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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Scientists have found an inflammation mechanism that appears to play a key role in the formation of the toxic tau proteins that characterize Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Share on PinterestNew research finds that inflammation is responsible for the tau protein damage in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in
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Most adolescents aren’t getting enough exercise as screen time increasingly replaces physical activity in homes across the world, putting their current and future health at risk, the World Health Organization warned in a new study Thursday. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal, found that 85% of girls and 78% of
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Pink eye, which doctors call conjunctivitis, is inflammation and redness in the conjunctiva of the eye. The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that lines the front of the eye and eyelids. Pink eye is more common among toddlers and young children, who may rub their eyes and transmit infections to other children at preschool, daycare,
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Emotional abuse is a serious form of abuse that may come before, during, or after periods of physical abuse. Emotional abuse is never the fault of the person subjected to it. Emotional abuse can have several long- and short-term effects. These might be physical (racing heart and tremors), psychological (anxiety and guilt), or both. Keep
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Superbugs are germs that have become resistant to the drugs that should destroy them. These drug resistant bacteria and fungi are difficult to control and treat. Often, superbugs are bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. They can also be fungi. Antibiotics are a vital class of drugs that help save many lives. They treat
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People may experience hair loss on the temples for a variety of reasons, including aging, genetics, or lifestyle factors. Although hair loss itself does not affect health, it can sometimes signal an underlying health condition. Whatever the cause, hair loss can be a source of concern for people who experience it. Read on to discover
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Many prescription and some over-the-counter medications can cause hair loss as a side effect. Hair loss as a result of medications is often temporary, meaning normal hair growth will resume when people stop taking the drug.
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Vape consumer advocate groups and vape storeowners around the country hold a rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC on November 9, 2019. Jose Luis Magana | AFP | Getty Images President Trump has scheduled a meeting Friday with the vaping industry executives and public health
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Malaise is a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or fatigue that has no clearly identifiable cause. A person may feel this way for various reasons. Some causes are transient and relatively benign, while others are more chronic and severe. While health issues can cause malaise, people’s experiences and descriptions of this feeling tend to differ,
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If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you are not alone. Help is available online and over the phone right now. Here is a list of hotlines and online resources to help prevent suicide. National Suicide Prevention Hotline (United States) Crisis Text Line The Veterans Crisis Line This service is available to anyone,
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A woman smokes an E-Cigarette at Digital Ciggz in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The American Medical Association called for a total ban on all vaping products that haven’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to help quit smoking, the nation’s largest association of physicians announced Tuesday. “The recent lung
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The medical term for hair loss is alopecia, and it can affect any part of the body, including the legs. Hair loss on the legs is also known as anterolateral leg alopecia. This is because it is visible on the front (anterior) and sides (lateral) of the lower legs. Another name for it is peroneal
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A new paper suggests that certain traditional soup broths may contain active ingredients that could help fight off malaria. Share on PinterestNew research identifies several traditional broths with antimalarial activity. The research appears in the BMJ journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, and professor Jake Baum, from the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College
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The colon is another name for the large intestine. It is an important part of the digestive system. Sometimes, a person can experience pain in this area. After food goes through the stomach, it enters the small intestine, where the body absorbs the majority of its nutrients. Any remaining waste products will then move into
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Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer at Google LLC, speaks during the Google Cloud Next ’19 event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Four Democratic leaders on Monday wrote to Google and the hospital network Ascension Health asking for more information about how patient health
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Nut allergies are among the most common food allergies, and they include reactions to almonds, walnuts, and pecans. An allergy to peanuts, however, is not technically a nut allergy. Many of the 1.2% of people in the United States who are allergic to peanuts may mistakenly believe that they have a nut allergy, but peanuts
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New research finds that following a diet rich in plant-based foods and low in animal products during midlife is associated with a significantly lower risk of cognitive impairment later in life. Share on PinterestEating a plant-based diet in midlife may prevent later cognitive decline. According to the latest estimates from the United Nations, there are
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