Category: Health & Fitness

FDA Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Postpartum depression is a common and often devastating condition for new mothers, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug to help combat it. The drug, Zulesso (brexanolone), is delivered via intravenous infusion. “Postpartum depression is a serious […]

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Roundup Caused Man’s Cancer: Jury

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer was a major factor in a California man’s cancer, a federal jury in San Francisco has ruled. The decision in Edwin Hardeman’s case is a landmark verdict that could impact hundreds of other similar lawsuits, according to The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. Hardeman’s case was the first […]

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Can High-Potency Pot Make You Psychotic?

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma Dennis Thompson Healthday Reporter TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The jittery, delusional potheads of the old movie “Reefer Madness” have prompted eye rolls and chuckles over the years, but a new study argues that the cult classic might contain a kernel of truth. Smoking pot every day […]

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Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism?

Assessment: How Could You Live Better With Multiple Sclerosis? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some toddlers thought to have mild autism “outgrow” the diagnosis, but most continue to struggle with language and behavior, new research suggests. The study is not the first to document cases of autism “recovery.” […]

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Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) –Patients who have high triglyceridesand take cholesterol-lowering statins to lower their risk for heart attack or stroke can cut that risk by another 30 percent by adding a high-dose omega-3 fatty acid pill, investigators report. The prescription drug, called Vascepa, is not to be […]

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Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot Dangerous A-Fib

MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Someday soon, devices like the Apple Watch might be monitoring wearers for heart conditions such as potentially dangerous atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation, or “a-fib,” is a common form of irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart problems. […]

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Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who regularly down sugar-laden sodas, juices and sports drinks aren’t doing their heart any favors. A new study of more than 110,000 U.S. health professionals found that the more people drank sugary beverages, the higher their risk of death from cardiovascular disease. People […]

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Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans have the worrisome and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or “a-fib,” and they’re typically offered medicines or a surgery called ablation to correct it. Which works best? Two new trials may have the answer. Researchers say ablation and medicines perform similarly in […]

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