Codeine pain reliever frequently prescribed to children in emergency departments (dailyRx News) Some medications that can help adults can be dangerous to the small, developing bodies of children. A new study found that one such medication may be used more than recommended in kids. This new study focused on the use of codeine, a pain…

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H Influenzae seemed to target pregnant women and brings high risk of miscarriage (dailyRx News) Pregnant women are prone to morning sickness, fluid retention and even thinning hair. But new research suggests they are also more prone to developing a certain infection that can cause problems for their unborn child. British researchers found that pregnant…

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Physical activity after cancer diagnosis may extend the lives of men (dailyRx News) Staying physically active is now considered to be the fountain of youth. People who spend time moving tend to live longer. Does this hold true for cancer survivors? The more physically active male cancer survivors were less likely to die from cancer…

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Diabetes risk may be determined sooner than previously thought (dailyRx News) Diabetes greatly increases the possibility of having a heart attack or stroke. Early detection and treatment, however, can prevent further progression of the disease. People with diabetes can have too much blood sugar in their system, which in time can damage blood vessels and…

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Diabetes may be warded off by consuming coffee whether it is regular or decaf (dailyRx News) Drinking six cups of coffee a day may seem extreme to some, but it could cut the risk of getting diabetes. For those worried about caffeine intake, decaf may work just as well. Studies have found that a combination…

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Heart failure risk rose in men who sat for long periods and did not get physical activity (dailyRx News) While sitting may not seem harmful, a sedentary lifestyle may raise the risk of heart disease and premature death. Inactivity may also increase the chances of heart failure in men. Heart failure affects an estimated 5.7…

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Mediterranean diet reduced peripheral artery disease risk (dailyRx News) Could consuming the healthy fats, fish and perhaps even red wine of the Mediterranean diet help prevent a certain artery disease? Maybe so, according to a new study. This Spanish study followed older adults who consumed either a Mediterranean diet or a low-fat diet for several…

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Glaucoma was less likely to lead to blindness when diagnosed in more recent years (dailyRx News) Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness around the world, but one new study shows how much improvement has been made, and how much more needs to be made. This new study showed that patients diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma…

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High blood pressure readings at home rather than a clinic may identify likely heart trouble (dailyRx News) High blood pressure can be a “masked” villain. Readings at a clinic may show normal blood pressure levels, while home readings may give a more accurate view of cardiovascular health. A new study found that patients who had…

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Risk factors associated with persistent insomnia were poor sleep quality and low mental health quality of life (dailyRx News) Many people have insomnia symptoms from time to time, but who’s at risk for persistent insomnia? That’s a question researchers recently set out to answer. These researchers found that poor sleep quality and poor mental health…

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