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Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests. "When parents become intrusive in their children's lives, it may signal to the children that what they do is never good enough," said study leader Ryan Hong, an assistant professor in the...

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Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Submits New Drug Application for Edaravone to Treat ALS in the United States

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) (Head Office: Osaka; President & Representative Director, CEO: Masayuki Mitsuka), today announced that a New Drug Application has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for edaravone (MCI-186) for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a rapidly progressive neurological...

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Drug Monitoring Programs Do Curb Overdose Deaths: Study

Drug monitoring programs appear to help reduce deaths from prescription painkillers called opioids, a new study finds. In an effort to curb overdose deaths from powerful painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin, all states except Missouri have implemented prescription-drug monitoring programs to track high-risk patients and prescription providers....

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Health Highlights: June 23, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Ohio Teen An 18-year-old Ohio girl died from a brain-eating amoeba believed to have infected her during a church trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, health officials say. The teen died Sunday of primary amebic mengioencephalitis,...

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Health Tip: Is Your Snack Fueling Drowsiness?

-- If you're frequently feeling tired, there are some foods that could be contributing to your drowsiness. The National Sleep Foundation says these foods include: Cherries, which are rich in the hormone melatonin. Enjoy them as a bedtime snack instead of as a daytime treat. Carbohydrates, especially refined carbs such as white bread, cause a spike...

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Health Tip: Keep Pushing Through Your Workout

-- When you're dragging through a long, tough workout, there are a few methods to help you muster the energy to finish. The American Council on Exercise suggests: Drink water to replenish lost sweat. Drink a cup per 15 minutes of exercise. Consider sports drinks, which contain calories as well as minerals and vitamins, to replenish lost fluids...

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Health Highlights: June 24, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Ohio Teen An 18-year-old Ohio girl died from a brain-eating amoeba believed to have infected her during a church trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, health officials say. The teen died Sunday of primary amebic mengioencephalitis,...

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Scans May Spare Some Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients From Chemo

A certain type of medical scan can be used to help spare some Hodgkin lymphoma patients from the severe side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Researchers found that PET imaging can identify patients whose Hodgkin lymphoma will likely respond better to treatment, and therefore require less intensive chemotherapy. "The good news is that...

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Sprained Ankle Could Pose Longer-Term Harms to Health

Many Americans have suffered through an ankle break or sprain, but new research suggests these injuries might have a larger effect on health. The study, based on a survey of thousands of adults, found that people with injured ankles tend to have higher rates of disability and arthritis, heart or respiratory issues going forward. The study can't prove...

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Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes

There have been no deaths among high school football players during preseason practice in states with guidelines to help students get used to the heat over time, a new study says. In contrast, heat stroke deaths during preseason practices were 2.5 times higher in states before they adopted the guidelines, the study found. "A lot of people don't realize...

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Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set For April 30th

On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm local time, communities will team up with law enforcement to host the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The DEA’s “Take-Back” initiative is one of four strategies under the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 to reduce prescription drug abuse and diversion […]

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