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New Study May Have The Reason Why Heart Medication Gives Muscle Pain

A study from McMaster University has found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop sore, aching muscles. The use of...
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Opioid Rx Dosages Drop With State Law Changes

The total amount of opioids dispensed per new opioid prescription decreased by 22 percent in Penn Medicine outpatient practices in New Jersey after the state passed a law limi...
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Flu Season Returns: Protect Yourself Now

Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to fight against the flu as the number of p...
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First Digital Health Osteoarthritis Wearable Glove System Starts Pre-launch Pilot Trial Series & Medical Tests

QUANTIC NANOTECH, a product division of Spanish DEMAC S.A. group who presented the first home wearable osteoarthritis treatment glove system "QNANO GLOVE" during the last CES...
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CF Patients Experience Improved Lung Health With Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor But With Caveats

In adolescent and adult patients with cystic fibrosis taking lumacaftor-ivacaftor (ORKAMBI®), the combination drug appears to improve lung function and body weight and reduce ...
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While There’s No Cure For Osteoarthritis, Its Symptoms Can Be Managed

Osteoarthritis can’t be ignored. On a grand scale, it is the most common form of arthritis (which actually isn’t a specific disease but rather a general term for inflammation...
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β-blockers Build Heart Muscle, May Help Infants With Congenital Heart Disease

Surgery can mend congenital heart defects shortly after birth, but those babies will carry a higher risk of heart failure throughout the rest of their lives. Yet, according to...
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Hidden Halloween Allergy And Asthma Triggers Are Truly Frightful

For some families, Halloween means being on guard for food allergy triggers like peanuts in tiny candy bars. Some fun-sized bars contain no labels to alert you to allergens, s...
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Vaccine Against RSV Could Be In Sight, Researchers Say

A vaccine for the common and sometimes deadly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been elusive, but scientists say a new discovery puts them much closer to success. A new s...
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The Threat Of Multidrug Resistance: One Step Toward Unraveling The Rise Of Superbacteria

Multidrug-resistant bacteria limit the effectiveness of antibiotics, and to stop these "superbacteria," we need to understand how their resistance works. Thanks to the concert...
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Opinion: Son's 'Coming Out' Inspires Doctor To Focus On LGBTQ Care

Six years ago, the wheels of change started spinning in my home when my ninth grader said he identified as transgender. As his father, the most important thing for me to do wa...
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Pharmacists Provide Patient Value In Team-Based Care

With inhaler in hand, Dr. Cheng Yuet went over every detail to make sure the patient understood how the drug would control their COPD symptoms. "Use it every day, whether you...
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Psychedelic Drug To Be Tested For Treatment-Resistant Depression In Houston

Psilocybin, a psychedelic drug believed to help rewire the brain, is now being studied to relieve treatment-resistant depression at The University of Texas Health Science Cent...
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Researchers To Study Medical Cannabis And Chronic Pain

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain. To date, 34 states and the District of C...
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Bone Filler Device Accelerates Bone Healing In Difficult Cases

Within minutes of breaking a bone, the body begins to repair itself. The immune system sends in cells that act as housekeepers, sweeping out small bone pieces and killing ger...
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Substantial Variation In Uptake Of New Prescribing Guidance By GPs

Substantial variation exists between general practices in uptake of new prescribing guidance, with important implications for patient care and health expenditure, finds the la...
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One Third Of Patients With Severe Asthma Are Taking Harmful Doses Of Oral Steroids

Madrid, Spain: A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands, presented ...
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Aspirin May Halve Air Pollution Harms

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung fu...
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Best Medications To Reduce Drooling For Those With Developmental Disability

A new study has revealed the most effective medications to reduce drooling in young people with a developmental disability, which can affect their socialisation, relationships...
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Nearly 1 In 3 Patients With Lupus Use Prescription Opioids For Pain

Although there is little evidence that opioids effectively reduce pain from rheumatic diseases, a new study finds nearly one in three patients with lupus uses prescription opi...
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Designing A New Class Of Drugs To Treat Chronic Pain

A UC Davis research team, led by Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy and Heike Wulff, will receive a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a novel clas...
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How To Stay Healthy This Flu Season

About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to the Centers for...
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Does Migraine Leave Your Head Spinning? Non-Invasive Treatment Shows Early Promise

There may be some good news for people with vestibular migraine, a type of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without headache pain. A small, preliminary study...
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New Fungus-Derived Antibiotic: Relief In Sight For Immunocompromised People

Immunodeficiency is the condition where the capability of the immune system to fight against diseases has been compromised. Immunocompromised people have a higher chance of co...
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Breakthrough In Understanding Enzymes That Make Antibiotic For Drug-Resistant Pathogen

•The pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii is one of three highest priority pathogens identified by WHO (World Health Organisation) for which new antibiotics are urgently needed •U...
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