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How Giant Dinosaurs Evolved to Stay Cool

How Giant Dinosaurs Evolved to Stay Cool

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Giant dinosaurs, such as long-necked sauropods, evolved special cooling systems to prevent overheating and brain damage, according to a new study. “Small dinosaurs could have just run into the shade to cool off, but for those giant dinosaurs, the potential for overheating was literally inescapable,” […]

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PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed medical data from more than 1 million veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They ranged in age from 18 to […]

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Nearly 1 Million Kids Could Lose Automatic Free Lunch Under Trump Plan

Nearly 1 Million Kids Could Lose Automatic Free Lunch Under Trump Plan

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A Trump administration plan to reduce the number of people who get food stamps could result in nearly a million children losing their automatic access to free school lunches. Latest Healthy Kids News Children whose families receive food stamps automatically qualify for free school lunches, but the Trump […]

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Health Tip: Baby’s First Tooth

Health Tip: Baby’s First Tooth

(HealthDay News) — For most babies, the two front teeth appear first, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Though babies won’t develop teeth for months, it’s important for parents to know how to care for them. Latest Healthy Kids News The academy mentions these additional facts: Most babies develop teeth between 6 and 12 months. […]

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Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?

Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?

Tetanus Symptoms and Signs During a one- to seven-day period, progressive muscle spasms caused by the tetanus toxin in the immediate wound area may progress to involve the entire body in a set of continuous muscle contractions. Restlessness, headache, and irritability are common. The tetanus neurotoxin causes the muscles to tighten up into a continuous […]

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Side Effects

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Side Effects

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) side effects list for healthcare professionals The following serious and otherwise important adverse drug reactions are discussed in greater detail in other sections of labeling: Disabling and Potentially Irreversible Serious Adverse Reactions Tenditits and Tendon Rupture Peripheral Neuropathy Central Nervous System Effects Exacerbation of Myasthenia Gravis Other Serious and Sometimes Fatal Adverse Reactions […]

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Climate Change Raises Risk of Ebola Spread

Climate Change Raises Risk of Ebola Spread

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Climate change could help Ebola spread farther and affect areas previously free of the deadly virus, including the United States, researchers warn. Latest Infectious Disease News They concluded that by 2070, the climate crisis will result in a 1.75 to 3.2-fold increase in the rate that Ebola moves […]

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ACE Inhibitors (Side Effects, List of Names, Uses, and Dosage)

ACE Inhibitors (Side Effects, List of Names, Uses, and Dosage)

Summary ACE inhibitors, or angiotensin (generic name) converting enzyme inhibitors, is a class of drugs that interact with blood enzymes to enlarge or dilate blood vessels and reduce blood pressure. These drugs are used to control high blood pressure (hypertension), treat heart problems, kidney disease in people with diabetes high blood pressure. These drugs also […]

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valsartan, Diovan

valsartan, Diovan

What is valsartan, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? WARNING [update 10/15/2019]: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a warning letter to Torrent Pharmaceuticals in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Torrent manufactures losartan potassium tablets and has been one subject of an ongoing global investigation into nitrosamine impurities in angiotensin II receptor blockers […]