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Wanna Look Cool? Give Smiling a Shot

If you want to look cool, try smiling, researchers suggest. Their advice counters the popular belief that showing no expression is the way to be cool. The University of Arizona researchers asked volunteers to look at clothing ad photos in which models were either smiling or not, and to give the model a coolness rating. "Being inexpressive makes people...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) for the Treatment of Adults with Hyperkalemia

AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lokelma (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate), formerly ZS-9, for the treatment of hyperkalemia in adults. Hyperkalemia is a serious condition characterized by high levels of potassium in the blood (greater than 5.0 mEq/L). The risk of hyperkalemia increases significantly...

Posted 3 days ago in News for Health Professionals

CDC: Number of U.S. Births Dropped to 30-Year Low in 2017

The number of U.S. births decreased in 2017, reaching a 30-year low, according to a report published online May 17 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues presented provisional data for...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Understanding Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome

-- Periodic limb movementsare repetitive movements that typically occur in the lower limbs every 20-40 seconds during sleep, the National Sleep Foundation says. The actions may resemble muscle twitches, jerking movements or upward flexing of the feet. Episodes of periodic limb movement syndrome (PLMS) can last from a few minutes to a few hours. While...

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Health Tip: Plan Your Child's Chores

-- Daily chores give a child a sense of responsibility and help the child understand that life is a mix of work and play, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Chores should be appropriate for the child's age, such as cleaning the room, making the bed and clearing the table, the physician group says. The AAP suggests: Clearly spell out tasks...

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When Temperatures Fall, Heart Attack Risk May Rise

Colder weather may raise the risk for a heart attack, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Taiwan found that heart attack rates fluctuated seasonally, with more occurring in winter than summer. When the temperature fell below 59 degrees Fahrenheit, heart attacks increased dramatically, the study authors said. "When the temperature drops, people...

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Conception Tougher for Couples When Male Partner Is Depressed

Depression in the man may reduce the chances that a couple struggling with infertility will ultimately conceive, new research suggests. Depression among women was not linked to lower conception rates, the study authors said. But women being treated for infertility who also took a type of antidepressant known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors...

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Health Highlights: May 18, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: House Votes to Let Vets Seek More Care Outside VA American veterans would have greater freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system under legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. By a vote of 347-70 Wednesday,...

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Tasty, Healthy Alternatives to Sandwich Bread

Sandwiches make convenient lunches, but those two slices of bread can really eat into your day's calorie allotment. What's more, typical white bread doesn't provide much in the way of nutrients. If you're trying to cut down on carbs, go gluten-free, or simply reduce your intake of refined grains, try these tasty alternatives. Bonus: You can replace...

Posted 2 days ago in FDA Alerts

Juluca, Tivicay, Triumeq (dolutegravir): FDA to Evaluate - Potential Risk of Neural Tube Birth Defects

ISSUE: Serious cases of neural tube birth defects involving the brain, spine, and spinal cord have been reported in babies born to women treated with dolutegravir used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Preliminary results from an ongoing observational study in Botswana found that women who received dolutegravir at the time of becoming pregnant...

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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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Drugs.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award

We are proud to announce that Drugs.com has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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