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Newer Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Kids, Teens

Newer Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Kids, Teens

Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A type 2 diabetes drug for adults also controls blood sugar levels in children and teens with the disease, researchers report. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise among children and teens, but they have fewer treatment choices than adults, the study authors said. Currently, […]

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One High Dose of Radiation May Be Enough for Early Prostate Cancer

One High Dose of Radiation May Be Enough for Early Prostate Cancer

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Treating men with low-risk prostate cancer with just one high dose of radiation may be safe and effective, British researchers report. Therapy for prostate cancer typically involves low-dose radiation given over several days or weeks. Conversely, high-dose radiation is given once […]

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Health Tip: Managing Nausea for Cancer Patients

Health Tip: Managing Nausea for Cancer Patients

(HealthDay News) — Nausea among people with cancer may have causes from bacteria in food to chemotherapy, says the American Cancer Society. Latest Cancer News To help manage nausea, people with cancer can: Slowly drink clear, cold liquids. Suck on hard candy with pleasant smells. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy or very sweet foods. Raise calories […]

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Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Asthma inhalers can’t do the job if they’re not used correctly. And that’s an issue for many children, U.S. researchers say. “We know from past studies that both parents and children overestimate the ability of children to properly use their inhaler,” said study author Dr. […]

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Benlysta Approved for Children With Lupus

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The intravenous drug Benlysta (belimumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat children with lupus, a chronic disease that triggers inflammation and damages tissues and organs throughout the body. Latest Arthritis News Approved for adults since 2011, Benlysta is the first lupus treatment […]

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Psoriasis on black skin: What to know

Psoriasis on black skin: What to know

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes some areas of skin to develop lesions. The appearance of psoriasis varies across different skin tones, and it can be more challenging to diagnose on black skin. Psoriasis lesions tend to be thick and crusty, and they often form on the scalp, elbows, knees, and back. In this […]

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Can ‘forest bathing’ reduce stress levels?

Can ‘forest bathing’ reduce stress levels?

In recent years, particularly in Japan, spending time in forests has become the wellness trend du jour. A recent meta-analysis investigates whether so-called forest bathing really can significantly reduce levels of stress. The authors of a recent meta-analysis ask whether forest bathing can reduce stress levels. Forest bathing — a translation of the Japanese term […]

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What is lymphangitis?

What is lymphangitis?

Lymphangitis is an infection of the lymph vessels that carry lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Lymphangitis usually requires antibiotic treatment. Skin infections are the most common cause of lymphangitis. The body’s lymph fluid and the lymphatic system help a person to fight infections. Usually, lymph fluid travels to an infection site to deliver lymphocytes to […]

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What to know about potassium deficiency symptoms

What to know about potassium deficiency symptoms

Potassium deficiency can occur if a person does not get enough potassium from their diet or loses too much potassium through prolonged diarrhea or vomiting. The symptoms depend on the severity of the deficiency but can include high blood pressure, constipation, kidney problems, muscle weakness, fatigue, and heart issues. Potassium is an essential nutrient that […]

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Eczema on black skin: What to know

Eczema on black skin: What to know

Eczema is a group of conditions that make the skin dry, itchy, and inflamed. It is very common and can appear anywhere on the body. Eczema can look different on different skin tones. In this article, learn about what eczema looks like on black skin, as well as how to diagnose and treat it. What […]