Mouthwash Cuts Mucositis Pain, Enough to Make a Difference? Mouthwash Cuts Mucositis Pain, Enough to Make a Difference?
Oral rinse containing doxepin or the combination of diphenhydramine, lidocaine, and antacid may help reduce oral mucositis-related pain in head and neck cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Magic mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy
(Mayo Clinic) 'Magic mouthwash,' an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to plaecbo. These were the findings of a multi-institution, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III clinical trial, led by Robert Miller, M.D., an emeritus Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist. Dr. Miller and his colleagues published their findings on Tuesday, April 16, in JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Magic Mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- "Magic mouthwash," an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving?radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to placebo. These were the findings of a multi-institution, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III clinical trial, led by Robert Miller, M.D., [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

ACAAI: School District'Risks Children's Lives' by Not Stocking Epinephrine
(MedPage Today) -- Weatherford, Texas, board votes to use OTC Benadryl instead (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - January 11, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Organic synthesis in a modular robotic system driven by a chemical programming language
The synthesis of complex organic compounds is largely a manual process that is often incompletely documented. To address these shortcomings, we developed an abstraction that maps commonly reported methodological instructions into discrete steps amenable to automation. These unit operations were implemented in a modular robotic platform by using a chemical programming language that formalizes and controls the assembly of the molecules. We validated the concept by directing the automated system to synthesize three pharmaceutical compounds, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, rufinamide, and sildenafil, without any human intervent...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Steiner, S., Wolf, J., Glatzel, S., Andreou, A., Granda, J. M., Keenan, G., Hinkley, T., Aragon-Camarasa, G., Kitson, P. J., Angelone, D., Cronin, L. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Read This If You Take Benadryl To Help You Sleep
Experts discuss whether it's safe to rely on the allergy medicine. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Shouldn’t Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults. A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that roughly one in three adults ages 65 to 80 use these drugs at least occasionally to fall asleep, and OTC meds like Benadryl and Tylenol PM are the pills of choice for sleepless seniors. Experts say this is concerning for a number of reasons. Studies have linked the regular, long-term use of OTC sleep medicines to some potentially serious side effe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health sleep Source Type: news

N.C. Man Dies from Allergic Reaction to Fire Ant Bite
  FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Franklinton family is warning others after the death of a father and husband. Floyd Edwards died September 28 after his family said he had an allergic reaction following a fire ant bite. "There ain't no telling how many times he got bit by fire ants," said Carlton Curtis, Edwards's son. Curtis, his brother, and Edwards were clearing out a trailer on their 45-acre property when he began having problems. "All of a sudden he says - 'Carlton, something's in my throat,'" Curtis said. Edwards drank some water, and then returned to working. Shortly after, he came back to th...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Perchick (WTVD) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

N.C. Man Dies from Allergic Reaction to Fire Ant Bite
  FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Franklinton family is warning others after the death of a father and husband. Floyd Edwards died September 28 after his family said he had an allergic reaction following a fire ant bite. "There ain't no telling how many times he got bit by fire ants," said Carlton Curtis, Edwards's son. Curtis, his brother, and Edwards were clearing out a trailer on their 45-acre property when he began having problems. "All of a sudden he says - 'Carlton, something's in my throat,'" Curtis said. Edwards drank some water, and then returned to working. Shortly after, he came back to th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Perchick (WTVD) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Diphenhydramine Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Diphenhydramine Injection (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 14, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to give infants Benadryl?
Allergic reactions are common in children and infants, but are anti-allergy medicines safe for all ages? Benadryl is not generally safe for use in infants under 2, though it can be used under a doctor's orders in infants between 2 and 5. Learn about the safety, risks, and dosages of Benadryl for infants here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Zyrtec vs. Claritin for treating allergies
Zyrtec and Claritin are two popular antihistamines that can reduce allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and rashes. Zyrtec contains cetirizine and Claritin contains loratadine. Their effects are very similar. We compare their effectiveness, side effects, and other antihistamines such as Allegra and Benadryl. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you drink alcohol while taking antihistamines?
Taking medications can mean other substances, such as alcohol, are more dangerous. Mixing benadryl and alcohol has several distinct dangers to be aware of. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Antihistamine Improves Quality of Sedation During Colonoscopy
(MedPage Today) -- More research needed on diphenhydramine as an adjunct to sedation (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Common Is Hereditary Angioedema?
Discussion Angioedema is edema that is non-pitting, self-limited occurring in non-dependent areas usually in an asymmetric distribution usually on the lips, face, hands, feet, genitals and also in the bowel. It usually develops over minutes to hours (often 1-2 hours) with resolution usually within 24-48 hours. Angioedema often occurs with urticaria but 20% of patients may have isolated angioedema. Acute allergic angioedema is often caused by drugs (including antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), foods, infections, insects, various organic substances (i.e. latex, preservatives, formaldehyde, etc.), and oth...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Important warning for allergy sufferers
I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Confirming Diphenhydramine Use in Overdose
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

