely to become […]

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Nearly Half of American Adults Have Unhealthy Hearts: Report

Nearly Half of American Adults Have Unhealthy Hearts: Report

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Almost half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, heart disease or a history of stroke, a new report shows. That figure is up sharply from what the American Heart Association (AHA) reported last year — largely because of changes in […]

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An Upbeat Attitude Might Help Prevent 2nd Stroke

An Upbeat Attitude Might Help Prevent 2nd Stroke

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve had a stroke, a positive outlook might just help prevent another one, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people felt they could protect themselves from a second stroke, they had lower blood pressure. High blood pressure is […]

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How Long Should Fainting Patients Be Monitored?

How Long Should Fainting Patients Be Monitored?

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — How long patients who faint should be monitored in the emergency department hinges on their risk for serious disease, a new study says. In most cases, fainting is harmless. But some people faint due to serious medical conditions, including an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Because arrhythmias […]

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Health Tip: Uncovering Causes of Bloating

Health Tip: Uncovering Causes of Bloating

(HealthDay News) — Bloating is often described as the feeling that there is an inflated balloon in the abdomen, the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders says. Latest Digestion News The foundation mentions these common triggers for bloating: Too much gas in the intestine. Abnormally high amounts of bacteria in the small intestine. Imbalance of microorganisms […]

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Statins Help the Heart, No Matter What Your Age

Statins Help the Heart, No Matter What Your Age

Latest Cholesterol News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statins are already known to help cut heart risks for seniors and the middle-aged. Now, research confirms the meds can also help people aged 75 and older. “Statin therapy has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease in a wide range of people, but there […]