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New Drug Treats Dogs Scared by Loud Noises

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:51

Pexion (imepitoin tablets), just approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is for dogs scared by loud noises such as fireworks, street/traffic racket, and gun shots.

1 in 10 Will Develop Eczema in Their Lifetime

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:39

A new report confirms that eczema risk is common among children, that risk starts to drop off by young adulthood and middle age, but rises again when people reach their 70s.

Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Makes Another Advance

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:15

The therapy targets the genetic flaw that causes sickle cell. In a small group of patients, researchers said the therapy appears safe and effective enough to keep moving forward into larger trials.

Toxic Amounts of Vitamin D Spur Dog Food Recall

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:15

If your dog has eaten any of the recalled brands and show these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately, the FDA said.

Are You a Victim of 'Clean Plate' Syndrome?

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:15

In recent experiments, scientists repeatedly found that a single item left on the plate exerted a much stronger end-of-meal pull than multiple items, whether it be chocolate-covered almonds, cookies or pizza.

CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:56

As of Nov. 30, there had been 134 cases of AFM confirmed in 33 states out of 299 cases reported to the CDC. This is an increase of 18 confirmed cases from the previous week, but most of the latest confirmed cases occurred in September and October.

Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors Say

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:24

An unidentified nurse who was allegedly fired for refusing a flu shot drew the attention of protesters, who rallied in support of what they said was a violation of her rights.

Do Soaps, Shampoos Push Girls Into Early Puberty?

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:15

A research team has found that the higher the levels of specific chemicals including phthalates, parabens and phenols in mothers' or daughters' bodies, the earlier the puberty" among girls.

Most Americans Lie to Their Doctors

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:15

Between 60 and 80 percent of people admit they avoid telling their doctor details that could be relevant to their well-being.

Fetal Alcohol Costs: $23,000 A Year Per Case

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:15

Children with fetal alcohol syndrome face a range of lifelong problems including birth defects, growth problems, developmental delays, intellectual disability and behavioral disorders, all of which can require costly care.

Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

WebMD - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 13:15

A federal study reported last week that one in 40 children have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and a second study that was published online Dec. 3 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics arrived at the same conclusion. Previously, it was estimated that one in 59 children have autism.

What's Herd Immunity, and How Does It Protect Us?

WebMD - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:41

When lots of people in an area are vaccinated, fewer people get sick. Then fewer germs are around to spread from person to person. This concept is called herd immunity, or community immunity.

Pediatricians: Simple Playtime Beats Digital Toys

WebMD - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:15

The best toys for babies and young children are traditional playthings like dolls, cars, blocks and crayons rather than virtual ones, like games played on mobile devices or talking animals that read stories out loud, American’s pediatricians say.

Some Some Types of Epilepsy Riskier In Pregnancy

WebMD - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:15

Women with frontal lobe epilepsy, in which seizures begin in the front of the brain, have a higher chance having more seizures during pregnancy, a small new study suggests.

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies

WebMD - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:36

George Herbert Walker Bush, the nation's oldest living former president, has died at the age of 94.

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

WebMD - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:15

Women who are emotionally tormented by a spouse or partner may suffer from more night sweats, painful sex and hot flashes when their periods stop, researchers say.

What to Expect as a Caregiver

WebMD - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 14:26

Many Americans are caregivers, bus some aren’t prepared for the job when it falls into their lap. Read advice for caregivers as they embark on their new role.

Global Spike in Measles a 'Serious Concern'

WebMD - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 14:22

Due to gaps in vaccination coverage, there were measles outbreaks in all regions of the world, killing an estimated 110,000 people in 2017.

Vaporized Pot Means a Higher High

WebMD - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:15

Marijuana vaporizers heat pot to a temperature just below combustion, allowing people to inhale the intoxicating chemical THC from the plant material without breathing in any smoke.

Polio-Like Illness in Kids Often Misdiagnosed?

WebMD - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:15

Some children diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) actually have some other neurological disorder, a new study suggests.