Month: November 2019

Constipation is uncommon in infancy, particularly in breastfed babies, but it can happen. Breastfed babies tend to have fewer episodes of constipation and diarrhea than formula-fed babies because breast milk is easier than formula to digest. In older children, constipation is common and accounts for about 3% of visits to pediatric outpatient clinics and up
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Newborn babies breathe faster than older children and adults. A newborn may breathe more slowly when they sleep, but their respiratory rate should always fall within a healthy range. Very fast or slow breathing may signal an infection or another condition. Labored breathing, or respiratory distress, is a serious issue that affects around 7% of
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Blood thinners help prevent and treat blood clots. Blood clots can partially or completely block blood flow through a blood vessel. Doctors refer to blood clots as thromboses. A blood clot can cause serious health effects, such as a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism. In this article, learn about blood thinners for different types
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Source: Outdoor Voices More than 85% of Americans are expected to make purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend, either online or in their local mall, according to a recent poll. To capture their attention, even the most coveted and popular brands are offering deals. Some are kicking off their promotions early, hoping to lure shoppers who
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Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a medical condition that causes a person to experience an overwhelming need for order, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control. People with the condition have an obsessive need to follow rules and regulations, as well as a moral and ethical code from which they will not deviate. In other words,
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New research examines the impact of non-digital games, such as board games and cards, on the cognitive ability of older adults. Share on PinterestOlder adults may benefit from starting to play games. Games aren’t just fun; they can keep our minds agile and sharp. At least this seems to be the main takeaway of a
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Lithium toxicity, or lithium overdose, can occur when a person takes too much of a mood-stabilizing medication that contains lithium. It can also develop when the body does not excrete lithium properly. Lithium, or lithium carbonate, is an active ingredient in some drugs that treat mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Overdose can cause
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A recent study has reported that rapamycin, a drug that has long served as an immune suppressor, may also slow aging in human skin. Share on PinterestA new study suggests that a drug with immunosuppressant functions can prevent signs of skin aging. The small clinical trial found that regular application of rapamycin to the backs
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Any physical activity that places too much or unusual strain on the muscles can lead to soreness. Everyone can experience muscle soreness, even people who exercise regularly and have good physical fitness. Muscle soreness can be uncomfortable and disruptive. However, the pain typically disappears within a few days. This article outlines the causes of muscle
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A logo sits on display on a building at the Novartis AG campus in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg | Getty Images Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis is close to a deal to purchase the cholesterol drugmaker Medicines Company for nearly $7 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal, which
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Toddlers can experience numerous colds each year before they start school. However, influenza, or flu, can take these aches and pains to a higher, and potentially much more serious level. It is common for very young children to experience illness many times each year due to their developing immune systems and a tendency to put
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Karuna Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steve Paul told CNBC on Friday that the biotech firm is hopeful its new therapy for schizophrenia will prove effective for patients in a late-stage trial. “We have to get this compound through phase three to get it to patients,” Paul told “Power Lunch.” “We’re cautiously optimistic given the robustness of
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Love can be a euphoric feeling. It can also trigger immense devastation when the other person does not return the sentiment. Many people have felt the pain of a broken heart and the intensity of infatuation. Obsessive love takes these emotions further, causing a person to fixate on their loved one as though they are
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