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High Insulin Costs Come Under Fire on Capitol Hill

High Insulin Costs Come Under Fire on Capitol Hill

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For many Americans, the cost of lifesaving insulin is simply too high, leading as many as one in four to ration the drug, experts testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce said this week. The meeting focused primarily on […]

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Rheumatoid Factor (RF)

Rheumatoid factor (RF) facts Rheumatoid factor is an antibody that is detectable in the blood of approximately 80% of adults with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid factor test is used by health care professionals to help in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes rheumatoid factor can be detected in the blood of normal individuals and of those with other […]

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How use of digital devices may influence obesity risk

How use of digital devices may influence obesity risk

Recent evidence suggests that people who multitask by switching frequently between digital devices may be more at risk of developing unhealthful eating habits and obesity. Media multitasking may impact obesity risk and eating habits. The more gadgets that become available to us, the more we may feel tempted to explore these new technologies, but their […]

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Health Tip: Sunburn First Aid

Health Tip: Sunburn First Aid

(HealthDay News) — Spending too much time outdoors without protective sunscreen can take a toll on your skin. Latest Skin News Unlike a thermal burn, sunburn may not be immediately noticeable. Symptoms usually start four hours after sun exposure and resolve within a week, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For minor […]

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Is That Medication Safe When Breastfeeding?

Is That Medication Safe When Breastfeeding?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Far too little is known about the safety of medication use during breastfeeding — and it’s time to get some answers, experts say. It’s a critical gap, given that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for babies — and moms […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Health Tip: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

(HealthDay News) — Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that affects some 1 million Americans. Latest Neurology News Symptoms typically include trembling, stiffness and poor coordination. often beginning gradually on one side of the body. As the disease progresses, both sides become affected. Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s, there are a variety of […]