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Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Treating MS Symptoms in Adults

Cannabinoids may be mildly effective at treating spasticity, pain, and bladder dysfunction in adults with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a review published online Oct. 12 in JAMA Network Open. Mari Carmen Torres-Moreno, Ph.D., from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify...

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What Kids -- and Parents -- Fear Most at the Doctor's Office

Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician's office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad. Half of 2- to 5-year-olds are afraid of going to the doctor, according to a new survey of 726 parents. And some kids get so upset that 1 in 5 parents say they find it hard to concentrate on what the doctor or nurse...

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5 Salad Killers to Skip

A huge bowl of greens can be filling and chock full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. But what you top it with can turn it from diet delight to diet disaster. Whether you're at home or facing a tempting all-you-can-eat salad bar at a restaurant, these tips will keep fat and calories in check. Creamy dressings can have more than 130 calories per serving,...

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FDA Approves Yutiq (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for Chronic Non-Infectious Posterior Segment Uveitis

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYPT), a specialty biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic products, announced today that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Yutiq™ (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis affecting...

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Violent Video Games Tied to Physical Aggression

Playing violent video games is associated with subsequent increases in physical aggression, according to research published online Oct. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Anna T. Prescott, Ph.D., from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of prospective studies (2010 to 2017) that assessed...

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White House Wants Prices in Drug Ads, But Big Pharma Fights Back

In an attempt to head off federal regulation, America's pharmaceutical manufacturers announced Monday that they would take voluntary action to make drug prices more transparent. Under the industry's plan, all TV drug advertisements would include information directing consumers to online resources that provide the drug's list price, estimated out-of-pocket...

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Kids' Concussion Symptoms May Persist for a Year

A year after a concussion, up to one-third of kids still have symptoms such as headache and irritability that may affect school performance, a new study finds. "Children with all types of injuries may show post-concussion symptoms," said lead researcher Linda Ewing-Cobbs, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical...

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Health Highlights: Oct. 15, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Resistance From Residents Hampering Efforts to Contain Congo Ebola Outbreak Attempts to thwart safe burials of Ebola victims in the Congo are among the types of opposition from local residents making it difficult for health officials to contain...

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Facebook Posts May Hint at Depression

People may rely on social media such as Facebook to showcase the highlights of their lives, like vacations. But new research suggests the language they use in posts might also help predict depression. Using sophisticated software, researchers were able to scan social media posts and detect depression months before it was apparent on clinical screening...

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Michael's Lingering Threat: Mold

In the flooding and devastation left by Hurricane Michael, Americans faced with the clean-up are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in the path of the storm, say experts from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. "Where there's dampness and water, there's mold," said...

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Is that generic really the same as your branded drug?

You’re at the pharmacy with a script from your doctor and you’ve been told you can choose between the brand-name drug and its generic equivalent. The difference in cost is significant. But does that equate to a difference in effectiveness or side effects? Bringing a new drug to market costs over 2.6 billion dollars and […]

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Nobel Prize for Medicine to Researchers Who Discovered New Way To Treat Cancer

We have entered a new era of Cancer chemotherapy, thanks largely in part to the work of two passionate researchers in the field, James Allison of the University of Texas and Dr. Tasuku Honjo from Kyoto University in Japan. This week, both men were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery of two […]

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Are You Prone To Side Effects?

Most medicines have side effects. But whether or not you will experience them and how long they last for depends on one thing….you! Even though we all are human and look similar, there is a multitude of differences between us, many of which impact on the medicines we take. Some of us are old and […]

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