diphenhydramine, Benadryl
Title: diphenhydramine, BenadrylCategory: MedicationsCreated: 4/17/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - August 29, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You (And Making You Fat In The Process)
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 5 Tips On Traveling With A Life-Threatening Food Allergy
Traveling with a food allergy or other dietary restrictions can be a scary experience. It’s even more scary when you have had a near-death allergic reaction. Several years ago, I had an allergic reaction after eating some contaminated food in Spain. Thankfully, I survived that trip, but I’ve been much more prepared and cautious during my travels. Here are my top 5 tips: 1. Bring multiple EpiPens. EpiPens are the single most important thing to take with you because they buy you time to get emergency care. A few minutes can mean life or death. In my Spain case, the nurse said that if my travel partner, Daraius, h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It A Poison Ivy Rash? How To Tell — And How To Treat It
By Jessica Migala You’ve probably feared a run-in with poison ivy since you were a kid. Even brushing up against the pointy leaves is risky, says Temitayo A. Ogunleye, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The climbing plant contains an irritating resin, called urushiol, that can transfer to your skin via touch, she explains. You might also be exposed to the oily liquid by a pet who picks up the resin on his fur and then passes it along to you. You can even inhale urushiol if, say, you mow over a large patch of poison ivy in your yard,&n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conn. issues warning to parents about dangers of antihistamines
Connecticut is warning parents about the dangers of administering Benadryl or other antihistamines to children in order to them to calm down or sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Parents warned against using Benadryl to help their children go to sleep
ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the dangers of using Benadryl or other antihistamines to keep children quiet or to go to sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

CT issues warning to parents about dangers of antihistamines
Connecticut is warning parents about the dangers of administering Benadryl or other antihistamines to children in order to them to calm down or sleep. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

39 Tweets That Nail The Difference Between Life Before And After Kids
They say having kids changes everything. While the reality may not be so absolute, parents on Twitter have shown that there is definitely some merit to the statement. Many funny moms and dads tweet about the difference between their laid back childfree years and the experience of being a parent. We’ve rounded up some of the best examples.  Without further ado, here are 39 hilarious tweets that sum up life before and after kids.   Before kids: Kids will help me with everything around the house.After kids: *scrapes foreign object off wall with chisel*— Sara (@sara_ashlynn) December 7, 2016 My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
As the spring weather approaches, many common winter infections recede. However, warmer temperatures can introduce a new set of health challenges. As trees and flowers bloom and grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies, triggering flares of asthma and eczema. And, As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Here are a few tips to keeping your child healthy this spring. Seasonal allergies: What can you do? During allergy season: have your child bathe after spending time outdoors to ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease sunburn Source Type: news

