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Construction Workers at Very High Odds for Opioid and Drug Abuse

Construction Workers at Very High Odds for Opioid and Drug Abuse

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hard-hat jobs are tough and demanding, often entailing intense physical labor performed in dangerous situations. But a new study finds construction work also comes with another danger: An increased risk of drug abuse. Construction workers and miners are much more […]

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Most Seniors 85+ Do Well After Colon Cancer Surgery: Study

Most Seniors 85+ Do Well After Colon Cancer Surgery: Study

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients aged 85 and older who have colon cancer surgery have high survival rates, a new study finds. People are living longer, so more seniors are being diagnosed with colon cancer, according to the authors of a study presented Tuesday at a meeting of the […]

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‘Green Inhalers’ Could Reduce Carbon Footprint: Study

‘Green Inhalers’ Could Reduce Carbon Footprint: Study

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eco-friendly asthma inhalers could lower both greenhouse emissions and medical costs, according to a new British study. Inhalers use hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellants to atomize and pump out the medication, but HFAs are potent greenhouse gases. And metered-dose inhalers are responsible for 3.9% of the carbon […]

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ixekizumab (Taltz)

What is ixekizumab, and how does it work? Ixekizumab is an injectable biologic drug that suppresses the immune system and is used for the treatment of psoriasis. It is an antibody that binds to interleukin 17A (IL-17A), a chemical produced by cells in the body that stimulates immune reactions. Scientists believe that psoriasis is caused […]

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meclofenamate (Meclomen)

What is meclofenamate, and what is it used for? Meclofenamate sodium is indicated for the relief of mild to moderate pain. Meclofenamate sodium is also indicated for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea (menopause) and for the treatment of idiopathic heavy menstrual blood loss. Meclofenamate sodium is also indicated for relief of the signs and symptoms […]

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Acute cerebellar ataxia: Everything you need to know

Acute cerebellar ataxia: Everything you need to know

Ataxia means the loss of coordination of body movements. Acute cerebellar ataxia is a disorder in children that causes a sudden loss of coordination. It is relatively prevalent in children, especially following an infection or serious illness. Most cases resolve without specific treatment. Acute cerebellar ataxia is the most common cause of childhood ataxia. Read […]