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L-Glutamine Reduces Number of Pain Crises in Sickle Cell Disease

For patients with sickle cell-related pain, those receiving oral therapy with L-glutamine have a lower median number of pain crises, according to a study published in the July 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Yutaka Niihara, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of California at Los Angeles, and colleagues examined the efficacy of pharmaceutical-grade...

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Health Tip: Prevent Bed Bugs at Home

-- Bed bugs are excellent at hiding in the seams of chairs, in and around the bed and in the folds of cushions, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. The agency suggests how to prevent bed bug infestation at home: Check secondhand furniture for any signs of bed bugs before purchasing. Use protective covers to encase mattresses and box springs....

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Health Tip: Treating Heat-Related Illness

-- High summer temperatures pose a particular risk for the elderly, the National Institute on Aging says. Because of poor circulation and other factors, older people typically are at greater risk of heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion. The agency offers this "to-do" list if you think someone might have a heat-related...

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FDA Approves Symtuza (D/C/F/TAF), the First and Only Complete Darunavir-Based Single-Tablet Regimen for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

TITUSVILLE, N.J, JULY 17, 2018 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Symtuza (darunavir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide - D/C/F/TAF), the first and only complete, darunavir-based single-tablet regimen (STR) for the treatment of human...

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FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor

A new draft guideline from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests Americans could get widely used prescription medicines for cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, and migraine headaches without having to see a doctor. The FDA says patients could use a mobile-phone app to help determine if they're able to obtain a medication without a prescription. "Our...

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Selecting a Personal Trainer

A personal trainer can design an exercise program to meet your fitness goals, keep you motivated and adapt your training as you progress. But your first step is finding a qualified professional. While there aren't any national standards or minimum requirements for someone to call themselves a personal trainer, asking the right questions will help...

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Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives After Heart Stops, But at a Heavy Price

An adrenaline shot can restart your heart if it suddenly stops beating, but a new trial shows that chances are you might not return to much of a life if you survive. People who suffered cardiac arrest and were resuscitated with adrenaline had an almost doubled risk of severe brain damage, researchers found. "We found adrenaline does not increase your...

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Adding or Switching Diabetes Drugs Can Put Patients at Risk: Study

Using sulfonylurea drugs with or instead of metformin to control blood sugar increases type 2 diabetics' risk of serious complications, a new study finds. Metformin is a first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes, meaning it is the first drug that will be tried. But sulfonylureas are the most often-used second-line treatment, commonly along with metformin. But...

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Health Highlights: July 18, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Controversial New Arizona Law OKs Use of Frozen Embryos After Divorce A new law in Arizona allows divorced people to go against the wishes of their former spouse and use their frozen embryos to have a baby. Supporters of the law that took effect...

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Your Earliest Memories May Be False

Can you trust your very first childhood memories? Maybe not, a new study suggests. People's earliest memories are typically formed around 3 to 3.5 years of age, past research has shown. But in a survey of more than 6,600 people, British scientists found that 39 percent of participants claimed to have memories from age 2 or younger, with some people...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Symtuza, Mektovi, Braftovi, Epidiolex, Olumiant, Consensi, Doptelet, Aimovig, Lucemyra, Tavalisse

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Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are special for parents. But they can also be stressful times for new moms and dads caring for a newborn or infant. Your health care provider can be a great resource. A good time to check in is during preventive “well-child” health visits with your child’s pediatrician, says Donna L. […]

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Drugs.com Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Drugs.com Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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