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Headache

Headache

What are the exams and tests for secondary headaches? The patient history and physical examination provide the initial direction for determining the cause of secondary headaches. Therefore, it is extremely important that a patient with new, severe headache seeks medical care and gives their health-care professional an opportunity to assess their condition. Tests that may […]

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Diflucan vs. Nystatin

Diflucan vs. Nystatin

Diflucan vs. nystatin similarities and differences Diflucan (fluconazole) and nystatin are anti-fungal medications used to treat different types of Candida infections. Diflucan is used to treat vaginal, oral, and esophageal fungal infections caused by Candida; urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia and disseminated infections caused by Candida; cryptococcal meningitis; and to prevent Candida infections in patients […]

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Anal Itching

Anal Itching

Anal itching (pruritus ani) definition and facts Anal itching is itching around the anus. Examples of possible causes of anal itching include hemorrhoids, anal fissures, pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis), spicy foods, and medications. Additional symptoms associated with anal itching include burning and pain if the anal skin is traumatized by scratching. The diagnosis of the cause of […]

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Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Monistat 7 (miconazole)

Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Monistat 7 (miconazole)

What is Diflucan? What is Monistat 7? Diflucan (fluconazole) is an anti-fungal medication that prevents growth of fungi by preventing production of the membranes that surround fungal cells. Diflucan is used to treat vaginal, oral, and esophageal fungal infections caused by Candida; urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia and disseminated infections caused by Candida; cryptococcal meningitis; […]

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Kids Exposed to Lead at Higher Odds for Mental Health Issues Later

Kids Exposed to Lead at Higher Odds for Mental Health Issues Later

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Childhood lead exposure may trigger the development of long-term mental health problems, new research suggests. The finding stems from a decades-long tracking of nearly 600 New Zealanders. All were born between 1972 and 1973. At that time, most gas products […]

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Health Tip: Talk to Your Baby

Health Tip: Talk to Your Baby

(HealthDay News) — Talking with your baby helps the child’s language development, the Nemours Foundation says. Researchers have found that the number of words a parent said to a child was strongly associated with the depth of the child’s vocabulary at the age of 3. Latest Healthy Kids News And when parents used different words […]

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Measles a Public Health Emergency in ‘Anti-Vax’ Hotspot Near Portland, Ore.

Measles a Public Health Emergency in ‘Anti-Vax’ Hotspot Near Portland, Ore.

An ongoing measles outbreak has led to a public health emergency being declared in Clark County, Washington. Latest Infectious Disease News The outbreak is in an anti-vaccination hotspot near Portland, Ore., according to CBS News. The latest update from the county’s health department said that 23 measles cases have been confirmed and two more suspected […]