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User Ratings Didn't Catch Blood Pressure App Inaccuracies

User reviews and ratings of a popular, yet inaccurate, blood pressure-measuring mobile app were largely positive, according to a study published online June 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Timothy B. Plante, M.D., from the University of Vermont in Colchester, and colleagues evaluated iTunes app reviews for Instant Blood...

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2.5 Million U.S. High School Students Had a Concussion in Past Year

The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students. In a representative survey of nearly 15,000 kids in grades 9 through 12, just over 15 percent -- equal to 2.5 million American youths -- said they had suffered at least one concussion over the prior year. The survey...

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AHA: Take Your Dog to Work -- And Reap the Health Benefits

It's impossible for anyone to pet a dog, or even just share a story about one, without breaking into a smile. There's an absolutely paws-itive reason for this. Studies have shown that engaging with dogs and other pets can boost the body's production of "happy hormones" such as oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine. This increase contributes to a sense...

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Nocdurna (desmopressin acetate) Approved by FDA as First Sublingual Tablet to Treat Nocturia due to Nocturnal Polyuria

Parsippany, NJ – June 21, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. approval to market Nocdurna, the first sublingual tablet for the treatment of nocturia due to nocturnal polyuria in adults who awaken at least two times per night to void. The formulation of the sublingual tablet and sex-specific dosing...

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Preterm Birth Tied to Lower Job Rate, Education in Adulthood

Preterm birth and/or low-birth weight (PT/LBW) infants have decreased educational qualifications and rates of employment in adulthood, according to a review published online June 6 in Pediatrics. Ayten Bilgin, Ph.D., from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify prospective...

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Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

Viruses could play a key role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Brains riddled with Alzheimer's disease contain high levels of two strains of human herpes virus, researchers discovered. Human herpes virus 6 and 7 were found in Alzheimer's-affected brains at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer's,...

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TB Vaccine Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Control

Could a vaccine from the early 1900s be the key to preventing serious diabetes complications? Maybe, say researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. A little more than three years after getting two tuberculosis shots four weeks apart, about 50 people with type 1 diabetes saw their long-term average blood sugar levels drop...

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Raise the Bar on CPR, Heart Group Says

Improved CPR instruction would increase the number of people who survive cardiac arrest. So says a new American Heart Association statement. Shortcomings in training reduce the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The heart association has outlined ways to improve instruction. "Poor CPR quality is preventable. Educational activities are...

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More Body Fat Might Lower Odds of Breast Cancer in Younger Women

A new international review suggests that having more body fat may protect premenopausal women from developing some types of breast cancer. "We found strong evidence of an inverse association of body mass index [BMI] with risk of breast cancer diagnosis before menopause, with lower breast cancer rates among women who were heavier compared with women...

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Many With Severe Allergies Don't Carry an EpiPen: Study

Issues with cost or lack of training mean that more than half of U.S. adults at risk of a severe allergic reaction didn't use a lifesaving EpiPen or other epinephrine auto-injector during a recent attack. That's the finding from a new study of more than 900 adults with potentially life-threatening allergies. The researchers said 52 percent didn't use...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Olumiant, Consensi, Doptelet, Aimovig, Lucemyra, Tavalisse, Ilumya, Trogarzo, Cimduo

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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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