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How a dog can make it easier to manage diabetes

How a dog can make it easier to manage diabetes

Dogs can be great friends — they will offer unconditional love, joy, and company. But they can also support your health and well-being in other, more specific ways. Fresh evidence now suggests that dogs could help people with type 1 diabetes manage their condition with extra confidence. Our canine friends can ‘sniff out’ hypoglycemia, a […]

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Itch (Itching or Pruritus)

Itch (Itching or Pruritus)

Does Stress Cause a Rash? Doctor’s response Stress is one of the known triggers of hives, an outbreak of raised, red spots (or welts) on the skin that often itch. Hives are usually indicative of an allergic reaction, but they can also occur as a result of sun or cold exposure, infections, excessive perspiration, and […]

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Keloid

Keloid

REFERENCES: Andrews, Jonathan P., Marttala, Jaana, Macarak, Edward, Rosenbloom, Joel, Uitto, Jouni, “Keloids: The paradigm of skin fibrosis — Pathomechanismsand treatment.” Matrix Biology (2016). Berman, Brian, Andrea Maderal, and Brian Raphael. “Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Pathophysiology, Classification, and Treatment.” Dermatol Surg 43 (2017): S3-S18. He, Yongjing, et al. “From Genetics to Epigenetics: New Insights Into […]

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Dermatologists Cut Back on Antibiotics But Still Prescribe the Most

Dermatologists Cut Back on Antibiotics But Still Prescribe the Most

Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. dermatologists are prescribing fewer antibiotics overall but are writing more short-term orders for the drugs, a new study finds. Dermatologists prescribe more antibiotics per doctor than any other medical specialty — more than 7.1 million prescriptions per year, the University of Pennsylvania researchers said. […]

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Recycling: A Renewed Effort Is Needed

Recycling: A Renewed Effort Is Needed

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most people know how important recycling is for a healthier environment, yet a survey by the Pew Research Center showed that Americans may not always put that knowledge into practice. Though most people in the United States have access […]

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FDA Clears Epilepsy Smartwatch for Use in Kids

FDA Clears Epilepsy Smartwatch for Use in Kids

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News Jan. 15, 2019 — The FDA has cleared for marketing the Embrace smartwatch for seizure tracking in children as young as age 6. Latest Neurology News The Embrace, made by Empatica Inc., detects patterns in motion and signals from the body that may be associated with generalized tonic-clonic seizures and […]

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Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some With Aggressive MS

Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some With Aggressive MS

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds. The study focused on 110 patients with aggressive cases of MS: Their symptoms had flared up at least twice in […]

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Simple Treatments to Banish Winter Blues

Simple Treatments to Banish Winter Blues

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The gray days of winter bring many people down, but a few simple steps can pep you up, an expert says. A condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can cause feelings of sadness or depression, lack of energy, problems sleeping, moodiness, changes in […]

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Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?

Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To fight America’s opioid epidemic, lawmakers and regulators have clamped down hard on doctors’ prescribing practices. But one avenue for obtaining prescription opioids appears to have been overlooked, according to a new study. Veterinarians are prescribing large quantities of opioids […]