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This Amount of Exercise Keeps Your Heart Young
New research suggests that in order to keep your heart in the best shape, you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes four to five times per week. It’s well established that weekly exercise is important, and current government recommendations advise people to exercise for 150 minutes every week. But for people specifically interested in making sure their hearts are healthy, there’s been some debate over how much exercise is necessary. As people age, their arteries, which are critical for transporting blood in and out of the heart, are at risk for stiffening and causing disease. Though the researchers of ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Here ’s How Often You Should Exercise to Keep Your Heart Young
New research suggests that in order to keep your heart in the best shape, you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes four to five times per week. It’s well established that weekly exercise is important, and current government recommendations advise people to exercise for 150 minutes every week. But for people specifically interested in making sure their hearts are healthy, there’s been some debate over how much exercise is necessary. As people age, their arteries, which are critical for transporting blood in and out of the heart, are at risk for stiffening and causing disease. Though the researchers of ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

How New Abortion Restrictions Would Affect Women ’ s Health Care
The Trump administration ’ s proposal to bar certain federal funds from abortion providers has raised complicated questions about reproductive health care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Tags: Birth Control and Family Planning Women's Rights Abortion United States Politics and Government Medicaid Planned Parenthood Federation of America Trump, Donald J Women and Girls Reagan, Ronald Wilson Source Type: news

Proposed Restrictions on Title X Funds Stirs Up Hornet's Nest Proposed Restrictions on Title X Funds Stirs Up Hornet's Nest
Although a new Title X rule is yet to be officially released by the Trump administration, the topic has elicited strong reactions from groups on both sides of the abortion debate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for incident falls in older men and women: the English LongitudinalSstudy of ageing - Gale CR, Westbury LD, Cooper C, Dennison EM.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major cause of disability and death in older people, particularly women. Cross-sectional surveys suggest that some risk factors associated with a history of falls may be sex-specific, but whether risk factors for incident falls diff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effect of a balance-training programme on postural balance, aerobic capacity and frequency of falls in women with osteoporosis: a randomized controlled trial - Miko I, Szerb I, Szerb A, Bender T, Poor G.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a 12-month complex balance-training programme on static and dynamic postural balance, aerobic capacity and frequency of falls in women with established osteoporosis. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial in whi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The role of maternal acceptance in mediating child outcomes among substance using women experiencing intimate partner violence - Cully L, Wu Q, Slesnick N.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent in the United States, and many women who experience IPV have children in their care. Substance use is common among this population and affects parenting behaviors such as maternal acceptance and child outcomes. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The maternal brain in women with a history of early-life maltreatment: an imagination-based fMRI study of conflictual versus pleasant interactions with children - Neukel C, Bertsch K, Fuchs PhD A, Zietlow AL, Reck C, Moehler E, Brunner R, Bermpohl F, Herpertz SC.
BACKGROUND: Early-life maltreatment has severe consequences for the affected individual, and it has an impact on the next generation. To improve understanding of the intergenerational effects of abuse, we investigated the consequences of early-life maltrea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Accidental or intentional exposure to potentially toxic medications, natural toxins and chemicals during pregnancy: analysis of data from Tox Info Suisse - Vogel T, L üde S, Baumgartner R, Rauber-Lüthy C, Simões-Wüst AP.
OBJECTIVE: Affected women and health professionals are still often unsure about how to react to exposures to potentially harmful agents during pregnancy. We wanted to find out which agents worry both pregnant women and professionals, under what circumstanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is cannabis a risk factor for suicide attempts in men and women with psychotic illness? - Waterreus A, Di Prinzio P, Badcock JC, Martin-Iverson M, Jablensky A, Morgan VA.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether recent cannabis use by men and women with psychotic disorders was associated with increased risk of suicide attempt, and to determine associated factors, stratified by sex. METHODS: Data from 1065 men and 725 women... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence against women: systematic review and meta-analyses of prospective-longitudinal studies - Yakubovich AR, St öckl H, Murray J, Melendez-Torres GJ, Steinert JI, Glavin CEY, Humphreys DK.
BACKGROUND: The estimated lifetime prevalence of physical or sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) is 30% among women worldwide. Understanding risk and protective factors is essential for designing effective prevention strategies. OBJECTIVES: To q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Walking variations in healthy women wearing high-heeled shoes: shoe size and heel height effects - Di Sipio E, Piccinini G, Pecchioli C, Germanotta M, Iacovelli C, Simbolotti C, Cruciani A, Padua L.
BACKGROUND: The use of high heels is widespread in modern society in professional and social contests. Literature showed that wearing high heels can produce injurious effects on several structures from the toes to the pelvis. No studies considered shoe len... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Correlates of domestic violence perpetration reporting among recently-married men residing in slums in Pune, India - Kalokhe AS, Iyer SR, Gadhe K, Katendra T, Paranjape A, del R ío C, Stephenson R, Sahay S.
Domestic violence (DV) is prevalent in low-income and slum-dwelling communities in India. To date, the focus of DV prevention in resource-poor settings has largely been with women. We herein aim to identify correlates of DV perpetration to help inform futu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

