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Don't Let Holiday Season Stress Worsen Your Allergies, Asthma

Reducing stress could cut your risk of allergy and asthma symptoms during the holidays. "Studies show stress can cause a number of negative health effects, including causing more symptoms for allergy and asthma sufferers," said Dr. Todd Mahr, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. "It makes sense that if you want to make...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Herzuma (trastuzumab-pkrb), a Biosimilar to Herceptin

(BUSINESS WIRE) December 14, 2018 --Celltrion, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Herzuma (trastuzumab-pkrb), a HER2/neu receptor antagonist biosimilar to Herceptin®1 (trastuzumab) for the following indications: Adjuvant Breast Cancer of HER2 overexpressing...

Posted 3 days ago in News for Health Professionals

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

Medication errors in acute care that result in death occur most often in patients older than 75 years, with the most common error category being omitted medicine or ingredient, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Marja Härkänen, Ph.D., R.N., from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio,...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

Diabetes has been tied to a number of complications such as kidney disease, but new research has found that older people with type 2 diabetes can also have more difficulties with thinking and memory. During a five-year study, participants with diabetes showed a decline in verbal memory and fluency. Using MRI scans, researchers saw that the participants'...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

The Lowdown on Low-Fat Milk (It's All Good)

Calcium is best known as a building block of strong bones, and studies show that getting it from the source -- milk -- is more effective than supplements. Nutritionists also are learning that it has another important role that's especially beneficial for dieters. Research has found that calcium can help suppress appetite and even lower your intake...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: Dec. 14, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Gun Deaths Reach Record High Gun deaths in the United States reached a record high of nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to a CNN analysis of federal government data. There were 39,773 gun deaths that year, compared with 28,874 in 1999. The...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Could You Have Silent Gallstones?

As many as 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most don't have any symptoms, but not all will escape a gallstone attack. The gallbladder is a small organ in the upper right abdomen. It's a reservoir for bile, the fluid made by the liver to aid digestion. Experts aren't sure why, but gallstones form from imbalances in the substances that make up bile,...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

AHA: Thyroid Problems Linked to Worsening Heart Failure

The thyroid is a tiny powerhouse. The gland, which is located at the base of the neck, releases hormones that control how the entire body uses energy and affects an array of organs throughout the body – including the heart. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania shows two thyroid disorders – subclinical hypothyroidism...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Beware of Stressful Events in the Evening

Stress in the evening may take more of a toll on your body than stress at other times of day, a new study suggests. The reason? Later in the day, the human body releases lower levels of the hormone that helps ease stress, according to researchers from Japan. "Our study suggests a possible vulnerability to stress in the evening," said study leader...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

A Family Tragedy Highlights Carbon Monoxide Danger

It was a chilly morning in Louisville, so Juvenal Garcia Mora warmed up the car inside the garage before planning to drive his two children to school. By the next day, all three were dead -- victims of a tragedy that highlights the dangers of carbon monoxide. Mora, 39, his 3-year-old son, Cruz, and daughter, Mayra, 8, were found unresponsive in the...

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Reclaiming your life from pain

If you live with pain on a day to day basis, you will know how much it can take over your life. You plan your days around your pain, avoiding activities that aggravate it in favor of a more sedentary existence that usually involves the couch. Things that you once enjoyed doing fall by the […]

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Is a cure for peanut allergy in sight?

If you or your child has a serious peanut allergy, you know how stressful it can be. The passive approach of trying to avoid contact with peanuts isn’t easy. While keeping your home nut-free is reasonably achievable, you have little control over how friends and family keep theirs. Not to mention the challenges faced by […]

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Are you prepared for a world without antibiotics?

There has not been a new antibiotic class discovered since1987. Which has experts worried. Antibiotic resistance is now recognized as a major threat to public health. And we have got to a point where there is hardly any treatment alternatives left for some bacterial infections. This means that some illnesses that were once easily treated […]

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