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8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs

Posted 9 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 – There are a number of ways parents can help give a boost to their child's immune system, a family doctor suggests. "The immune system helps us fight infections," said Dr. Palak Shroff, a family medicine specialist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. "Immunity develops over time, so the more someone gets exposed, the more the immune system develops," Shroff explained in a center news release. "Kids' whole environment is new, but over time, their immunity will develop and get better," she added. Shroff suggested eight keys to helping children minimize their risk of catching every cold and virus that comes their way: Breast-feeding is the first step. It is an important way to help your child develop a strong immune system. "During breast-feeding, the mother's immunity transfers to the child," Shroff said. Vaccination is another crucial factor. ... Read more

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Health Tip: How to Filter Your Water

Posted 3 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Just because you can't see or necessarily taste contaminated water doesn't mean there isn't a health concern. To obtain cleaner drinking water, the Environmental Working Group suggests: Research possible contaminants in the local water supply. Look for a filter that removes the contaminants in your supply, and that meets your budget. To drink tap water, opt for a reusable water bottle, made of stainless steel or BPA-free plastic. Read more

Related support groups: Infections, Bacterial Infection, Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis), Amebiasis

Impax Receives Approval of Emverm (mebendazole) Chewable Tablets

Posted 18 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Emverm (mebendazole) 100 mg chewable tablets. Emverm is indicated for the treatment of Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (common roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale (common hookworm), Necator americanus (American hookworm) in single or mixed infections. Pinworm is a highly contagious parasite that infects approximately 40 million people in the United States each year.1 Pinworm infection is three times more common than head lice.2 Emverm is not for persons who have shown hypersensitivity to the drug. "We are pleased to announce the approval of Emverm, a new prescription product for the treatment of pinworm ... Read more

Related support groups: Pinworm Infection (Enterobius vermicularis), Worms, Mebendazole, Hookworm Infection (Necator or Ancylostoma), Pinworm Medicine, Ascariasis, Whipworm Infection, Emverm, Worms and Flukes

With School Back in Session, Kids Need Refresher Course on Hand-Washing

Posted 7 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Sept. 5, 2015 – With the start of the new school year, parents need to remind their children about the importance of hand-washing and how to do it properly, an infectious-disease expert says. Hand-washing is the best way to prevent many types of infections, and is especially important after using the bathroom and before eating, according to Dr. Beverly Connelly. She's with the division of infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in Ohio. "Germs get left everywhere! Good hand hygiene practices help prevent catching colds and respiratory viral infections, stomach bugs and diarrhea, as well as MRSA [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus] and other skin infections. Make hand hygiene a practice you and your family practice every day," she said in a hospital news release. Parents should explain to children why it's important to wash their hands, ... Read more

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