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Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Bullying

-- With the explosion of social media outlets comes the prospect of more online bullying among children and teens. The American Psychological Association says warning signs that a child is being bullied include: A sudden reluctance to go to school. Torn or dirty clothing. Nightmares. Sudden loss of appetite. Frequent crying, anxiety or signs of depression. ...

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Health Highlights: July 28, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 2 Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola Two Americans working to help Ebola victims in the West African country of Liberia have themselves become infected, an aid organization said. According to the Associated Press, Dr Kent Brantly,...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Flonase Allergy Relief for Sale Over-the-Counter in the United States

London UK and Parsippany, US - Thursday 24 July 2014, GlaxoSmithKline plc today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Flonase Allergy Relief (fluticasone propionate 50 mcg spray), containing the No. 1 prescribed allergy treatment ingredient1, as an over-the-counter (OTC) treatment for temporary relief of the symptoms...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Merck Initiates Phase 3 Study of Letermovir for Prevention of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- July 24, 2014 -- Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a global Phase 3 clinical study of letermovir (MK-8228), an investigational antiviral agent. The multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of letermovir...

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Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report. Doctors have previously suspected that babies born earlier than 37 weeks' gestation have a raised risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, two serious conditions caused by blood...

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Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children

Infants and children who are at risk of contracting meningitis because of specific health problems should be vaccinated against the infection, according to updated recommendations from the largest pediatrician group in the United States. And routine vaccinations for the potentially deadly infection should continue for adolescents and college students,...

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Health Tip: Risk Factors for a Herniated Disk

-- A herniated spinal disk may cause significant pain and discomfort as the disk matter presses on a nearby nerve. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these common risk factors for a herniated disk: Lifting a heavy object improperly. Being a smoker. Being overweight, which adds strain to the disks of the lower back. Engaging in repetitive...

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Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

Following a healthy lifestyle may help childhood cancer survivors reduce their risk for chronic health issues, a new study indicates. Researchers suggested that children with cancer and adults who survived childhood cancer should be educated about how their diet and certain behaviors could affect their health in the future. "These findings are important...

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Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids' weight gain -- especially if they're already overweight. The researchers said that's a concern, because obesity is a risk factor for a range of health problems -- including, ironically, sleep apnea. But they're not advising...

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Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

People with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests. Unlike white fat, which lowers insulin sensitivity, researchers found that brown fat actually improves insulin sensitivity, blood sugar control and fat-burning metabolism. "This is good news for overweight and obese people," Labros Sidossis, a...

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Fox News Features Drugs.com Medication Guide app

Thanks to Fox News for showcasing the Drugs.com Medication Guide app today. Very much appreciated. Available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play store, this is a great app for ultra-quick research and/or keeping track of multiple meds. Check out the video at the link below… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/13/drugscom-app-provides-medical-information-on-go/ And check out the apps here… http://www.drugs.com/apps/

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Heartbleed Update

Drugs.com utilizes the Akamai content delivery network to serve our website to end users. Akamai patched the announced Heartbleed vulnerability prior to its public announcement. Akamai, like all users of OpenSSL, could have exposed passwords or session cookies transiting our network from August 2012 through 4 April 2014. Their custom memory allocator protected against nearly […]

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Consumer Reports Gives the Thumbs Up to the Drugs.com Pill Identifier App

Consumer Reports just put out a review of seven pill identifier apps. Here’s a snippet… “We reviewed seven apps that can help identify the pills you take, and liked two of them a lot: Drugs.com Pill Identifier and Epocrates Pill ID. The others—CVS/Pharmacy Pill Identifier, iPharmacy Pill Identifier, Pill Finder, Prescription Pill Identifier, and ID […]

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