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Pack the Right Footwear for Summer Vacations

When packing for your summer vacation, be sure to include the right footwear, a podiatrist advises. "The type of vacation you go on will determine the type of shoe you need," Dr. Ronald Lepow, an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine's department of orthopedic surgery, in Houston, said in a school news release. If you'll be doing a lot of...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Nocdurna (desmopressin acetate) Approved by FDA as First Sublingual Tablet to Treat Nocturia due to Nocturnal Polyuria

Parsippany, NJ – June 21, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. approval to market Nocdurna, the first sublingual tablet for the treatment of nocturia due to nocturnal polyuria in adults who awaken at least two times per night to void. The formulation of the sublingual tablet and sex-specific dosing...

Posted yesterday in News for Health Professionals

Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

Low-intensity shock wave treatment is effective for short-term treatment of erectile dysfunction, but its efficacy declines after two years, particularly in those with initial severe dysfunction, according to a study published in the July issue of The Journal of Urology. Noam D. Kitrey, M.D., from Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, and colleagues...

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Tips to Keep From Overeating at Party Time

Dieting can be hard on your social life. You might think it's easier to avoid social events like cocktail parties and even family gatherings because of the temptation to overeat. But there's no reason to deny yourself the joy of being with friends and loved ones when simple tricks will help you stay on course with your diet and still have a great time. The...

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AHA: Take Your Dog to Work -- And Reap the Health Benefits

It's impossible for anyone to pet a dog, or even just share a story about one, without breaking into a smile. There's an absolutely paws-itive reason for this. Studies have shown that engaging with dogs and other pets can boost the body's production of "happy hormones" such as oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. This increase contributes to a sense...

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Health Tip: Regain Your Appetite

-- Eating can be a chore if you don't have the appetite. Food may be a lot less appealing if you're sick or taking certain medications. But it's still important to eat a balanced diet. The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests how to restore your appetite: Get more exercise, which should make you hungrier. Add more flavor to your food -- not...

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Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

Viruses could play a key role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Brains riddled with Alzheimer's disease contain high levels of two strains of human herpes virus, researchers discovered. Human herpes virus 6 and 7 were found in Alzheimer's-affected brains at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer's,...

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2.5 Million U.S. High School Students Had a Concussion in Past Year

The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students. In a representative survey of nearly 15,000 kids in grades 9 through 12, just over 15 percent -- equal to 2.5 million American youths -- said they had suffered at least one concussion over the prior year. The survey...

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Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen: Study

Issues with cost or lack of training mean that more than half of U.S. adults at risk of a severe allergic reaction didn't use a lifesaving EpiPen or other epinephrine auto-injector during a recent attack. That's the finding from a new study of more than 900 adults with potentially life-threatening allergies. The researchers said 52 percent didn't use...

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Pot Still a Drug of Choice for Many U.S. Adults

Fewer American teens may be smoking pot, but the same can't be said for older adults, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed federal government data and found that non-daily marijuana use fell among Americans aged 12 to 25 and 35 to 49 before 2007, but rose among all adults after 2007. This was particularly true among adults 26 to 34 -- a 4.5 percent...

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Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are special for parents. But they can also be stressful times for new moms and dads caring for a newborn or infant. Your health care provider can be a great resource. A good time to check in is during preventive “well-child” health visits with your child’s pediatrician, says Donna L. […]

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Drugs.com Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Drugs.com Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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