Drugs.com - Daily MedNews 6 April 2018

Kids in Tough Neighborhoods Head to ER More Often

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Growing up in a disadvantaged neighborhood may mean more visits to the emergency room, a new study suggests. When children came from areas of "low opportunity," they were about one-third more likely to have been treated at...

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COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in Childhood

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- COPD may seem like an adult disease, often tied to smoking. But two new studies suggest it could have roots in life's earliest years. Kids with issues such as asthma or those exposed to secondhand smoke may be more...

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Sometimes, Headaches Can Be an Emergency. Here's When.

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Nearly everyone has a headache now and then. Most of the time, relief is just an over-the-counter pill away. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve tension, or getting treatment for sinus infections can get rid of...

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New Hope Against Disease That Brings a Colorless World

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Imagine a world in black and white. That's the plight of people with an extremely rare condition called blue cone monochromacy, an inherited eye disease that renders people unable to see color. But there's a glimmer of hope...

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Health Highlights: April 6, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Hawaii Legalizes Medically-Assisted Suicide A bill legalizing medically-assisted suicide in Hawaii was signed into law Thursday by Gov. David...

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Health Tip: Understanding Electrolytes

-- Electrolytes are naturally occurring minerals that contain an electric charge. They are found in your blood, urine, other bodily fluids and tissues. Examples contained in certain foods and beverages include: sodium, calcium, potassium, chorine,...

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Health Tip: Preparing for a Blood Test

-- Having blood drawn is a mainstay of a routine annual physical. Never provided a blood sample? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute describes what to expect: A technician usually will draw blood from a vein in your arm. Less often, the...

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