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How Are You Feeling? Check Your Wristband

How Are You Feeling? Check Your Wristband

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, July 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Remember the “mood ring” craze of the 1970s? A high-tech wristband is being developed along the same lines, potentially helping patients who struggle with mood disorders. The smart wristband would use a person’s skin to track their emotional intensity. During […]

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Connected Teens Become Healthier Adults

Connected Teens Become Healthier Adults

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Teens who feel connected with others at home and school have fewer serious health problems and risks as young adults, a new study suggests. Young adults who had higher levels of connectedness — feeling engaged, supported and cared for at home and at school […]

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clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal

clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal

What is clotrimazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clotrimazole is an anti-fungal medication related to fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), and miconazole (Micatin, Monistat). It prevents growth of several types of fungi by preventing interfering with the production of the membrane that surrounds fungal cells. It is used topically on the […]

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Health Tip: Working With Bleach

Health Tip: Working With Bleach

(HealthDay News) — Bleach, while a common household chemical, can burn the skin and cause eye damage. Latest Prevention & Wellness News When handling bleach right out of the container, the North Dakota State University says you should take these precautions: Wear eye protection, such as safety glasses or goggles. Wear rubber or nitrile gloves. […]

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pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapex ER)

pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapex ER)

What is Mirapex? What is Mirapex used for? Pramipexole (Mirapex) is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and restless leg syndrome (RLS). Is Mirapex available as a generic drug? Generics are available for the immediate release tablets. Generics of the extended release tablets are not available. Do I need a prescription for Mirapex? […]

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Soliris Approved to Treat Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Soliris Approved to Treat Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Soliris (eculizumab) injection as the first treatment for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), the agency announced Thursday. Soliris is indicated for intravenous use (300 mg/30 mL injection) in patients with NMOSD who are anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody-positive. In […]

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sumatriptan, Imitrex, Alsuma, Imitrex STATdose System, Sumavel DosePro

sumatriptan, Imitrex, Alsuma, Imitrex STATdose System, Sumavel DosePro

What is sumatriptan? What are the uses for sumatriptan? Sumatriptan is a drug that is used for treating migraine headaches. It belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin receptor agonists. Other members of this class include naratriptan (Amerge), zolmitriptan (Zomig), rizatriptan (Maxalt), frovatriptan (Frova), eletriptan (Relpax), and almotriptan (Axert). Migraine headaches are believed […]

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Is Your County an Opioid Overdose ‘Hotspot’?

Is Your County an Opioid Overdose ‘Hotspot’?

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — America’s opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives, but certain counties in the South and Midwest are paying the highest price more often, researchers say. For the study, researchers looked at more than 3,000 counties nationwide and found the risk of dying from an […]