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Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study

Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study

Children taking the common painkillers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be at risk for acute kidney damage, particularly when the kids are dehydrated, a new study finds. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (commonly called NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (brand names Advil and Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) and ketorolac (Toradol) are used to relieve pain and fever. “The one thing we did see that seemed to be connected to kidney damage was dehydration,” said lead researcher Dr. Jason Misurac, a nephrologist at Indiana…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

The phrase, “Happy wife, happy life,” is scientifically proven; husbands who have happy wives are more satisfied with their lives. Applying vodka on your face cleanses the skin, tightens pores and can prevent acne breakouts.   You can have four to seven dreams in one night. Boredom is the single largest contributor to the use of drugs and alcohol among teens.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source @Fact twitter.com/Fact

This Mineral Fights Depression — And It Is Cheaper And Safer Than Drugs

This Mineral Fights Depression — And It Is Cheaper And Safer Than Drugs

The supplement starts to take effect after only two weeks, the researchers found. Over-the-counter magnesium is a safe and effective way to treat mild to moderate depression, a new study suggests. The mineral magnesium has already been linked to lower inflammation and improvements in depression. Now a new randomised controlled trial has tested the effects of magnesium chloride supplements compared with no treatment. For the research, half of 126 people with mild to moderate depression were given 248mg of magnesium…

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Common Painkillers Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Attack, Study Says

Common Painkillers Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Attack, Study Says

Story highlights A new study links common painkillers called to increased risk of heart attacks Researchers urge doctors and patients to weight the risks and benefits The drugs are not proved to be a a direct cause of heart attacks (CNN)Taking even over-the-counter doses of common painkillers known as NSAIDs – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack in a new study. The likelihood of experiencing a heart attack was calculated to increase…

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Why Kids Younger Than 12 Don’t Need Otc Cough And Cold Remedies

Why Kids Younger Than 12 Don’t Need Otc Cough And Cold Remedies

The common cold season is here, and if you have children, you will likely feel their suffering from these annoying upper respiratory tract viral infections. Children experience more colds, about six to 10 annually, than adults. With each cold producing symptoms of nasal congestion, runny nose, cough and mild fever lasting up to seven to 10 days, it may seem that children are nearly continuously sick. Parents certainly want their ill children to feel better, and they, naturally, want to…

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8 Ways Science Reveals That Hugging Creates a Physiological Response Equivalent To Drugs

8 Ways Science Reveals That Hugging Creates a Physiological Response Equivalent To Drugs

JANUARY 22, 2015 by JOSH RICHARDSON Hugs make you feel good for a reason and it’s not just the loving embrace that gives us that warm feeling in our hearts. It’s much more. It affects the entire body to such an extent that many scientists claim it is equivalent to the effect of many different drugs operating on the body simultaneously. Even seemingly trivial instances of interpersonal touch can help people deal with their emotions with clarity and more effectively….

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How to Improve Digestive Health

How to Improve Digestive Health

Sick? Overweight? Depressed? Blame It on the Bacteria in Your Belly Many types of bacteria are fighting it out in your digestive tract, and the winners can determine your risk for a range of health problems. Here’s how to get the right mix. By Celeste Perron Your belly is a popular place: As many as 100 trillion microbes call it home. Many of them are beneficial bacteria that process hard-to-digest foods, produce nutrients, and—as we’re now learning—guard against disease. “Studies…

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Uruguay says legal marijuana to be good and cheap

Uruguay says legal marijuana to be good and cheap

By Malena Castaldi      MONTEVIDEO     Wed May 7, 2014 (Reuters) – Uruguayans will be allowed to buy enough marijuana to roll about 20 joints a week at a price well below the black market rate, the government said on Tuesday as it detailed a new law legalizing the cannabis trade. Congress in December approved a law allowing the cultivation and sale of marijuana, making Uruguay the first country to do so, with the aim of wresting the business from criminals. Leftist…

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Seniors Can Often Simplify Medication Routines

Seniors Can Often Simplify Medication Routines

By Allison Bond Inez Willis, a senior citizen, cooks on her stovetop at her independent living apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland April 11, 2012. (Reuters Health) – Miscommunication between healthcare providers and patient concerns over drug interactions lead to many seniors having an unnecessarily complicated medication regimen, a new study finds. With a very complicated routine, “it’s easier to forget medications,” said the lead author, Dr. Lee Lindquist, a geriatrician at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “If…

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Psychedelic Mushrooms Could Cure Anxiety for Cancer Patients

Psychedelic Mushrooms Could Cure Anxiety for Cancer Patients

A New York University study is using psilocybin to help patients overcome the fear of death. April 24, 2014  When O.M. was 21 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was a pre-med student at the time. His first reaction was denial, followed by an overwhelming and lasting anxiety, as described in an April 22 Atlantic article by Roc Morin. Even after six rounds of chemotherapy helped O.M. kick the cancer, he was plagued with a devastating fear that the…

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