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Americans Still Not Safely Storing Their Guns

With the deadly mass shooting at a Florida school once again putting U.S. gun violence in the spotlight, a new survey finds that more than half of American gun owners do not safely store all their firearms. Safe storage means keeping guns in a locked gun safe, cabinet or case, locked into a gun rack or stored with a trigger lock or other lock, according...

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Clues to Parkinson's May Be Shed in Tears

Your tears may reveal if you are at risk of Parkinson's disease, preliminary research suggests. When people shed tears, certain proteins are released. Levels of those proteins are different in people with Parkinson's compared to those without the disease, according to a preliminary study. "We believe our research is the first to show that tears may...

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Aimmune Therapeutics’ Pivotal Phase 3 PALISADE Trial of AR101 Meets Primary Endpoint in Patients With Peanut Allergy

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2018-- Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, today announced that its pivotal Phase 3 PALISADE efficacy trial of AR101 met the primary endpoint. In the United States, AR101 has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Breakthrough...

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Health Tip: Help Control Teeth Grinding

-- Grinding teeth at night often is associated with daytime stress, the National Sleep Foundation says. The group suggests how to help control the problem: Relax in the hours before bedtime. Create a cool, comfortable, dark and quiet sleep environment. Keep computers, tablets and smartphones out of the bedroom. Exercise regularly. Get enough sleep...

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Health Tip: Make Sure Babies Eat Right

-- A baby's nutritional balance during the first 1,000 days of life is critical to lifelong mental health and development, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Sufficient amounts of key minerals, vitamins, proteins and certain fats during the infant and toddler years is key to avoiding permanent loss of brain function, the academy said. The AAP...

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Antioxidants: The Good Health Helpers

Antioxidants -- it's a hot nutrition buzzword, but do you know what they really are? Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals are formed naturally in the body and actually play an important role in many everyday processes, such as exercise and metabolism. But at high...

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Poorer Kids May Fare Worse After Heart Surgery

Children who've had surgery to repair defective hearts are more likely to die or require longer hospitalizations if they live in poorer neighborhoods, a new study suggests. The disparities between affluent and poor children persisted even though all were treated at the same major hospitals, the researchers said. And those disparities were only partially...

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The Sooner Type 2 Diabetes Arrives, the Worse for Your Heart

A type 2 diabetes diagnosis that comes early in life carries a deadly load of health risks, new research shows. It was associated with a 60 percent higher relative risk of dying from heart disease or stroke. Not only that, it was linked to almost a 30 percent higher risk of death from any cause, though a lower risk of dying from cancer was seen. "Type...

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Health Highlights: Feb. 23, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Chicken Salad Sold at Fareway Stores Linked to Salmonella Outbreak A salmonella outbreak that's sickened 65 people in five states is linked to chicken salad produced by Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. and sold in delis at Fareway grocery stores in...

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It's Still Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

Even though it's the end of February, it's still not too late to get a flu shot, doctors say. This flu season is one of the worst seen in the United States in years. Flu-linked hospitalizations were still rising earlier this month, and 84 children have died from flu complications so far, according to government health officials. "There's still time...

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Pill Identifier NDC search

The National Drug Code (NDC) is a unique 10-digit, 3-segment numeric identifier assigned to each medication listed under Section 510 of the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. These codes are often found on pill bottles or medication boxes and be displayed

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