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Could Extra Weight Weaken Your Brain?

Could Extra Weight Weaken Your Brain?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Extra pounds and a wider waistline won’t do your brain any favors as you get older, a new study suggests. In fact, obesity appears to accelerate brain aging by a decade or more, the researchers added. People with a wide […]

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U.S. Fertility Rate At All-Time Low

U.S. Fertility Rate At All-Time Low

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. fertility rate continued to fall last year and reached an all-time low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Pregnancy News The general fertility rate fell 2% between 2017 and 2018 among girls and women ages 15-44, according to a report released Wednesday by […]

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Smog Could Land Newborns in Intensive Care

Smog Could Land Newborns in Intensive Care

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The danger that air pollution poses to the hearts and lungs of adults is well-documented, but new research suggests that newborns are also at risk. Infants of mothers who were exposed to high levels of air pollution in the week before giving birth were more […]

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Pregnant Women Exposed to More Risky CT Scans

Pregnant Women Exposed to More Risky CT Scans

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of risky CT scans during pregnancy has risen significantly in North America in the past two decades, a new study finds. “It’s important to quantify exposure to ionizing radiation because it can cause cancer and birth defects, and should be kept to a minimum, […]

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Phenothiazine Antipsychotics

Phenothiazine Antipsychotics

What are phenothiazine antipsychotics? Phenothiazine antipsychotics are medications used to treat schizophrenia and manifestations of psychotic disorders. Some phenothiazine antipsychotics, like prochlorperazine and chlorpromazine, are used for nausea, vomiting, and hiccups. Although, the exact mechanism of phenothiazine antipsychotics is unknown, scientists believe that they may work by blocking the action of dopamine in the brain. […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Phobias

Health Tip: Understanding Phobias

(HealthDay News) — A phobia is an anxiety disorder that produces a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little danger, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Latest Mental Health News Phobias can range from a fear of highway driving to a fear of blood. When people are anxious and extremely self-conscious […]

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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. meclizine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. meclizine

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. meclizine: What’s the difference? Ondansetron and meclizine are used to prevent nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron is mainly used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and to prevent vomiting and nausea after surgery. Meclizine is also used to treat and prevent vertigo, dizziness, and motion sickness. Brand names for ondansetron […]

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Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Abreva (docosanol)

Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Abreva (docosanol)

Zovirax (Acyclovir) vs. Abreva Cream (docosanol): What’s the difference? Acyclovir and Abreva Cream (docosanol) are antiviral drugs used to treat cold sores. Acyclovir is also used to treat genital herpes, herpes zoster (shingles), varicella zoster (chickenpox), herpes simplex encephalitis, and mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus infection. Acyclovir is taken orally and Abrval is applied topically (on […]

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What Happens to the Children When Parents Fight?

What Happens to the Children When Parents Fight?

By Len CantersHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Don’t fight in front of the kids.” Sounds like familiar advice that’s been passed down from generation to generation. But as it turns out, it’s not always the fighting, but rather the way you fight that can have a negative […]