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Depression-Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional

There is a bidirectional association between depression and heart rate variability (HRV), according to a study published online May 16 in JAMA Psychiatry. Minxuan Huang, Sc.M., from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, and colleagues examined the temporal association between depression and HRV in a longitudinal study, with...

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Health Tip: Pay Attention to Nutritional Information

-- It's important to look for and understand the nutritional information for any product you eat or drink, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. People often underestimate the number of calories they consume when they eat out. Beginning this month, the agency is requiring that calorie information be listed on the menus of food establishments...

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Health Highlights: May 21, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll at 27, Vaccination Campaign Begins The death of a nurse in a town in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo brings the death toll from the Ebola outbreak there to 27, the country's health minister said...

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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...

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FDA Approves Doptelet (avatrombopag) for Thrombocytopenia Patients with Chronic Liver Disease who are Undergoing a Medical Procedure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this use. “Patients with chronic liver disease who have low platelet...

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Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.

The drug abuse epidemic in the United States has been associated with an increase in the recovery of organs from brain-dead donors, according to a research letter published in the May 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Mandeep R. Mehra, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues analyzed data from a period of 17...

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Screening May Miss Signs of Autism, Especially in Girls: Study

An important checklist used to screen for autism can miss subtle clues in some children, delaying their eventual diagnosis. Researchers found that the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, or M-CHAT, can fail to detect developmental delays that are tell-tale signs of autism in 18-month-olds, according to findings published in the June issue of...

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Are You a Procrastinator? Then Read This. Now!

Do you put off until tomorrow things you should do today? Or tell yourself that you work better "under pressure"? If you're a procrastinator, you're probably a master at making excuses rather than making plans to get the job done. A study done at the Universities of Southern California and Michigan found that putting an end to procrastination is as...

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Health Tip: How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy Relationships

-- Quality friendships are crucial in developing your child's personality and self-esteem. As a child grows older, while parents can no longer select a child's friends, they can arm the child with tools to choose friends wisely. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises: Educate your child on what makes a good friend. As children learn that good...

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Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: Poll

American moms and dads work hard to prevent food poisoning at home, but 10 percent say their kids have gotten sick after eating bad food elsewhere. In a new poll by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan, parents peg restaurants as the usual source of spoiled or contaminated food (68 percent). Surprisingly, though, just 1 in 4...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Aimovig, Lucemyra, Tavalisse, Ilumya, Trogarzo, Cimduo, Symfi Lo, Apadaz, Erleada, Symdeko

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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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