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Spread of Democracy Is Good for World’s Health: Study

Spread of Democracy Is Good for World’s Health: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A healthy democracy means better health for its citizens, a new study claims. Researchers analyzed political, economic and population health data from 170 countries over 46 years — 1970 to 2016. They concluded that as levels of democracy increased, governments spent more on […]

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Health Tip: Risks of Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

Health Tip: Risks of Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — No amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy, experts say. Latest Pregnancy News Even small or moderate amounts pose a risk, says the American Pregnancy Association. Risks to offspring include, but are not limited to: Physical abnormalities. Poor coordination and memory. Hyperactive behavior. Learning, speech and intellectual disabilities. Problems with […]

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After Chinese Infant Gene-Editing Scandal, U.S. Health Officials Join Call for a Ban

After Chinese Infant Gene-Editing Scandal, U.S. Health Officials Join Call for a Ban

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The controversy over a Chinese scientist who claimed he created gene-edited babies has prompted the U.S. National Institutes of Health to join an international moratorium on such research. “Today, leading scientists and ethicists from seven countries have called for an international moratorium on the use […]

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Amazon Removes Books Making False Claims About Autism Cures

Amazon Removes Books Making False Claims About Autism Cures

Amazon will no longer offer books that make false claims about cures for autism, the corporate giant said Wednesday. Latest Neurology News A company spokeswoman told the Associated Press that such books were no longer available on the site, but did not provide further information, CBS News reported. There is no cure for autism, only […]

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brexpiprazole (Rexulti)

brexpiprazole (Rexulti)

What is brexpiprazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Brexpiprazole is an oral atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia. Other atypical antipsychotic drugs include olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), ziprasidone (Geodon), and aripiprazole (Abilify). Atypical antipsychotics differ from typical antipsychotics because they cause a lesser degree of movement (extrapyramidal) side effects and constipation. The […]

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dutasteride (Avodart)

dutasteride (Avodart)

What is dutaseride? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Dutasteride is a medication used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also known as an enlarged prostate. Dutasteride belongs to a class of medication called 5-alpa reductase inhibitors. Male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is primarily responsible for development and enlargement of the prostate gland. […]

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dextrose monohydrate solution

dextrose monohydrate solution

What is dextrose solution-intravenous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dextrose monohydrate is sterile intravenous solution for fluid replenishment. Intravenous administration of dextrose solution provides a source of water and glucose ( sugar), giving patients fluid and energy. What brand names are available for dextrose solution-intravenous? N/A Is dextrose solution-intravenous available as a […]

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Keep E-Cigs Away From Youth to Win War Against Tobacco

Keep E-Cigs Away From Youth to Win War Against Tobacco

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Making sure electronic cigarettes don’t get into the hands of youngsters is the key to beating tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the United States, a new American Heart Association policy statement says. The statement authors said the tobacco industry’s aggressive targeting of youngsters […]

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N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Students From School

N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Students From School

Fifty unvaccinated students cannot attend the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, N.Y., for at least three weeks, a federal judge in the county has ruled. Latest Infectious Disease News The decision was handed down as a measles outbreak in the county reached 146 cases on Tuesday. The outbreak is centered in an Orthodox […]