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deoxycholic acid (Kybella)

deoxycholic acid (Kybella)

What is deoxycholic acid (Kybella)? What is Kybella used for? Deoxycholic acid (Kybella) is an injectable medication used for reducing fat in the submental region of the face (below the chin). Deoxycholic acid destroys the cell membrane of fat cells causing fat cells to die. Reducing the number of fat cells reduces fat under the […]

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hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Perlane)

hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Perlane)

What is hyaluronic acid? What is hyaluronic acid used for? Restylane is a gel of hyaluronic acid produced by bacteria and used for treating facial wrinkles and folds. It is classified as a medical device. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is normally produced by the body; it is what gives skin its volume and […]

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All U.S. Adults Should Be Screened for Illicit Drug Use, National Panel Urges

All U.S. Adults Should Be Screened for Illicit Drug Use, National Panel Urges

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Amid an ongoing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse, a national panel on Tuesday advised that doctors routinely screen all adults for illicit drug use. That includes the misuse of prescribed medications, noted the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force […]

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Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that underscores the major role genetics plays in autism risk, researchers report they have identified 16 new genes linked to the developmental disorder. The investigators conducted genetic analyses of 2,300 people from nearly 500 families with at least two children with autism. […]

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Scans Reveal ‘Smoldering’ Spots in Brains Touched by MS

Scans Reveal ‘Smoldering’ Spots in Brains Touched by MS

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Smoldering” spots in the brains of multiple sclerosis patients may signal more aggressive and disabling forms of the disease, researchers report. Their finding may help test the effectiveness of new treatments for these types of MS. The investigators used specialized brain scans to examine the […]

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Concussed NFL Players Sidelined for Much Longer Nowadays

Concussed NFL Players Sidelined for Much Longer Nowadays

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The length of time that NFL players are sidelined after a concussion has tripled in the past two decades, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from the 2012-2015 pro football seasons. They found that the players who suffered a concussion returned to play an […]

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paliperidone (Invega)

paliperidone (Invega)

What is paliperidone, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Paliperidone (Invega) is an oral, atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia. It is a short acting form of Invega Sustenna and Invega Trinza. Other atypical antipsychotic drugs include Atypical antipsychotics differ from typical antipsychotics because they cause a lesser degree of movement (extrapyramidal) side […]

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Here’s How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls

Here’s How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Aug 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bingeing on social media isn’t good for any teen, but new research has pinpointed three ways in which hours spent on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook may harm the mental health of young girls in particular. “Almost all of the […]