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Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend

Safety should be on the front burner when you fire up the barbecue this Memorial Day, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says. Propane used in gas grills is highly flammable and about 30 people in the United States are injured each year due to gas grill fires and explosions. Many of these incidents occur when someone lights a grill that...

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Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee: Recall - Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

ISSUE: Caverflo.com is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, 25 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Caverflo.com has received a report...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Health Care Bill

The Republican-led bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that passed the House last month would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance coverage, according to a much-anticipated report released Wednesday. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that a total of 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured...

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Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Work Out

-- Warming up is an important part of any workout, and it's well worth the extra few minutes. The American Heart Association recommends: Warming up for five minutes to 10 minutes. If you're planning for a long, intense workout, increase warm up time. Start warming up with the activity you plan to do during your workout. Just do it at a lower intensity...

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Health Tip: Eat More Mediterranean Foods

-- Following a Mediterranean diet offers plenty of health benefits, but as a bonus, such foods can be kid-friendly. Here's how to include Mediterranean-style foods in your meals: Focus on fruit, veggies and whole grains. Instead of building a meal around meat, opt for pasta and veggies, a veggie-based soup, or brown rice with stir-fried veggies. Eat...

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Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?

Fidget spinners may be the latest must-have kids' toy, but claims that the gizmos help students pay attention aren't backed by science, experts say. Some retailers market the devices as a way to help kids with anxiety, autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) keep themselves calm and focused in the classroom. However, there have been...

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Supercharging Exercise With Interval Training

If your exercise routine isn't producing lower numbers on the scale, consider kicking it up a notch with high-intensity interval training. The concept is simple: alternate bursts of high-intensity activity with intervals of less strenuous movement. Doing high-intensity exercise, even for short periods, burns more calories than doing steady, moderate...

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Health Highlights: May 25, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Heart Pump Controllers Recalled Nearly 29,000 controllers for implanted heart pumps are being recalled after reports of malfunctions resulting in 26 deaths, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The recalled external power supply controller...

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Haywire Immune Cells May Help Cause Baldness

Faulty immune cells may play a role in hair loss, a new study suggests. In experiments with mice, researchers found that regulatory T-cells ("Tregs") -- a type of immune cell that helps control inflammation -- trigger stem cells in the skin to promote hair growth. If Tregs are missing, those stem cells can't regenerate hair follicles, the University...

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Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC

As more baby boomers age, deaths from Alzheimer's disease have jumped 55 percent, and in a quarter of those cases the heavy burden of caregiving has fallen on loved ones, U.S. health officials report. "Alzheimer's disease is a public health problem that affects not only people with Alzheimer's disease, but also the people who provide care to them,...

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

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Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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