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FDA approves new drug to stop migraines before starting Simplemost

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug Thursday that has been shown to stop migraines before they begin. It is called Aimovig, and it is the first FDA-approved prevention migraine treatment in a new class of drugs. It works by blocking a molecule believed to be involved in migraine attacks. Users inject themselves with the medicine once …

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Most common childhood cramps are likely to be due to lack of exposure to infections, majority studies

Infants who are not exposed to common microbes during their first year of life may be more likely to develop the most common form of childhood cancer, according to a landmark paper. Professor Mel Greaves of the Institute of Cancer Research in London, U.K., studied for three decades of research to conclude that acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is likely to …

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Jacksonville doctor warns of increased accidental use of …

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The number of children and adolescents exposed to medicines used to treat lack of hyperactivity deficiency in attention deficit is increasing at an alarming rate, according to a study published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics. READ MORE: Study: Unnecessary Unintended Use of ADHD Drugs Up 60% The study writers found a 64% increase in the number …

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One egg per day can reduce the risk of heart disease

Forget the apples – it may be an egg one day keeping the doctor away. It is according to new research from China, published in the journal Heart. A group of researchers from China and the United Kingdom, led by Professor Liming Li and Dr. Canqing Yu of the Public Health School, Beijing University Health Science Center, wanted to see …

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Rare brain damage virus killing 10 in India, asking for rush to hospital

BENGALURU / KOCHI (Reuters) – A rare virus spread by fruit flakes, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said Tuesday with at least two cases being monitored. Medics wearing protective gloves investigate a patient at a Kozhikode hospital in southern Kerala, India, May 21, 2018. REUTERS / Stringer Outbreaks …

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Children and sunscreen: Do they need another type?

Complicated questions are different recommendations for the average consumer: The US Food and Drug Administration recommends buying products labeled with at least SPF 15 and the American Academy of Dermatology puts the bar on SPF 30. "Early life sunburn, especially childhood, is very dangerous for all skin cancer but especially malignant melanoma, "said Dr. Eleni Linos, Associate Professor of Dermatology …

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Egg one day linked to lower risk of heart disease

"Egg increases the risk of vascular diseases" Spence, who was not involved in the study, said via e-mail. Eggs contain, for example, phosphatidylcholine, a chemical that can help clogged arteries, he said. Eggs are a primary source of dietary cholesterol but also contain high-grade lean protein and many vitamins magazine Heart. Earlier research on the link between egg and heart …

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An Ebola Vaccine gets its first Real-World Test

The Ebola virus kills half the people who get it, and it is a tragically known disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since researchers first characterized the disease in 1976, the Congo has had nine outbreaks. Now it's happening again: So far, the country has seen 46 possible or confirmed cases and 26 people are dead. But this …

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Legislators want to solve the deaths of mysterious mothers

Yvette Cravins knew something was wrong after her second baby was born. More than a week after she left the hospital, she went to the emergency room and told the doctor that she had a terrible pain. They gave some pain treatments and told her that she was just tired and should return home. "My first symptoms were rejected and …

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