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Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

-- Chronic pain can interfere with daily life, making it difficult to assume daily responsibilities. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions to help manage chronic pain: Be an educated patient. Learn about your condition and speak with your doctor about your concerns. Each day, schedule time for exercise, rest and relaxation. When you're...

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Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don't always know about it. The study, of doctors at three large U.S. hospitals, found that 21 percent were unaware that a patient under their care had a central venous catheter -- a tube placed in a large vein...

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Synergy Pharmaceuticals Presents Positive Phase 2b Study Results for Plecanatide in IBS with Constipation

October 21, 2014 -- Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:SGYP) today announced the presentation of results from a phase 2b dose-ranging study assessing plecanatide’s safety and efficacy in 424 adult patients (mITT population= 423) with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Data presented at ACG demonstrate that plecanatide, once-daily...

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Health Tip: Using a Pacifier to Soothe Baby

-- Deciding to offer a pacifier to your baby, then choosing the right one for the child, are important decisions for new parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions: Parents should make sure they are not offering a pacifier when baby really needs to be fed. Don't be discouraged if baby is not interested in a pacifier at...

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Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: World TB Cases Rose to 9 million in 2013: WHO The number of people worldwide with tuberculosis rose from 8.6 million in 2012 to nine million in 2013, but the number of people dying from the lung disease continues to decline, according to a World...

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Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Teens' conflicts at home increase the risk of problems at school for up to two days, according to a new study. The research also found that the reverse is true: school problems can create issues at home. Additionally, the study found that bad mood and mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety are important factors in what's referred to...

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Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows. The new study found that 1.3 million babies were delivered by cesarean section in 2011. The findings also revealed wide variations in C-section rates at hospitals across the United States, but the...

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As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional marijuana use does not appear to affect teens' intelligence or school performance, but heavy marijuana use is associated with slightly lower exam scores, according to a new study. Among more than 2,200 U.K. children who took IQ tests at age 8 and at age 15, marijuana use in the teen years appeared to be associated with lower IQ scores, the...

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Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check their height, weight, body fat and abdominal obesity. The girls were between...

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Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

The severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression in the other eye, a new study finds. "Macular degeneration is a disease of the retina which damages central vision and can lead to legal blindness, and this disease is more prominent in the geriatric population," said...

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Drugs.com Adds Mayo Clinic Disease Reference

Drugs.com is pleased to announce it has licensed select content from Mayo Clinic to provide more timely and trustworthy medical condition and disease information. The articles include detailed information about medical diseases such as allergies, back pain, depression, erectile dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Each article includes informative sections which may include an overview, symptoms, when […]

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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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