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"Key Groups Not Knowledgeable About HPV Vaccine"

(dailyRx News) If there was a vaccine that could possibly prevent cancer, everyone would get it — right? The answer is more complicated than that, as a new study focusing on HPV vaccination showed. The study focused on groups for whom the HPV vaccine is considered relevant, and explored their perceptions and discussions with doctors.…

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"The Mental Health Meds Teens Are Taking"

(dailyRx News) A wide range of psychotropic medications are available to treat mental health conditions, including disorders in teens. But how many teens are actually taking these medications? A recent report found that just over 6 percent of teens were taking some kind of mental health medication. The most commonly taken medications among teens in…

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"Do You Know the Name of Your Medication?"

(dailyRx News) People with chronic conditions often identify their medication by how it looks. However, the increased use of generic medication could make this identification method dangerous. A recent study found that many older adults with hypertension (high blood pressure) did not know the name of their medication. Read more from RxWiki HERE.

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"At-Risk Asthma Patients and the Flu Vaccine"

(dailyRx News) While going without flu vaccination can mean risking an unpleasant few days of sickness for most, it can mean risking major illness and hospital time for those with certain conditions. New research examined seasonal influenza vaccination rates among one particular at-risk group — asthma patients. Read more from RxWiki HERE.

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"Rx Improved Stem Cell Transplant Success and Survival"

(dailyRx News) To avoid potentially lethal complications, stem cell transplants had to use cells donated by relatives of the patient or perfectly matched donors. Not anymore. Researchers are expanding the possibilities. Velcade (bortezomib) added to other preventive medications lowered the incidence of acute graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) and impoved one-year overall survival in patients who received stem…

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"Motivations Behind Rx Non-Compliance in RA"

(dailyRx News) According to Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), about 75 percent of adults don’t take their medications as prescribed. A new study looked at this issue in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Two out of three newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis patients in this study were what the researchers called non-persistent. That is, these patients…

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"Sleeping With Rheumatoid Arthritis"

(dailyRx News) It’s hard to sleep restfully when you’re in pain. Researchers recently analyzed the quality of sleep in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This new study found that poorly controlled rheumatoid arthritis often resulted in sleep disturbances. Read more from RxWiki HERE.

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"Examining Options for Treating High Blood Pressure"

(dailyRx News) High blood pressure is a relatively common condition that can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. A recent review examined the different drug treatment options. In this review, the researchers looked at the four main types of medications for people with chronic high blood pressure. These researchers found that strictly following…

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"Breaking News on Osteoporosis Medications"

(dailyRx News) Women with osteoporosis (brittle bones) have two effective treatment choices: Prolia (denosumab) and Reclast (zoledronic acid). So which is more effective? A recent study did a side-by-side comparison. This study’s investigators found that Prolia increased spine bone mineral density more than Reclast. Women taking Reclast had flu-like symptoms, while those taking Prolia experienced…

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"Hormone May Improve Social Skills in Kids with Autism"

(dailyRx News) Kids with autism can find it hard to understand what other people are feeling. And their communication challenges can make it hard for these children to interact with others. A very small study has shown that a natural hormone may help resolve these challenges. The researchers found that a single nasal spray of…

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"UC Santa Barbara Finds Fourth Meningitis Case"

(dailyRx News) Meningitis cases have been developing at two US universities on opposite coasts. Though students were encouraged not to change holiday travel plans due to these cases, the infections are continuing. This week, the fourth case of meningococcal disease was confirmed at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Health and university officials are now…

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"Rx May Decrease Serious Transplant Side Effect"

(dailyRx News) Stem cell transplants are potentially curative treatments for blood cancer patients. But a common side effect of this procedure, called graft-versus-host disease, can be very serious, even deadly. A small trial showed that Zolinza (vorinostat) halved the incidence of graft-versus-host disease following stem cell transplants in patients with blood cancers. This study found…

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