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Pharmacists can play an important role in managing your health, and managing your health is not just about taking your medication.

How are Dexedrine and Adderall different?

Dexedrine and Adderall are brand names for two of the most widely prescribed stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD.The medications share a similar set of possible side effects, risks, and warnings. But...

Dengue Vaccine Use Should Be Restricted: WHO

Use of the vaccine for dengue should be used "exclusively or almost exclusively in people who have already been infected with dengue," the World Health Organization's independent vaccines group says. Latest Infectious Disease News After a two-day meeting this week,...

Even Flies Enjoy Ejaculation: Study

Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It seems that males of many species -- even the common fruit fly -- get a real buzz from ejaculation. And, like some human males, if denied sex, male fruit flies will turn to boozing instead....

His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way

Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than men to suffer a knee injury called an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But -- surprisingly -- the injury occurs the same way in both genders, a new study reveals. Prior...

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?

Adderall is most commonly used to treat attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. According to research, many people who use Adderall drink alcohol while taking the medication.A 2013 study found that 46.4 percent of students who used Adderall non-medically...

Skin Sensor Might Someday Track Alcoholics' Booze Intake

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An injectable sensor that could provide ongoing monitoring of the alcohol intake of people receiving addiction treatment is in development. The miniature biosensor would be placed just...

How long can a person live with congestive heart failure?

Congestive heart failure is a progressive disease that gets worse over time, especially if it remains untreated. It is often caused by other conditions that weaken the heart, such as:There are four stages of congestive heart failure (CHF), each with a different...

How music helps the heart find its beat

"Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation," wrote scientist Oliver Sacks. Medical research lends credibility to his observation, as classical music is known to lower heart rate and blood pressure. However, a new study shows that a little "mediation"...

What is serum cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of body fat, or lipid. A serum cholesterol level is a measurement of certain elements in the blood, including the amount of high- and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL and LDL) in a person's blood.Serum cholesterol levels also show the...

A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

Latest Healthy Kids News SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing its signs can help savvy students avoid it, one psychologist says. "Burnout is described as...

How much menthol does it take to overdose?

Cough drops can be helpful for a sore throat or a nagging cough. In general, cough drops cannot cause an overdose and are safe to use. Their active ingredient, menthol, can result in an overdose in extremely high amounts, but these are hard to get from eating even...

How to get rid of trapped gas

Gas trapped in the intestines can be incredibly uncomfortable. It may cause sharp pain, cramping, swelling, tightness, and even bloating.Most people pass gas between 13 and 21 times a day. When gas is blocked from escaping, diarrhea or constipation may be responsible....

Yoga Can Soothe Anxious Grade Schoolers

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests. In the study, 52 third-graders who had symptoms of anxiety were randomly assigned to take part in either yoga/mindfulness...

Health Tip: Signs of Abuse at an Eldercare Facility

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'Good' cholesterol tied to higher infectious disease risk

What is typically referred to as "good cholesterol" is now facing closer scrutiny from researchers. A new study has found a link between a higher risk of infectious diseases and high and low levels of this type of cholesterol alike.Are your HDL cholesterol levels too...

Video Games May Be OK for Toddlers — If Mom or Dad Join In

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents, you may be able to stop feeling guilty about letting your toddlers play video games -- as long as you're playing with them. That's the suggestion of a small...

How many times a day should a person pee?

Many people wonder how often they should pee. While no set number is considered normal, people on average urinate six or seven times a day.Several factors can influence how often an individual pees throughout the day. Medications, supplements, foods, and beverages can...

Possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest

A bubbling feeling in the chest is a sensation that a person might describe as cracking, gurgling, or as if a bubble is about to burst. Many people experience it, and it has a variety of causes. Treatment depends on the cause.This bubbling feeling is linked to a...