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Many Patients With Depression Do Not Need a Psychiatrist

Primary care doctors can detect and treat most cases of depression, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Manish K. Jha, M.D., from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and colleagues retrospectively assessed the first 25,000 patients (aged ≥12 years) screened with the two-item Patient Health...

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Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques for Stress

-- Stress is a normal physical and emotional reaction to changes in life. However, long-term stress can contribute to digestive issues, headaches, sleep disorders and other health problems. Relaxation techniques can help release tension and counteract stress, says the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). These techniques...

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Menstrual Cups Equal Pads, Tampons in Effectiveness, Data Shows

They're gaining in popularity among women, and a new study finds menstrual cups to be just as safe and as effective as disposable pads or tampons. British researchers looked at data on the cost-saving devices, gleaned from 43 studies involving more than 3,300 women and girls worldwide. Reporting July 17 in The Lancet Public Health, the study authors...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves AirDuo Digihaler (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder for Asthma

JERUSALEM and PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 15, 2019 – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AirDuo® Digihaler™ (fluticasone propionate 113 mcg and salmeterol 14 mcg) Inhalation Powder, a combination therapy digital inhaler with built-in sensors...

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At Risk for Alzheimer's? Exercise Might Help Keep It at Bay

Even if you are at high risk for Alzheimer's disease, a little more exercise may buy you time, new research suggests. Folks with elevated levels of a brain protein called beta amyloid tend to be more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and experience rapid brain decline later in life, previous research has found. But apparently they can delay the...

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Health Tip: Recognizing Heat Exhaustion

-- During very hot weather, the body's ability to cool itself down is compromised, says the U.S. National Weather Service. As the body dehydrates, losing important fluids and salts, you or someone you know may develop heat exhaustion. Signs of heat exhaustion include: Heavy sweating and weakness. Cool, pale and clammy skin. Fast, weak pulse. Nausea...

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Can a Broken Heart Contribute to Cancer?

"Broken heart syndrome" may harm more than just the heart, new research suggests. While the extreme stress of losing a loved one has been linked to heart troubles in prior research, a new study found that one in six people with broken heart syndrome also had cancer. Even worse, they were less likely to survive their cancer five years after diagnosis. "There...

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Wake Up Your Breakfast With Delicious Whole Grains

If you're looking to change up that sugary bowl of cold cereal, quinoa and amaranth are nutritious alternatives. These tiny grains (they're actually seeds) make excellent and hearty breakfasts, and are rich in iron, protein and magnesium along with many other vital nutrients. Cinnamon is the ideal spice to boost the flavor of these hearty grains. Quinoa...

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Health Highlights: July 17, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Growers Express Expands Recall of Fresh Vegetable Products A recall of fresh vegetable products that may be contaminated with listeria has been expanded, Growers Express says. The recall now also includes: 2-lb packages of Green Giant fresh Brussels...

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Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer's

Rates of Alzheimer's disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. A team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tenn., has identified gender differences in how the Alzheimer's-related protein tau spreads in the brain. Research suggests that tau spreads through the brain like an infection, moving...

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Your Medicine Is Polluting Our Environment

Doctors prescribe medicines to treat a disease, correct a deficiency, or prevent a condition from happening. For example, beta blockers help lower blood pressure, iron tablets correct iron deficiency, and birth control pills prevent pregnancy. We take our prescribed medication as directed (or sometimes we don’t!) and expect it to do what it is meant […]

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Green Gold

The signing of the 2018 Farm Bill by Trump in December last year paved the way for a more widespread (yet still restricted) cultivation of hemp and a more regulated cannabidiol (CBD) market. And that market is currently booming, with a forecasted revenue of over 22 million by 2022. But there is still a lot […]

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Worshipping The Wine (or Beer) God or Godess

For many Americans, alcohol is a big part of their life. No matter the occasion, from weddings to birthday parties, family gatherings to date nights, most assume alcohol will be available. In fact, more than 50% of people say they would enjoy a major event less if alcohol was prohibited. But at what point does […]

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