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New option approved for treating GERD

2015-01-27 13:11
FDA approves generic version of drug for treating GERD

Options for treating gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) offer new hope for those suffering from the condition, including FDA-approved generic drugs that provide greater access to healthcare for Americans.

The FDA has approved the nation’s first generic version of the drug Nexium for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, also referred to as GERD, which occurs when an excessive am

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Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

2015-01-26 12:59
Getting quality sleep when your young can boost memory when you're old

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

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Detergents linked to fertility problems

2014-08-19 21:36
Detergents and fertility problems

A new study reveals that several ingredients in detergents may be linked to fertility problems. The two chemicals, didecyl dimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) and alkyl dimethyl benzalkonium chloride (ADBAC), had a negative impact on the reproductive abilities of mice. Researchers believe these ingredients may also be affecting people and want to investigate fertility.

DDAC and ADBAC are found in multiple detergents and other products currently available for consumers.

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Walk-In Clinic Info You Need to Know from Consumer Reports

2014-07-28 10:39
walk-in clinic

Retail store clinics known as “walk-in clinics” offer convenience and availability for health care for patients on weekends when their doctor’s office is closed; during the late night when the ER is too full; and, during the workday when time is short and the condition is a little more than you can handle on your own at home. But how do walk-in clinics compare to “the real thing?”

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Biologist warns of Earth's 6th mass extinction event which may hurt human health

2014-07-28 00:00
Planet Earth

The planet Earth is not actually in very good health. On a daily basis hunting, fishing, pollution, wars and natural disasters undermine the ecological environment of the planet. Those who wish to live in denial of the potential catastrophe on the planet which could result from this state of affairs appear to think those who are concerned about the health of the planet are left wing radical fanatics who are out of touch with the realities of the needs of day to day existence as they attempt to somehow undermine progress. This is far from the truth. In fact the planet may be facing a new mass extinction which may dramatically harm human health.

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Loss of parent during childhood raises mortality risk

2014-07-23 12:43
Children who experience death of parent have higher risk of mortality.

Losing a parent is one of the most difficult experiences a child can go through, causing them to suffer intense heartbreak and temporary, but severe psychological problems. And, now, a new study suggests that losing a parent during childhood raises the risk of mortality as an adult.

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Know Your OTC Label Codes Before Popping that Next Pill

2014-07-23 12:16
OTC Label codes

How long does it take for you to reach a decision on which OTC drug you should use when choosing among the numerous products offered for treating headaches, muscle pain, allergies, colds and coughs? If you are like most consumers - too long. And that’s not surprising. Many OTC drug labels contain confusing marketing terms that attempt to outsell their competition rather than inform the consumer what they are actually getting. The seriousness of this is that it can result in accidental overdosing.

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Separation and divorce can hit your health hard and even kill you

2014-07-19 09:56
A couple getting divorced

Separation and divorce are difficult for anyone. It has been observed that even if a relationship was not going well for awhile the emotional adjustment to being alone again is generally hard to take for each member of the couple. Research shows the cost of separation and divorce on your health goes further than the emotional turmoil which is anticipated to be encountered. Sleep problems, high blood pressure, and even death may be associated with separation and divorce.

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Unintentional injury and violence cause many deaths in the USA

2014-07-03 10:10
Stop violence

The United States has been becoming a more dangerous and violent country. Certainly the country is far from an idyllic place to live, work and raise a family these days. Daily reports hit the press of unnecessary deaths from injury and violence. This tragic loss of lives has been found to be particularly high among young Americans.

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Happy marriage may cut risk of heart disease

2014-06-29 17:24
People in happy marriages may have lower risk of CVD

If you want to have a healthy heart, having a healthy marriage or similarly close relationship may help. At least that's what a team of University of Pittsburgh researchers report in a new study, which adds to an increasing body of evidence that having positive social relationships is associated with better health.

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