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Health Tip: Electrical Safety

Health Tip: Electrical Safety

(HealthDay News) — Charging your laptop and plugging in the coffeemaker may be second nature. But when dealing with electricity, the National Fire Protection Association urges people to keep safety in mind. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The NFPA provides electrical safety advice for consumers: Have all electrical work done by a qualified electrician. Only […]

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Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia

What is tardive dyskinesia? Tardive dyskinesia symptoms include involuntary movements of the face and extremities. Dyskinesias are involuntary movements of the face (including lips, tongue, eyes), trunk, and extremities, which are identified in patients who have been treated with certain (dopamine-antagonist) medications. Dyskinesias are difficult to control. Many different conditions can lead to dyskinetic movements, […]

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Barbiturates

Barbiturates

What are barbiturates? Barbiturates are central nervous depressants. They reduce the activity of nerves causing muscle relaxation. They can reduce heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. All barbiturates affect gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter (chemical) that nerves use to communicate with one another. For what conditions are barbiturates prescribed? Barbiturates are medications used for treating […]

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Pediatricians’ Group Calls for More Research on Artificial Sweeteners

Pediatricians’ Group Calls for More Research on Artificial Sweeteners

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There are many unanswered questions about the long-term safety and impacts of artificial sweeteners in children, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says. The AAP statement also recommends that the amount of artificial sweeteners should be listed on product labels to […]

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‘Swimmer’s Shoulder’ Strikes 3 in 4 Teen Competitors

‘Swimmer’s Shoulder’ Strikes 3 in 4 Teen Competitors

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s called swimmer’s shoulder, and it’s an overuse injury that three-quarters of teen swimmers suffer from, new research shows. The study authors also found that many young swimmers with shoulder pain believe it’s just part of being competitive and successful. For the study, researchers […]

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cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin, Bantan)

cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin, Bantan)

What is cefpodoxime proxetil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Cefpodoxime proxetil (Vantin, Banan) is an oral antibiotic prescription drug in the cephalosporin family of antibiotics. The cephalosporin family includes: Cefpodoxime proxetil is converted to cefpodoxime, its active form, in the body. Like other cephalosporins, cefpodoxime stops bacteria from multiplying by preventing bacteria […]

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Health Tip: Getting a Tuberculosis Skin Test

Health Tip: Getting a Tuberculosis Skin Test

(HealthDay News) — A tuberculosis (TB) skin test determines if you have TB germs in your body, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the test, a harmless fluid is injected under the skin on the inside of your arm. A very small needle is used. Latest Infectious Disease News After a TB […]