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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. palonosetron (Aloxi)

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. palonosetron (Aloxi)

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. palonosetron (Aloxi): What’s the difference? What are ondansetron and palonosetron? Ondansetron is an anti-nausea medication most often used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and to prevent vomiting and nausea after surgery. Chemotherapy drugs increase secretion of serotonin, which stimulates serotonin (5-HT3) receptors in the brain, causing nausea and […]

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Family Home, Football Field Most Dangerous Spots for Kids’ Head Injuries

Family Home, Football Field Most Dangerous Spots for Kids’ Head Injuries

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Falls from beds, uneven floors and playing football are leading causes of nonfatal brain injuries in American kids, new research shows. For the study, researchers analyzed data on traumatic brain injuries among kids and teens treated at emergency departments of 66 U.S. hospitals between […]

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Health Tip: Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

Health Tip: Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

(HealthDay News) — The teen years can be an exciting time as teens become new drivers, and become passengers in their friends’ cars. Latest Healthy Kids News But every day, six teens are killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, says Safe Kids. Often, these accidents can be prevented. Safe Kids encourages parents […]

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Experts Warn of Mosquito-Borne Brain Infection in Florida

Experts Warn of Mosquito-Borne Brain Infection in Florida

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s an increased risk of a mosquito-borne virus that causes brain infection and swelling, Florida health officials warn. Latest Infectious Disease News Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in several sentinel chickens, according to the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, CNN reported. Sentinel chickens are […]

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Americans Are Spending Even More Time Sitting, Study Shows

Americans Are Spending Even More Time Sitting, Study Shows

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The United States has grown a bumper crop of couch potatoes in recent years, a new study reports. The amount of time people spend sitting around actually increased after the initial release of the federal Physical Activity Guidelines for […]

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Health Tip: Signs of a Stomach Ulcer

Health Tip: Signs of a Stomach Ulcer

(HealthDay News) — A stomach ulcer is an open sore that develops on the lining of the stomach, says the National Health Service. The ulcer occurs when the layer protecting the stomach lining from stomach acid breaks down, damaging the lining. Latest Digestion News Removing Appendix Puts You at Parkinson’s Risk Hepatitis A Infections Soaring: […]

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Living With Repetitive Strain Injury

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Arthritis News MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can affect anyone who uses his or her hands a lot and repeats the same movements over and over again. It can develop whether you’re working at a computer all day or spending hours of leisure time […]