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Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold: Truth or Myth? by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We’ve all heard it before: “Bundle up o ... Read on »
Bronchitis Symptoms and Treatments by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine After a cold or flu, the two main bra ... Read on »
Antimicrobial Resistance Clinical Trials Launched by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Four new contracts for large-scale clin ... Read on »
Study Models H1N1 Flu Spread by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As the United States prepares for the u ... Read on »
20,000+ Annual Foodborne Illnesses Reported, Says CDC by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A total of 1,097 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported in 2007 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a CDC analysis. State investig ... Read on »
World Health Organization Declares End to H1N1 Influenza Pandemic by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee and the WHO Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, today declared an ... Read on »
U.S. Adult Obesity Rates on the Rise by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine More U.S. Adults Report Being Obese No State Has Met 2010 National Goal of 15 Percent Adult Obesity Prevalence The number of states with an obesity prevale ... Read on »
90% of U.S. Adults Get Too Much Salt by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Less than 10 percent of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium intake to recommended levels, according to a new report, “Sodium Intake in Adults – United States, 2 ... Read on »
Recreational Use of Prescription Drugs Among Teens by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Twenty percent of high school students in the United States have taken a prescription drug, such as OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax, wi ... Read on »
Arthritis Impact on African-Americans and Hispanics by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Arthritis causes more pain and limitations for African-Americans and Hispanics than for whites, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Co ... Read on »
Generic Versions of Cozaar and Hyzaar Tablets Approved for Hypertension Treatment by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved today the first generic versions of two drugs used for the treatment of hypertension. Losartan potassium tablets ... Read on »
New OxyContin Formulation Designed to Discourage Abuse of the Drug by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new formulation of the controlled-release drug OxyContin that has been designed to help discourage misuse ... Read on »
Asclera Approved by FDA for Varicose Vein Treatment by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Asclera (polidocanol) injection for the treatment of small types of abnormally swollen or twisted veins call ... Read on »
Kids with Sickle Cell Disease More Likely to Have Physical and Developmental Health Problems by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The first national estimate on the health status of children with sickle cell disease revealed that black children with sickle cell disease are more likely to h ... Read on »
Herpes Prevalent in 16 Percent of Americans Aged 14-49 by MedNews Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine About 1 in 6 Americans (16.2 percent) between the ages of 14 and 49 is infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), according to a national health survey r ... Read on »