Fatal Mistakes Can't Be Undone
I was at a birthday party approximately 6 years ago for one of my son’s friends. While chatting with the some of the moms in his class, I must have had my back turned when little cups of snacks were passed out to each hungry 5-year-old. I broke out into a cold sweat and my heart started beating in my chest loudly. I was about to yank the cup from his hand when I saw from afar it was from a box of cereal he had eaten countless times before and I knew was safe for his egg, tree nut and peanut allergies. I don’t know what it was, call it “momsense,” but it kept gnawing at me that I did not actually rea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Seven Essential Things You Should Be Doing to Protect Your Skin
What should everyone know about skin, skin care, and dermatology? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Emily Altman, board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, specializing in general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery, on Quora: There are a few things that everyone should know about skin. Skin Cancer Risk Sun damage is cumulative from the very beginning. Sun exposure and sunburns, particularly before age twenty, are a risk factor for skin cancer and especially melanoma. Teachi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric Anaphylaxis Study Lacks Crucial Details
The Research Carrillo E, Hern HG, Barger J. Prehospital administration of epinephrine in pediatric anaphylaxis. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016;20(2):239–244. The Science To assess the rates of administration of epinephrine, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and albuterol to children with allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, the authors reviewed the EMS records of Contra Costa County and Alameda County in California from January 2010 to July 2011. Combined, the two counties serve a population of about 2.3 million people. Of the slightly more than 239,000 patient contacts and 13,000 pediatric transports, paramedics treated 2...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, emotional intelligence, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why You Need Adequate Sleep to Perform We've always...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case series: 8 patients exposed to phony alprazolam (Xanax) containing fentanyl and/or etizolam
3 out of 5 stars Adverse Effects From Counterfeit Alprazolam Tablets. Arens AM et al. Ann Emerg Med 2016 Aug 8 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In March of this year,there were 9 deaths reported in Pinellas County, Florida (the Tampa/St. Petersburg area) associated with fake alprazolam (Xanax) tablets containing fentanyl. Earlier, similar counterfeit pills had been seen around San Francisco and in Monroe County Southern Illinois. This letter, from the University of California-San Francisco and the California Poison Control System describes 8 cases — including 1 cardiac arrest — from that region. A...
Source: The Poison Review - August 25, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical alprazolam counterfeit etizolam fake phony xanax Source Type: news

Postmortem computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging facilitates forensic autopsy in a fatal case of poisoning with formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol - Berger F, Steuer AE, Rentsch K, Gascho D, Stamou S, Sch ärli S, Thali MJ, Krämer T, Flach PM.
A case of fatal poisoning by ingesting formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol by a 25-year-old woman who committed suicide is presented. Prior to autopsy, postmortem computed tomography and postmortem magnetic resonance tomography were performed and rev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Striking increases in postmortem compared to antemortem drug concentrations in a suicidal overdose: a case report - McIntyre IM, Mallett P, Stolberg S, Haas EA, Mena O.
Toxicology testing revealed dramatic increases in whole-blood concentrations of verapamil and diphenhydramine in the short time between hospital admission and death (53 min) in a subject (with a history of overdosing) found unresponsive. While some degree ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What If It Is Not Your Sleep? Exploring Other Causes Of Daytime Fatigue
By Brandon R. Peters, MD When sleep is not refreshing, the feelings of tiredness and fatigue can undermine your daytime function. Beyond common sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia, what are some of the reasons for feeling tired? Explore some of these potential causes, ranging from medications to diet and exercise, and try to discover what you can do to feel better. Understanding the Role of Sleep Disorders First, it is important to recognize that there is a difference between sleepiness and fatigue. Sleepiness is the strong desire for sleep that often immediately precedes falling asleep. It is some...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists link Tylenol PM, Benadryl and other common allergy meds to dementia and permanent cognitive impairment
(NaturalNews) If you take certain common over-the-counter allergy and sleep medications, you could be getting a lot more than you bargained for. You might stop sneezing and get that good's night sleep you've been craving, but you might also find that your memory is not quite as good... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nighttime sleep-aid helps people experiencing occasional sleeplessness, study suggests
New research shows that an over-the-counter sleep aid helps people suffering from occasional sleep difficulties fall asleep in less than 20 minutes, on average, and improves their reported quality of sleep. The first-of-its-kind study characterizes the sleep benefits of diphenhydramine HCI (DPH), marketed for decades as a sleep-aid. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New study shows nighttime sleep-aid helps people experiencing occasional sleeplessness
(Spectrum) New research presented today at SLEEP 2016 shows that an over-the-counter sleep aid helps people suffering from occasional sleep difficulties fall asleep in less than 20 minutes, on average, and improves their reported quality of sleep. The first-of-its-kind study characterizes the sleep benefits of diphenhydramine HCI (DPH), marketed for decades as a sleep-aid. The study also demonstrates that the liquid product ZzzQuil™ helped people with occasional sleeplessness achieve significantly better sleep. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

