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Teaching an Old Brain New Tricks

You might pride yourself on your ability to multitask. But research shows that brain health may suffer when multitasking involves many gadgets, such as surfing the web or playing a video game on your phone while you're also watching TV. According to research published in the journal PLoS One, multitasking can change the structure of the brain, and...

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Health Tip: Encouraging Your Kids to Brush

-- Even dentists struggle to get their kids to brush and floss regularly. The American Dental Association mentions these popular tactics: Make brushing time fun. Brush your teeth with your children, and have them imitate what you do. Monitor how much toothpaste the kids use and how long they brush, and double-check their teeth afterward. For very...

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FDA Expands Approval of Yervoy (ipilimumab) to Include Pediatric Patients 12 Years and Older with Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma

(BUSINESS WIRE) July 24, 2017 --Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for Yervoy (ipilimumab) injection for intravenous use to now include the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma in pediatric patients 12 years of age and older. Yervoy was evaluated...

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Neuralstem Announces Top-line Phase 2 Data of NSI-189 for Major Depressive Disorder

Neuralstem, Inc. (Nasdaq:CUR), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for nervous system diseases, today announced top-line results from its exploratory Phase 2 clinical trial examining the efficacy of NSI-189 at 40 mg once daily (QD) and 40 mg twice daily (BID) compared to placebo for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD)....

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Health Tip: Help Kids Sleep Better

-- Getting children to go to sleep and stay asleep may be a true challenge for parents. The National Sleep Foundation says these factors may prevent kids from getting a good night's rest: Bed-wetting, which may affect kids until age 5, and sometimes older. Parents should stay calm and offer praise and rewards (such as stickers) for making it through...

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Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing and Routine Shots

Of all the items on your child's back-to-school checklist, getting vaccinated is probably your kid's least favorite. But those shots are essential for keeping children healthy, pediatricians say. Vaccination requirements may vary somewhat from state to state. But all 50 states and Washington, D.C., require children to be vaccinated against diphtheria,...

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Health Highlights: July 26, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Court Decision Expected on Whether Charlie Gard Can Die at Home A decision on whether terminally ill U.K. baby Charlie Gard can go home to die is expected Wednesday. The 11-month-old's parents asked a High Court judge to grant them their "last...

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The Couple That Lives Together Shares Skin Bacteria Together

While it's often said that couples start to look alike over time, new research suggests their skin bacteria may do the same. The study, of 20 couples who were living together, found that partners showed similarities in their skin's "microbiome." In fact, those similarities were strong enough that a computer algorithm could identify couples 86 percent...

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Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?

Troubling new study findings suggest that U.S. Army soldiers are more likely to try to kill themselves if another member of their unit has attempted suicide in the previous year. In fact, the researchers linked almost 20 percent of such suicide attempts to recent attempts by others in their units. It's not clear if the findings reflect a contagion-like...

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Don't Put Off Weight-Loss Surgery Till You're Heavier

Having weight-loss surgery before you become severely obese tends to achieve better results, a new study finds. Researchers found that people who underwent bariatric surgery when their body mass index (BMI) was less than 40 were more likely to achieve a BMI below 30 (overweight but not obese) compared to those with a higher body mass index, researchers. A...

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

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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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