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Testicular Cancer Treatment Unlikely to Trigger Birth Defects

Testicular Cancer Treatment Unlikely to Trigger Birth Defects

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research should reassure dads-to-be who’ve had testicular cancer that treatment with radiation or chemotherapy doesn’t raise the risk of fathering babies with birth defects. “Our research set out to investigate whether treatment for the most common cancer among young men leads to a higher […]

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FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to Emgality, an injected medication that’s the first to cut the frequency of cluster headaches. Episodic cluster headaches are “an extremely painful and often debilitating condition,” the FDA’s Dr. Eric Bastings noted in an […]

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Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. naproxen (Aleve)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. naproxen (Aleve)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. naproxen (Aleve): What’s the difference? Cyclobenzaprine and naproxen are used to treat different types of pain in different ways. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions. Naproxen is used to relieve mild to moderate […]

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Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. carisoprodol (Soma)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. carisoprodol (Soma)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. carisoprodol (Soma): What’s the difference? Cyclobenzaprine and carisoprodol are muscle relaxants used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions. Brand names for cyclobenzaprine include Flexeril, Amrix, and Fexmid. A brand name for carisoprodol is Soma. Side effects of cyclobenzaprine and […]

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Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. amitriptyline (Elavil)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. amitriptyline (Elavil)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. amitriptyline (Elavil): What’s the difference? Cyclobenzaprine and amitriptyline are used to treat different types of pain from different causes. Cyclobenzaprine is used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions. Amitriptyline may be used to treat nerve pain, but it is […]

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Many Dietary Supplements Dangerous for Teens

Many Dietary Supplements Dangerous for Teens

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While taking vitamins may be fine for teens and young adults, supplements for weight loss, muscle-building and added energy may trigger severe medical problems, new research suggests. Regulations to keep these potentially harmful products out of the hands of young people are urgently needed, […]

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Chicken No Better Than Beef for Your Cholesterol?

Chicken No Better Than Beef for Your Cholesterol?

Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flying in the face of popular belief, new research suggests both red meat and white meat can drive up your cholesterol levels. The study was conducted by researchers from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), part of the University of California, San Francisco. The […]

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California Ends Warning Over Coffee and Cancer

California Ends Warning Over Coffee and Cancer

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has ruled that coffee does not pose a significant cancer risk, so customers don’t have to be warned that their favorite drink is dangerous. Latest Cancer News The decision overturns a judge’s order that companies like Starbucks have to add […]