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Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too

Creepy crawlers like leeches, maggots, snakes and ticks might make you squeal in fear or disgust, but they could save your life. All of them protect one thing people can't live without: blood. And that means they have a role to play in modern medicine, according to the American Society of Hematology. Leeches have a substance in their saliva called Hirudin...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Inventiva’s Phase IIb FASST Trial in Systemic Sclerosis with Lanifibranor Completes Enrollment

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- October 17, 2017 Inventiva (Paris:IVA), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative breakthrough therapies, particularly for the treatment of fibrotic diseases, today announced that it has completed the enrollment of its Phase IIb FASST (For A Systemic Sclerosis Treatment) trial in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) with lanifibranor,...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Finding Safe Shoes for the Elderly

-- As you age, you are at greater risk of falling. To compensate, you should wear shoes that can minimize your risk. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to select stable and comfortable shoes: Measure your feet each time you shop for shoes. Aging and health changes can affect your shoe size. The best time to measure your feet...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Latex Allergy

-- An allergy to latex is quite common. So much so that your doctor or dentist may ask you if you have one before you have any type of examination. The American Dental Association identifies these possible symptoms of a latex allergy: Skin reactions, such as itching, redness, rash or hives. Itchy nose, throat or eyes. Runny nose, sneezing, coughing...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep

Teens sleep less than they used to, sacrificing shuteye to spend more time on their phones and tablets. Experts say teens need at least nine hours of sleep a night to be engaged and productive during the day. Anything less can cause daytime sleepiness and interfere with school or daily activities. Faced with an array of tempting distractions, how...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: Oct. 20, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Study Challenges Adult-Onset ADHD A new study challenges previous research suggesting that there is an adult-onset version of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Adult-onset ADHD is said to develop after high school and is different...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015

Pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year, a new report reveals. Air pollution, the worst culprit, was linked to 6.5 million heart- and lung-related deaths, The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health said. Water pollution was tied to 1.8 million deaths, mostly from gastrointestinal and parasitic infections....

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Exercising With Asthma or Allergies

Allergies and asthma can make exercise more challenging. But if your condition is well managed and you take a few precautions, you should be able to work out without worry. Know your allergy or asthma triggers and exercise around them. For instance, when the pollen count is high, exercise indoors with windows and doors closed. When you do exercise...

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Drug OD Rate Now Higher in Rural U.S. Than Cities: CDC

Drug overdose death rates in rural areas of the United States are now higher than in cities, a trend that worries federal health officials. In 2015, drug overdose was the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States -- with 52,000 fatalities attributed to opioid painkillers, heroin and other potentially deadly drugs, researchers said...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hepatitis B Patients?

Daily aspirin may reduce the risk of liver cancer for people with hepatitis B infection, a new study suggests. Hepatitis B virus attacks the liver and can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Previous research suggests daily low-dose aspirin therapy may prevent cancer, but there is little clinical evidence on whether regular aspirin use can prevent liver...

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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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