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Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years

Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years

New research finds that the immunotherapy drug teplizumab delays the onset of type 1 diabetes by 2 years, on average, in high-risk individuals. New research has significant clinical implications, particularly for young people with a high risk of type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease affecting about 1.25 million children and adults […]

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Civil War plant guide reveals 3 plants with antibiotic properties

Civil War plant guide reveals 3 plants with antibiotic properties

Scientists have found that extracts from plants that people used to treat infections during the Civil War have antimicrobial activity against drug-resistant bacteria. The tulip poplar is one of the plants the scientists examined. The Civil War began in 1861 as a result of growing tensions over slavery and states’ rights between the northern and […]

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Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectiveness Fades With Time: Study

Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectiveness Fades With Time: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The waning effectiveness of a flawed whooping cough vaccine is the main culprit in recent outbreaks of the highly contagious bacterial infection, a new study reports. More than four out of five confirmed whooping cough (pertussis) cases strike children who […]

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Lamisil (terbinafine) vs. Lotrimin (clotrimazole)

Lamisil (terbinafine) vs. Lotrimin (clotrimazole)

Lamisil Cream vs. Lotrimin: What’s the difference? Lamisil Cream (terbinafine) and Lotrimin (clotrimazole) are antifungal agents applied to the skin used to treat fungal nails, jock itch, and athlete’s foot. Other forms of Lotrimin are also used to treat vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, tinea versicolor, or tinea corporis. Lamisil Cream and Lotrimin Cream are […]

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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Breast Lump There are many causes of breast lumps. Some of these causes are harmless, while others can be painful and/or dangerous. Causes of breast lumps include infections, injuries, non-cancerous growths, and cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States. Currently, death rates […]

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Magnetic stimulation may reduce the impact of concussion

Magnetic stimulation may reduce the impact of concussion

Mild traumatic brain injuries can result in long-term cognitive issues. According to research in mice, a new, low-intensity form of magnetic stimulation could be the first effective treatment for these injuries. Current research points to a possible new therapy for brain injury. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be mild or severe, but each case […]

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Drugstores Often Don’t Have Opioid Antidote in Stock, Philly Study Shows

Drugstores Often Don’t Have Opioid Antidote in Stock, Philly Study Shows

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even though the drug naloxone can be a lifesaving antidote to an opioid overdose, researchers in Philadelphia report that only a third of drugstores in that city carried it. What’s more, although Pennsylvania’s standing order law for naloxone (common brand name: Narcan) allows […]

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Health Tip: Dealing With Motion Sickness

Health Tip: Dealing With Motion Sickness

(HealthDay News) — Motion sickness can happen when you are in a car, boat, plane or amusement park ride. Latest Neurology News People with motion sickness may have nausea, vomiting, dizziness or headache among many other symptoms, says the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. To help prevent motion sickness, Mount Sinai suggests: Do […]