New Therapy May Prevent Tough-to-Treat Migraines

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HealthDay News : 17-Apr-2018

The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope -- the first of a new class of drugs aimed at warding off the headaches.

Researchers found that the injected drug, called erenumab, could prevent migraines if other treatments fail to do so.

Erenumab (brand name

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Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

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HealthDay News : 17-Apr-2018

In a small, early study, a nasal spray containing the club drug ketamine appears to quickly help ease depression and even curb thoughts of suicide.

Psychiatrists were cautiously optimistic about the anesthetic's potential for treating the mood disorder.

"This study only had 68 people enrolled, which is a limitation, so there

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Skin Sensor Might Someday Track Alcoholics' Booze Intake

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HealthDay News : 17-Apr-2018

An injectable sensor that could provide ongoing monitoring of the alcohol intake of people receiving addiction treatment is in development.

The miniature biosensor would be placed just beneath the skin surface and be powered wirelessly by a wearable device, such as a smartwatch or patch, the University of California, San Diego

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Go Nuts for Heart Health

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HealthDay News : 17-Apr-2018

The crunchy goodness of peanuts, walnuts, cashews and other nuts may be just what the cardiologist ordered, new research suggests.

The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect. However, the analysis of health data on more than 61,000 Swedes aged 45 and older found regularly eating nuts was tied to lower risks for heart

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Can Mom-to Be's' Weight Affect Daughters' Risk for Early Puberty?

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HealthDay News : 17-Apr-2018

Girls whose moms were overweight or had high blood sugar during pregnancy may be more likely to enter puberty early, a large new study suggests.

The Kaiser Permanente researchers said their findings could lead to new strategies to curb early puberty, which can have adverse long-term health effects for girls.

"We

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Health Tip: If You're Pregnant and Have Diabetes

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HealthDay News : 17-Apr-2018

Women who have diabetes should take precautions to ensure that both mother and baby stay healthy throughout pregnancy.

High maternal blood sugar can harm the developing baby, resulting in birth defects or miscarriage. This is especially true during the first few weeks of pregnancy, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive

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