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Second New MS Drug Secures FDA Approval

Second New MS Drug Secures FDA Approval

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved another new multiple sclerosis drug — the second in one week. Mavenclad (cladribine) pills can be used to treat relapsing forms of MS in adults, including relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease. The drug is not […]

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Obamacare Is Helping West Virginia Fight the Opioid Crisis

Obamacare Is Helping West Virginia Fight the Opioid Crisis

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that the Medicaid expansion the Affordable Care Act set into motion has played a key role in fighting America’s opioid epidemic. Ever since West Virginia expanded its Medicaid program under “Obamacare,” many more people with opioid addiction […]

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U.S. Measles Cases Top Last Year’s Total

U.S. Measles Cases Top Last Year’s Total

The number of measles cases in the United States so far this year has already surpassed the total for last year. Latest Infectious Disease News As of March 28, there had been 387 reported cases in 15 states, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Monday. Last year, there were […]

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Health Tip: Daily Aspirin Therapy

Health Tip: Daily Aspirin Therapy

(HealthDay News) — Aspirin can prevent heart attacks and strokes by lowering the clotting action of the blood’s platelets. Latest Heart News However, preventing blood from clotting can also cause stomach or brain bleeding, kidney failure and other kinds of strokes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The decision to start daily aspirin therapy […]

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Three Exercises for Stronger, Sleeker Thighs

Three Exercises for Stronger, Sleeker Thighs

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Wall sits, leg curls and leg lifts are three effective thigh exercises that don’t require any strength-training equipment — just your own body weight, so you can do them virtually anywhere, even at the office. Here’s how to exercise […]

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Health Tip: Cut Back on Sugary Drinks

Health Tip: Cut Back on Sugary Drinks

(HealthDay News) — Sugary drinks have been linked to a number of chronic diseases and conditions, says the American Heart Association. Latest Diet & Weight Management News For those struggling with cutting back on drinks such as soda or lemonade, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services suggests: Limit sugary drinks to special occasions. […]

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U.S. Leads World in Reducing Prostate Cancer Cases

U.S. Leads World in Reducing Prostate Cancer Cases

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of prostate cancer cases and deaths have declined or stabilized in many countries. And the United States had the largest recent decrease in disease incidence, a new study says. “Previous studies have indicated significant variation in prostate cancer rates, due to factors including detection […]