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Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Serious Mental Illness?

Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Serious Mental Illness?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As air quality declines, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise, a large, new study suggests. Looking at data on millions of people in the United States and Denmark, researchers found correlations between air pollution exposure and rates of […]

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‘Red Flag’ Laws May Be Stopping Some Mass Shootings

‘Red Flag’ Laws May Be Stopping Some Mass Shootings

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Red flag” laws that allow police to take guns away from people who’ve threatened mass shootings are designed to save lives, but do they? A small, preliminary study suggests they do. The analysis of 21 different incidents found that none […]

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butorphanol (Stadol)

butorphanol (Stadol)

What is butorphanol? What is butorphanol used for? Butorphanol is a synthetic opioid narcotic pain reliever. It prevents pain in a similar way as morphine (MS Contin), hydrocodone (Zohydro), oxycodone (Oxycontin), and other opioids. Like other opioids, it stimulates receptors in the brain to increase the threshold to pain (the amount of stimulation it takes […]

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hepatitis A and hepatitis B (recombinant) vaccine (Twinrix)

hepatitis A and hepatitis B (recombinant) vaccine (Twinrix)

What is the hepatitis B/hepatitis A vaccine and what is it for? Hepatitis A/B vaccine is a man-made combination vaccine containing inactivated hepatitis A virus strain and non-infectious hepatitis B virus surface antigen. Inactive Hepatitis A virus combined with hepatitis B antigens stimulates the immune system to develop immunity against hepatitis A and B virus […]

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Study Finds Diabetes, Heart Failure a Dangerous Duo

Study Finds Diabetes, Heart Failure a Dangerous Duo

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Asian heart failure patients who also have type 2 diabetes can develop changes in the structure of their heart and are at increased risk for hospitalizations and premature death, a new study finds. Diabetes is on the rise worldwide, and it’s common for patients to […]

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When Does Heart Health Return to Normal After Quitting Smoking?

When Does Heart Health Return to Normal After Quitting Smoking?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you stop smoking, your heart starts to rebound right away, but a full recovery can take as long as 15 years, a new study suggests. “The benefit of quitting smoking cannot be overstated — the cardiovascular system begins to recover […]

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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Symptoms, ECG, and Treatment Medications

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Symptoms, ECG, and Treatment Medications

Source: Getty Images Atrial fibrillation definition and facts Atrial fibrillation (also referred to as AFib or AF) is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is caused by abnormal electrical discharges (signals) that generate chaotically throughout the upper chambers of the heart (atria). It reduces the ability of the atria to pump […]

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Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)

Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)

What is sofosbuvir and velpatasvir? What is sofosbuvir and velpatasvir used for? Epclusa is an oral tablet containing two drugs used for the treatment of chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), genotype 1,2,3,4, 5, or 6 in adults. The components belong to a class of drugs called direct-acting antiviral agents. Similar drugs include […]

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CBP Won’t Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu

CBP Won’t Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s announcement that it won’t vaccinate migrants is being slammed by public health experts. Latest Cold and Flu News Since December, three migrant children in U.S custody have died after coming down with the flu, CNN reported. “In general, due to […]