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Head Injuries Tied to Motorized Scooters Are Rising: Study

Head injuries from riding electric scooters without a helmet are on the rise, a new study reports. Between 2008 and 2017, nearly 32,000 injuries were estimated nationwide, according to a review of records in the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance system. Accidents tripled from about 2,300 in 2008 to nearly 7,000...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Kanjinti (trastuzumab-anns), a Biosimilar to Herceptin

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kanjinti (trastuzumab-anns) for all approved indications of the reference product, Herceptin® (trastuzumab):  for the treatment of HER2-overexpressing adjuvant and metastatic breast cancer and HER2-overexpressing metastatic...

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Posted 3 days ago in News for Health Professionals

Vitamin D, Estradiol Deficiency Have Synergistic Effect on MetS

For Chinese postmenopausal women, vitamin D (VitD) and estradiol (E2) deficiency have a synergistic effect on metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to a study published online June 10 in Menopause. Hui Huang, M.D., from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China, and colleagues examined 616 postmenopausal women from southern China who were not taking...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: June 14, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: More Sickened by Salmonella From Backyard Poultry Having chickens or ducks in your yard might carry salmonella dangers, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. The agency says an outbreak of the gastrointestinal illness, tied...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

When Healthy Eating Turns Into a Dangerous Obsession

When eating healthy becomes an around-the-clock obsession, it could be a sign of trouble. An extreme preoccupation with clean eating is an eating order called orthorexia nervosa. Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia -- and not as well-documented -- a new study review says orthorexia can also have serious emotional and physical consequences. "Orthorexia...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

5 Easy Ways to Cut Back Your Salt Intake

About two-thirds of Americans have taken steps to cut back on salt, according to the International Food Information Council Foundation. This often starts with comparing labels and choosing foods -- from soups to canned veggies -- with less sodium. Here are four more steps that you can take to reduce your salt intake. You know that processed red meats...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death

Fecal transplants -- transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised "microbiome" -- is an increasingly used new treatment for a variety of ills. But on Thursday federal health officials announced that a patient died after such a procedure, highlighting the potential for severe infections linked to fecal transplants. "While...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Hot Water Soak May Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation

Could soaking in hot water followed by light exercise work as well on peripheral artery disease (PAD) as a longer bout of exercise does? The authors of a new study suggest it could, but some PAD experts aren't convinced. Peripheral artery disease affects about 8.5 million Americans. Only about one in four people in the United States is even aware...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child Obesity

Kids who don't drink water take in nearly 100 more calories from sugary drinks every day than those who do, according to a recent Penn State study. About one-fifth of children fall into the no-water group. But a multi-year experiment in the New York City public schools involving more than 1 million students found that installing water dispensers in...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Common Infant Rotavirus Vaccine May Also Shield Kids From Type 1 Diabetes

Vaccinating against the common infant infection rotavirus not only cuts a child's odds of getting sick, it might also prevent them from developing type 1 diabetes later in life, new research suggests. Infants who got all of the recommended doses of the "stomach flu" virus vaccine had a 33% lower risk of developing type 1 diabetes compared with unvaccinated...

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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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