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Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — After years of steady increases, the number of Americans showing up in emergency departments with heroin overdoses is on a downswing, at least in some states. Between 2017 and 2018, many states saw a dramatic drop in the number of […]

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Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time

Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bedbugs have a long history, all the way back to the dinosaur age, a new study says. British researchers said bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago and were around when dinosaurs were in charge. “To think that the pests that live in our […]

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Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry: CDC

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry: CDC

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Latest Infectious Disease News Five people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Children younger than 5 […]

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Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hypnosis might sound like a magic trick to some, but the therapy can be an effective pain reliever, a new review shows. The review covered 85 studies that have tested hypnosis for easing “experimental models” of pain — that is, […]

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Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards. New research shows that while it led to a decline in hospitalizations for chronic pain, there were increases in traffic crashes, alcohol abuse and drug overdoses in the state. […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)

What drugs interact with Lipitor and Vytorin? Lipitor Decreased elimination of Lipitor could increase levels of Lipitor in the body and increase the risk of muscle toxicity from Lipitor. Therefore, Lipitor should not be combined with drugs that decrease its elimination. Examples of such drugs includes: Large quantities of grape fruit juice (>1.2 liters daily) […]

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What to know about a low-protein diet

What to know about a low-protein diet

A low-protein diet puts less strain on the kidneys. As a result, this type of diet can benefit people with kidney-related disorders, such as kidney disease or phenylketonuria. When a person eats protein, the body produces a compound called urea. If the kidneys are not functioning well, urea can build up in the blood and […]

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Can a hot toddy help with a cold?

Can a hot toddy help with a cold?

Many people believe in the healing abilities of a hot toddy for colds and flu, but does this popular home remedy work? A hot toddy is a mixture of hot water, honey, lemon, and whiskey. Some of these ingredients may have beneficial effects, but research has not looked specifically at the effectiveness of hot toddies […]

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A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes

A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes

A low-carb diet can help people with diabetes better manage their blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates or carbs raise blood glucose more than other foods, meaning the body must produce more insulin to digest them. Reducing carb intake can help stabilize blood glucose. It may also counteract some other effects of diabetes, such as weight gain […]

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What to know about EEG tests

What to know about EEG tests

An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a test that helps doctors diagnose problems with the brain’s electrical activity, such as seizures. An EEG test uses a special cap with electrodes to detect the electrical activity of the brain. The EEG test is one of the best diagnostic tools for epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Doctors may […]