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Posted today in Medical

Don't Let SAD Get the Better of You

If you suffer from the winter blues, there are things you can do to make the season less depressing. Clinically known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it happens when there is less sunlight during the day, according to Jeannie Larson, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing. Less sunlight may...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Reyvow (lasmiditan), the First Serotonin (5-HT) 1F Receptor Agonist for the Acute Treatment for Migraine

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Reyvow (lasmiditan) an oral medication for the acute treatment of migraine, with or without aura, in adults. Reyvow has a unique mechanism of action and is the first and only FDA-approved medicine in a new class of acute treatment for migraine...

Posted yesterday in News for Health Professionals

Questions and Answers: NDMA Impurities in Ranitidine (Commonly Known as Zantac)

October 11, 2019 What patients should know about NDMA impurities in ranitidine  Not all ranitidine medicines marketed in the U.S. are being recalled. FDA does not have scientific evidence to recommend whether individuals should continue or stop taking ranitidine medicines at this time. The agency is conducting further tests to determine the...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

The Surprising Benefits of Weight Training

The most common misconception about weight training is that it adds bulky muscle mass, a fear of some women. While elite male lifters can -- and want to -- get very developed, for most people the result is simply well-toned muscles. Other benefits are increased mobility, more support for your joints and the ability to stay self-sufficient into your...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

How Fast You Walk Might Show How Fast You're Aging

Middle-aged folks who worry about healthy aging would do well to keep an eye on their walking speed. Turns out that the walking speed of 45-year-olds is a pretty solid marker of how their brains and bodies are aging, a new study suggests. Slow walkers appear to be aging more rapidly, said senior researcher Terrie Moffitt, a professor of psychology...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Caution Urged When Taking Patients Off Opioid Painkillers Doctors should be more cautious when taking chronic pain patients off opioid painkillers, according to a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance released Thursday. The...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

What Foods Are Most Likely to Cause Acne Breakouts?

Certain eating habits, high levels of stress and exposure to pollution are among the greatest factors associated with acne, researchers say. They studied links to acne in more than 6,700 people from six countries in Europe and the Americas. The analysis showed that many more people with acne consume dairy products each day than those without acne --...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Is Melanoma Suspected? Get 2nd Opinion From Specialist, Study Says

Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer, and a new study finds that the diagnosis of a suspect lesion gains accuracy when a specialist pathologist is brought on board. Many patients with melanoma are first diagnosed by general practitioners, dermatologists or plastic surgeons. A biopsy sample of the suspect lesion might then be sent to a general...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Exercise Might Guard Against Heart Damage of Chemo

Chemotherapy can be hard on the heart, but an individualized exercise program may mitigate some of that damage, new research suggests. Heart problems are a common side effect in patients with cancer because cancer treatments can impair heart function and structure or accelerate development of heart disease, especially when patients have risk factors...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Light Smoking Causes More Lung Damage Than Once Suspected: Study

Even light smoking causes long-term damage to lungs, researchers warn. In a new study, they compared lung function -- how much air a person can breathe in and out -- from more than 25,000 people. The analysis included nonsmokers, light smokers (fewer than five cigarettes a day) and heavy smokers (more than 30 cigarettes a day). The light smokers'...

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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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