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FDA OKs First Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters

FDA OKs First Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News May 21, 2019 — The FDA on Monday approved the first nasal spray to treat frequent seizures that are separate from an epilepsy patient’s usual seizure pattern. Latest Neurology News There are an estimated 150,000 people in the United States with “uncontrolled epilepsy experience seizure clusters,” which can increase the […]

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Where’s the Best Place for Your Child’s Sports Physical Exam?

Where’s the Best Place for Your Child’s Sports Physical Exam?

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Student athletes usually need a sports physical. And the best place for that exam is at their primary care doctor’s office, according to updated guidelines from leading U.S. medical experts. “Whenever possible, the sports physical should be performed in the primary care physician’s office, […]

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Cholesterol Levels Improving Among U.S. Kids

Cholesterol Levels Improving Among U.S. Kids

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite an epidemic of childhood obesity, the cholesterol levels of American kids have been improving over the past 20 years, a new study shows. Researchers found that since 1999, levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol among U.S. children and teens have […]

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Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought

Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You’ve probably never heard of Q fever, but the bacterial disease may be sickening — and killing — more Americans than once believed, a new study suggests. Caused by a bacteria carried by livestock, Query (Q) fever is a rare […]

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Aspirin, Anti-Clotting Meds Safe After Bleeding Stroke: Study

Aspirin, Anti-Clotting Meds Safe After Bleeding Stroke: Study

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking aspirin or anti-clotting medicines like Plavix won’t boost the risk of another stroke if you’ve already survived a bleeding stroke, a new study suggests. In fact, they might even help guard against a second brain bleed, the researchers noted. The findings “are reassuring for […]

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Health Tip: Living With Leg Swelling

Health Tip: Living With Leg Swelling

(HealthDay News) — Leg swelling typically occurs from fluid buildup or inflammation, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Heart News It can affect any part of the leg, including the foot, ankle, calf or thigh. Even for non-emergency problems, prompt care is still recommended. To minimize leg swelling, consider: Restricting the amount of salt in your diet. […]

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Healthy Food May Boost Mood

Healthy Food May Boost Mood

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The food-mood connection isn’t all in your head. In fact, there’s even a name for it — nutritional psychiatry. Scientists in the field are actively looking for connections between diet quality and mental disorders to help treat or even prevent these […]