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Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

Certain behavior changes may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's disease, and researchers say they've developed a symptom "checklist" that might aid earlier diagnosis. Experts have long focused on so-called mild cognitive impairment as an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease. That refers to problems with memory and thinking that may or may not progress...

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Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hip?

-- Slowing down with occasional aches and pains in your hip may be a common sign of aging. But other symptoms may indicate hip arthritis. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says warning signs of hip arthritis include: Pain that starts in the thigh or groin and extends to the knee or buttock. Pain that worsens when you exercise vigorously. Difficulty...

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HCG and Sermorelin by Talon Compounding Pharmacy: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

ISSUE: Talon Compounding Pharmacy (TCP) voluntarily recalled all lots of lyophilized HCG and sermorelin aseptically compounded and packaged by TCP and that remain within expiry due to FDA concern over a lack of sterility assurance. Administration of a sterile drug product intended to be sterile that is compromised can result in health hazards including...

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Health Tip: Taming Your Toddler's Aggression

-- Children can't follow your rules unless you're clear and consistent in enforcing them. Aggressive behavior is no exception. Here are suggestions to help soothe an angry toddler, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Provide a home life that is secure and stable with loving but firm discipline. Offer positive reinforcement all the time,...

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Health Highlights: July 25, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: No Marijuana Chemical in Colorado Town's Water A Colorado town's water supply is not contaminated with the chemical in marijuana that makes people high, officials say. Laboratory tests showed there is no THC in Hugo's water, contrary to what earlier...

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Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study

Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don't play sports or exercise, a new study finds. The study results run counter to some research in recent years detailing concerns about injured teen athletes abusing opioid painkillers prescribed by doctors and then moving on to use heroin. Dr. Wilson Compton, deputy...

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Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, a new study says. Delirium is a serious disturbance in thinking and awareness, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Researchers looked for delirium in 243 advanced cancer patients seen at an emergency department. The patients were between...

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Edible Pot Sends Toddlers to Colorado ERs

Young children in Colorado are winding up in the emergency room after ingesting pot-laced goodies left out in the open by adults, doctors report. In 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana. Shortly after, a sharp increase occurred in the number of Colorado kids younger than 10 who fell ill after being...

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1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

Some people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias may often land in the hospital simply because of poor management of other health problems they have, a new study suggests. One in 10 people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia had at least one hospital stay in 2013 that may have been preventable, the researchers reported. "We found a lot of...

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CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

U.S. health officials on Monday updated their Zika virus guidelines, saying that pregnant women could contract Zika from a sex partner of either gender. The virus can cause serious birth defects including microcephaly, where babies are born with abnormally small heads and brains. The new update follows news last week of the first recorded female-to-male...

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Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 30th

On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm local time, communities will team up with law enforcement to host the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The DEA’s “Take-Back” initiative is one of four strategies under the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion […]

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