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Dry Skin

Dry Skin

What should I know about dry skin? Picture of dry skin in the hand by MedicineNet.com Dry skin is a very common condition that causes small fine flakes, cracking, and dry patches. Itching is one of the most common symptoms of dry skin. Scratching may be hard to resist. Dry skin is more common in […]

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It’s Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women’s Flagging Sex Drive

It’s Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women’s Flagging Sex Drive

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not uncommon for a woman’s sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren’t the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests. Postmenopausal issues, such as vaginal dryness or pain during sex, […]

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Grandma Isn’t So Lonely After All

Grandma Isn’t So Lonely After All

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even though older adults may have smaller social networks than younger adults, they have similar numbers of close friends and levels of well-being, a new study finds. “Stereotypes of aging tend to paint older adults in many cultures as sad and lonely,” said study […]

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Braxton Hicks Contractions (False Labor)

Braxton Hicks Contractions (False Labor)

Braxton Hicks contractions definition and facts Braxton Hicks contractions feel like true labor only typically less painful. Braxton Hicks contractions have been referred to as “false labor” and are contractions of the uterus that occur predominantly in the third trimester of pregnancy. Braxton Hicks contractions are typically less painful than those of true labor. Unlike […]

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Animal Study Offers Hope for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Animal Study Offers Hope for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that might one day counter some of the damage of severe brain injury in humans, researchers report that embryonic neurons implanted in brain-injured mice helped resurrect memory and eased seizures. “The idea to regrow neurons that die off after a brain injury […]

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They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here’s What Happened After

They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here’s What Happened After

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people think of their brain as an overstuffed attic. Every square-inch is either crammed with information or working overtime to help the body function properly. So is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain? […]

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New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests. The study, of nearly 1,700 patients, found that a pill called ubrogepant worked better than a placebo pill at halting migraines […]

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Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic patch)

Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic patch)

What is Zecuity? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal system (Zecuity) is anti-migraine drug that is delivered through the skin or transdermally. It is a serotonin (5HT) 1b/1d receptor agonist that is used for the acute treatment of migraine headaches in adults. Zecuity contains the drug, sumatriptan, which has been previously […]

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Juul Sued by California for Targeting Teens

Juul Sued by California for Targeting Teens

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Juul, the top-selling maker of e-cigarettes in the United States, is being sued by California for allegedly targeting teens with it early marketing campaigns. Latest Healthy Kids News The lawsuit, filed Monday, also alleges that Juul’s website didn’t previously adequately verify customers’ ages, the Associated Press reported. This […]

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As Disease Outbreaks Tied to ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ Rise, States Take Action

As Disease Outbreaks Tied to ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ Rise, States Take Action

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases are on the across rise in the United States, often fueled by “anti-vaxxer” parents reluctant to immunize their kids. However, states are countering these trends with laws to boost childhood vaccination rates and safeguard children, a new study finds. “Vaccines […]