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Is an Electric Band-Aid the Future of First Aid?

January 3, 2019

After a century, adhesive bandages may get a makeover. In 2020, the Band-Aid — those seemingly flimsy bits of adhesive and cotton found in every medicine cabinet in America — will turn 100 years old. In that time span, the medical field has grown by leaps and bounds. Penicillin was discovered in 1928, ushering in […]

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What Parents Should Know About the Long-Term Effects of the Measles Virus

January 3, 2019

An illness of the past makes a comeback. The measles virus — formerly a hallmark of childhood — used to infect 3 to 4 million people in the United States each year. But after a vaccine was developed, the disease was nearly eliminated by the year 2000. But now the disease has started to make a return […]

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A Visual Exam May Not Be Enough for Skin Cancer Check

January 3, 2019

Researchers say people concerned about potential melanoma should visit a doctor for more sophisticated exams. A mere visual inspection may not always be sufficient when it comes to a skin cancer diagnosis. That’s according to a research team from the University of Birmingham in the U.K., led by Jac Dinnes, PhD, a senior researcher in […]

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How Lipid Level Tests Can Help People with Multiple Sclerosis

January 3, 2019

Researchers say high lipid levels can lead to inflammation and disability in MS patients. Why should a person with multiple sclerosis be concerned about their lipid levels? For starters, their heart health and their quality of life might depend on it. A recent study demonstrated how high lipid levels in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause […]

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Infant Ibuprofen Recall: Here’s What You Should Know

January 3, 2019

Check your medicine cabinet for these medications. Last week, in the midst of flu season, Tris Pharma, Inc. voluntarily recalled three batches of infant ibuprofen that may contain an increased amount of ibuprofen. The recalled products include 0.5-ounce bottles labeled “Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL.” They were sold across the […]

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Why People with HIV Have Higher Cancer Risk

January 3, 2019

New study revealed how the virus could affect cancer cells. A new study shows how tiny intercellular bubbles may play a big role in altering the growth and spread of cancer in people who are HIV positive. Researchers with the Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine studied 18 HIV-positive people with head and […]

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New Chlamydia Test Provides Diagnosis Within 30 Minutes

January 3, 2019

Experts say patients can get results before they leave the doctor’s office, allowing them to start treatments earlier. A test for the common sexually transmitted disease chlamydia reportedly delivers quick and accurate results — fast enough that someone can be told whether they have the disease while still in the doctor’s office. The prompt turnaround could shorten […]

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Are ADHD and Autism Inherited? Research on Younger Siblings Indicates They Might Be

January 3, 2019

Study reveals that younger siblings of children with ADHD and autism are far more likely to develop one of those conditions. Younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at greater risk of developing those conditions. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics found the odds of a sibling […]

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How Quickly You Climb Stairs Can Indicate How Long You’ll Live

January 3, 2019

You should be able go up four flights in under a minute. Here’s what you should do if you fail the test. Wondering if you’re at risk of heart disease or cancer? Your answer could be on a set of stairs. A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology says an exercise test requiring brisk […]

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Why Chicken Noodle Soup Often Isn’t as Healthy as You May Think

January 3, 2019

Misleading labels, high amounts of sodium, and unnecessary ingredients are just a few reasons to be choosier about which soup you eat. Maybe your mom always gave you chicken noodle soup when you were sick or to warm you up on a cold winter’s night. And maybe you do the same for yourself and your […]

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