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Allergy (Allergies)

What causes allergies? (Continued) In the pet cat example, the dad and the youngest daughter developed IgE antibodies in large amounts that were targeted against the cat allergen. The dad and daughter are now sensitized, or prone to develop allergic reactions, on repeated exposures to cat allergen. Typically, there is a period of sensitization ranging […]

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How Do Birth Defects Affect Childhood Cancer Risk?

How Do Birth Defects Affect Childhood Cancer Risk?

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children with birth defects may be at increased risk for childhood cancer, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 10 million children born in Texas, Arkansas, Michigan and North Carolina between 1992 and 2013. Compared to children without a birth defect, those […]

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How Working Out in Anger Can Put You at Risk

How Working Out in Anger Can Put You at Risk

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Research points to a very long list of benefits from exercise, from improving your overall health to easing stress and enhancing mental well-being. But a landmark study in the journal Circulation highlights a negative, yet specific, concern. While health factors […]

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Sleep Troubles Help Drive High U.S. Firefighter Burnout Rate

Sleep Troubles Help Drive High U.S. Firefighter Burnout Rate

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Almost half of American firefighters have some form of physical and emotional burnout, with sleep problems and mental health disorders as major factors, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed more than 6,300 firefighters from 66 fire departments nationwide and found that 49% had high […]

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‘Lost Wallet’ Test Reveals How Honest People Are

‘Lost Wallet’ Test Reveals How Honest People Are

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you tend to doubt the honesty of strangers, the results of a new study may come as a surprise: All around the globe, people are more likely to return a lost wallet if it’s loaded with cash. In experiments […]

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ivabradine (Corlanor)

ivabradine (Corlanor)

What is ivabradine (Corlanor), and how is it used? Corlanor is a prescription medicine used: to treat adults who have chronic (lasting a long time) heart failure, with symptoms, to reduce their risk of hospitalization for worsening heart failure. to treat certain children 6 months of age and older who have stable heart failure, with […]

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ipilimumab (Yervoy)

ipilimumab (Yervoy)

What is ipilimumab (Yervoy), and how is it used? Yervoy is a prescription medicine used: to treat a kind of skin cancer called melanoma. Yervoy may be used: in adults and children 12 years of age and older when melanoma has spread or cannot be removed by surgery to help prevent melanoma from coming back […]

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Ketorolac vs. tramadol

Ketorolac vs. tramadol

Ketorolac vs. tramadol: What’s the difference? Ketorolac and tramadol are used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Brand names for ketorolac include Acuvail, Acular LS, Omidria, and Sprix. The Toradol brand of ketorolac has been discontinued in the U.S. Brand names for tramadol include Ultram and ConZip. Ketorolac and tramadol belong to different drug […]

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U.S. Cases of Infant Gut Illness Plummet After Vaccine Introduced

U.S. Cases of Infant Gut Illness Plummet After Vaccine Introduced

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In the midst of the “anti-vaxxer” movement comes more scientific proof that vaccines help save children’s lives. Researchers report that since the 2006 introduction of a vaccine against rotavirus — a common and potentially fatal cause of infant diarrhea — […]