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Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study

Women with abdominal aortic aneurysms have far worse outcomes than men, and their treatment needs to be dramatically improved, British researchers report. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when there is weakening and ballooning of the wall of the aorta -- the largest artery which carries blood from the heart through the abdomen to the rest of the...

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Health Tip: When Kids Feel Anxious

-- A young child may become anxious if there isn't enough playtime during the day. Being pushed beyond one's comfort limits is another common reason for anxiety. Here are some warning signs of an anxious toddler, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Avoidance of other people. Poor appetite. Nervousness. Difficulty sleeping. Stomachaches...

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25 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP (Infant) by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter

ISSUE: Hospira is voluntarily recalling one lot of 25% Dextrose Injection, USP, (Infant) pre-filled syringe to the hospital/user level due to the presence of particulate matter, identified as human hair, found within an internal sample syringe. The affected lot is NDC: 0409-1775-10, Lot 58382EV, Expiry Date 1OCT 2017 In the event that the particulate...

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Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD

Surviving trauma such as assault, rape or wartime combat can leave a person emotionally devastated. Now, new research suggests your genes may help determine whether you go on to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). "Our finding that PTSD is heritable suggests that our genes contain clues for why some people develop PTSD and others do not,...

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Health Highlights: April 26, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Elton John Recovering From Serious Infection Elton John had to cancel a number of concerts after developing a "rare and potentially deadly" bacterial infection. The 70-year-old musician became extremely ill during a return flight home from a tour...

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Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

Children given an organ transplant have a substantially higher risk of developing cancer -- in some cases up to 200 times higher -- than the general population, a new study finds. But the individual risk of any one child getting cancer still remains very small, the study authors stressed. Overall, the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) study found...

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Health Tip: Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices

-- Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices constantly track your blood sugar levels to help you manage diabetes. The Cleveland Clinic says potential benefits of a CGM device include: Real-time updates of your blood glucose (sugar) level. An alarm that alerts you when your blood glucose is too high or too low. The ability to export blood glucose...

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Exercise Guidelines: How Much Is Enough?

When it comes to exercise, even a modest investment can pay off big time in terms of your health. The latest U.S. government guidelines say that most adults need at least two-and-a-half hours of moderate-intensity exercise each week to control weight and prevent some illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. That's just...

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Women More Sensitive to Metal Joint Implants Than Men: Study

One reason women are more likely than men to have complications after hip or knee replacement surgery may be because they're more sensitive to the metals in joint implants, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed the cases of more than 2,600 patients who were evaluated for unexplained pain after total hip and/or knee replacement. All had metal implants....

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Study Says Blood-Chromosome Test Predicts Lung Cancer's Return

Unstable chromosomes within lung cancer tumors increase the risk that the cancer will return after surgery, researchers report. The investigators said they used this new information to forecast the return of lung cancer long before standard tests could spot it. The findings were published April 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature. The...

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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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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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