8 Remedies for Minor Pet Emergencies
1. Problem: Nail injury. Dogs and cats can slice up their nails in a variety of ways - everything from a too-close nail trim that nicks the quick, to running outdoors over sharp rocks. Solution: Styptic powder. If you don't have styptic powder on hand, for minor bleeding grab either cornstarch or flour from your kitchen, pour some into a small bowl, and dip the injured paw into the powder to stop the bleeding. 2. Problem: Bee sting. Most bee stings occur on a paw or the face. Not only are bee stings painful, but your pet could also have an allergic reaction. Solution: Credit card and quercetin. If you need to remove th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thomas’ story: Overcoming Kawasaki, a rare pediatric heart disease
Thomas after his second round of treatment for Kawasaki It took three trips to the doctor’s office and consults with four different providers for Valerie Flynn to finally get to the bottom of her son’s suffering. Thomas’s confluence of symptoms was puzzling: a high fever that wouldn’t go away for five days, all-over itchiness with a head-to-toe rash; bloodshot eyes and absolute exhaustion. “Thomas’ doctors kept telling me it must be a virus and to give him Benadryl for the itch and Tylenol for the fever, but those did nothing to help,” says Valerie. “That&...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 24, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Diseases & Conditions Annette Baker Dr. Jane Newburger Heart Center Kawasaki Disease Program Source Type: news

3 Surprising Things That Increase Your Dementia Risk
SPECIAL FROM “As many as five million Americans age 65 and older may have Alzheimer’s Disease, and that number is expected to double for every five-year interval beyond age 65.” — the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke. While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, it is not the only form. Risk factors for all kinds of dementia include, age, alcohol use, smoking, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, and genetics. However, researchers have found some startling connections that show other surprising factors that can heighten your risk: Risk Factor #1: Anticho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Hacks To Get Your Best Sleep This Allergy Season
Seasonal allergies or asthma affect more than 60 million Americans, according to estimates, and more than 75 percent of those people report their allergies cause them to lose sleep, resulting in drowsy days. Unfortunately, it’s easy to bring lots of allergens from the outside into our bedrooms. They unknowingly cling to our clothes, hair and pets, and can land on our garments in closets and drawers, carpeting, drapes and upholstery (did somebody say “dust ruffle”?). Indeed, one of the worst offenders is dust. Did you know that up to 80 percent of the dust in your bedroom either was or still is alive, a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If you use Benadryl, Paxil, Dramamine it's REALLY time to stop: definite links to dementia, cognitive damage found with these OTC allergy drugs
(NaturalNews) Over-the-counter drugs, many of them formerly only available by prescription, are in abundance, and they supposedly treat a wide range of conditions and minor illnesses. But new research shows that many of these come with a host of side effects and potential side effects... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do hay fever tablets shrink your brain?
A new study suggests that some popular medicines – including allergy pills – could be harmful. But wait before you sneeze your way through the summer …Those planning a bathroom cabinet clear-out following headlines about a range of popular over-the-counter medicines causing brain shrinkage might want to reconsider.New research has concluded that people regularly taking popular drugs including Clarityn and Piriton for hay fever and other allergies, the sleeping tablet Nytol, and Night Nurse Liquid containing promethazine did worse in cognitive tests and showed signs of loss of brain cells and connections....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nic Fleming Tags: Drugs Health & wellbeing Life and style Science Source Type: news

[Research Article] On-demand continuous-flow production of pharmaceuticals in a compact, reconfigurable system
Pharmaceutical manufacturing typically uses batch processing at multiple locations. Disadvantages of this approach include long production times and the potential for supply chain disruptions. As a preliminary demonstration of an alternative approach, we report here the continuous-flow synthesis and formulation of active pharmaceutical ingredients in a compact, reconfigurable manufacturing platform. Continuous end-to-end synthesis in the refrigerator-sized [1.0 meter (width) × 0.7 meter (length) × 1.8 meter (height)] system produces sufficient quantities per day to supply hundreds to thousands of oral or topica...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Andrea Adamo Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
The beginning of spring often brings warm weather and hours of outdoor fun, and many common winter infections recede. Unfortunately, spring weather can bring its own health challenges. As soon as the trees and flowers bloom, flowers bud and the grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies cause sneezing, runny nose and itchy red eyes and can trigger flares of asthma and eczema. As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Read on for the parents’ guide to spring health. Seasonal allergi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease poion ivy sunburn Source Type: news