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IBD Associated With Increased Incidence of Parkinson's Disease

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased incidence of Parkinson's disease (PD), which is attenuated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy, according to a study published online April 23 in JAMA Neurology.Inga Peter, Ph.D., from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and colleagues conducted a retrospective...

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Health Tip: Keep Your Breath Fresher

-- Bad breath affects more than 40 million Americans, the American Dental Hygienists' Association says.Routine dental cleanings can help limit buildup of plaque, which can reduce bad breath.The association suggests these additional bad-breath preventives:Rinse your mouth with water after eating.Chew sugarless gum to stimulate flow of saliva...

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Health Tip: Manage Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

-- Crohn's disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammationand irritation of the digestive tract.It affects more than 500,000 people in the United States, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says.People can develop Crohn's at any age, but it's most likely to emerge between ages 20 and 29. Crohn's typically...

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FDA Approves Jynarque (tolvaptan) to Slow Kidney Function Decline in Rapidly Progressing Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jynarque (tolvaptan) as the first drug treatment to slow kidney function decline in adults at risk of rapidly progressing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).ADPKD is a genetic disease with consequences...

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Serlopitant Found to Be Safe, Effective for Chronic Pruritus

Serlopitant has potential as a therapy for the treatment of chronic pruritus, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., from the University of Miami, and colleagues assessed the safety and efficacy of the P/neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist serlopitant in treating chronic...

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Stop Burnout in Its Tracks

Finding the right work-life balance isn't easy. For many people, 9 to 5 has stretched to 9 to 7 -- or longer. And responsibilities can start much earlier in the day, especially for those with kids to corral in the morning.Burnout is nothing new -- it was described back in the 1970s as a work-related state of distress, with symptoms like exhaustion...

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Exercise Your Blues Away

Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests.In a new study, an international team of researchers analyzed data from 49 studies that included nearly 267,000 people in North America, Europe and Oceania. The study participants did not have any mental illnesses and were followed for...

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Big Decline in Births to Girls Under 15, CDC Says

There's been a steep decline over the past two decades in births to American girls under the age of 15, a new report finds.Overall, "the number of U.S. births to females aged 10 to 14 was a record low in 2016, dropping to 2,253 from 8,519 in 2000," a team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote.Said another way, that means...

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Can Type 2 Diabetes Lead to Irregular Periods for Teen Girls?

As if coping with type 2 diabetes as a teenager isn't tough enough, it turns out that many girls with the metabolic disorder also have to deal with irregular periods.And menstrual cycles that stray from normal can lead to very heavy bleeding and cause extra cramping, said Dr. Megan Kelsey, lead author of a new study. She's an associate professor of...

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Health Highlights: April 25, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:Family Warns of 'Dry Drowning' After Daughter's Near-DeathParents need to know about "dry drowning," says the family of a 4-year-old girl in Florida who was hospitalized and nearly died from the condition.After accidentally swallowing pool water,...

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Drugs.com Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Drugs.com Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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Drugs.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award

We are proud to announce that Drugs.com has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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