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Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism

The holidays can be a challenge for families of children with autism because sensory overload can trigger major meltdowns, an expert says. "Holidays with family can be dicey under the best of circumstances, but when you have children with special needs, some care must be taken," Varleisha Gibbs, an occupational therapy professor at University of the...

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FDA Approves Hysingla ER - Extended-Release Hydrocodone with Abuse-Deterrent Properties

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an extended-release (ER) opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Hysingla ER has approved labeling describing the product’s abuse-deterrent...

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Health Tip: Check Stress at the Office

-- Your work environment may be stressful enough without adding your frustration to the mix. The American Council on Exercise says you can help improve your work environment by: Being kind to your coworkers. Communicating honestly and clearly with your colleagues and addressing any problems head-on, rather than feeling frustrated. Focusing on...

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Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: House Republicans Sue Obama Administration Over Health Care Law A long-threatened lawsuit against the Obama administration over its health care law was filed Friday by House Republicans. The lawsuit against the secretaries of the Health and Human...

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Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals

-- Household cleaners often are poisonous and their containers may be attractive to young children. The Cleveland Clinic mentions these dangerous products that may be lurking in your bathroom: Toilet bowl cleaners, which often contain irritating bleach. Turn on bathroom fan when in use, and wear gloves to protect skin. Mold and mildew removers,...

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Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted

A clinical trial of hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell anemia has been halted a year early because the results show it is a safe and effective way to manage the disease and reduce the risk of stroke. The announcement about the research, which was conducted at 25 medical centers in the United States and Canada, was made this week by the...

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Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation is a common form of irregular heartbeat that has been linked to a rise in risk for stroke among older Americans....

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Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests. The study of 10 centers in New York state found that, in the space of just one month, nearly 20 percent of residents were involved in some type of incident with a fellow resident. Most often, it was a verbal...

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Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men

Being the boss at work seems to raise the odds for symptoms of depression among women, but not men, a new study finds. "Women with job authority -- the ability to hire, fire, and influence pay -- have significantly more symptoms of depression than women without this power," lead author Tetyana Pudrovska, an assistant professor in the department of...

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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

This year's flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that's likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says. "We are starting to see a little more flu in the country, but we are still at pretty low levels," said Dr. Joseph Bresee, chief of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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Drugs.com Adds Mayo Clinic Disease Reference

Drugs.com is pleased to announce it has licensed select content from Mayo Clinic to provide more timely and trustworthy medical condition and disease information. The articles include detailed information about medical diseases such as allergies, back pain, depression, erectile dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Each article includes informative sections which may include an overview, symptoms, when […]

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Fox News Features Drugs.com Medication Guide app

Thanks to Fox News for showcasing the Drugs.com Medication Guide app today. Very much appreciated. Available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play store, this is a great app for ultra-quick research and/or keeping track of multiple meds. Check out the video at the link below… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/13/drugscom-app-provides-medical-information-on-go/ And check out the apps here… http://www.drugs.com/apps/

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Heartbleed Update

Drugs.com utilizes the Akamai content delivery network to serve our website to end users. Akamai patched the announced Heartbleed vulnerability prior to its public announcement. Akamai, like all users of OpenSSL, could have exposed passwords or session cookies transiting our network from August 2012 through 4 April 2014. Their custom memory allocator protected against nearly […]

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