GenerateHope: a comprehensive treatment model for sex-trafficked women - Munsey S, Miller HE, Rugg T.
GenerateHope (GH) is a San Diego-based 501c3 nonprofit organization providing fully integrated, comprehensive rehabilitation services to adult female survivors of sex trafficking. While best practices for working with survivors of sex trafficking are slowl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mediating justice: women's perceptions of fairness in the civil protection order process - Hefner MK, Baboolal AA, Fleury-Steiner RE, Miller SL.
Mediation use has grown rapidly in the past few decades as an efficacious method of civil dispute resolution. However, early research suggests that civil mediation may cause further harm to victims of intimate partner abuse because, based on the inherent p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sexual violence against women and care in the health sector in Santa Catarina - Brazil - Delziovo CR, Coelho EBS, d'Orsi E, Lindner SR.
This is a study on sexual violence against women in the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina notified to the Notifiable Diseases Information System (SINAN) in the period 20082013. It aimed to estimate pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) resul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The effect of sex and perpetrator-victim relationship on perceptions of domestic homicide - Karlsson LC, Mal én T, Kaakinen JK, Antfolk J.
Previous research on how stereotypes affect perceptions of intimate partner violence and domestic homicide has found that violence committed by men is perceived as more severe and judged more harshly than violence committed by women. The present mock jury ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

To honor and obey: perceptions and disclosure of sexual assault among honor ideology women - McLean CL, Crowder MK, Kemmelmeier M.
The overwhelming majority of rapes goes unreported. To better understand the sociocultural mechanisms behind why underreporting may occur, three studies (total n  = 1,481) examine how women's endorsement of honor values influence the perceptions of rape... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Gender- and age-varying associations of sensation seeking and substance use across young adulthood - Evans-Polce RJ, Schuler MS, Schulenberg JE, Patrick ME.
INTRODUCTION: Sensation seeking is associated with elevated risk for substance use among adolescents and young adults. However, whether these associations vary across age for young men and women is not well characterized. METHODS: Using data from t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Levels of coercive control differentiate between groups of victims of intimate partner violence in Colombia - Jaramillo-Sierra AL, Carvajal-Villalobos LA.
The authors used Johnson's typology of intimate partner violence (IPV) to examine groupings of women experiencing physical violence within their intimate relationships according to coercive control levels. Analyses were conducted using data from the 2010 C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Aggression in women: behavior, brain and hormones - Denson TF, O'Dean SM, Blake KR, Beames JR.
We review the literature on aggression in women with an emphasis on laboratory experimentation and hormonal and brain mechanisms. Women tend to engage in more indirect forms of aggression (e.g., spreading rumors) than other types of aggression. In laborato... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Postnatal depression and intimate partner violence: a nationwide clinic-based cross-sectional study in Malaysia - Ahmad NA, Silim UA, Rosman A, Mohamed M, Chan YY, Mohd Kasim N, Yusof M, Abd Razak MA, Omar M, Abdul Aziz FA, Jamaluddin R, Ismail F, Ibrahim N, Aris T.
This study aimed to investigate the relatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

DES Raises ADHD Risk in Grandchildren DES Raises ADHD Risk in Grandchildren
Grandchildren of women who took diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy had a higher risk for ADHD compared with those whose grandmothers were not exposed to the drug in pregnancy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Very Obese Women: Lose Weight in Pregnancy for Healthy Baby Very Obese Women: Lose Weight in Pregnancy for Healthy Baby
IOM 2009 recommendations are adequate for normal and overweight women but not the thin and obese, finds a study that explores optimal gestational weight gain for pregnant women of different maternal BMIs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

This is What the Challenging Life of a Millennial Caregiver Looks Like
Family caregivers provide essential, often unpaid work in the U.S.: they help family members with tasks like bathing and eating, coordinating insurance coverage and managing medications. But what a caregiver looks like in America is changing. Although the typical unpaid family caregiver is a 49-year-old white woman, about 10 million Americans between ages 18 and 34, of all different backgrounds, are now the caregivers for a family member or friend, according to a new report by AARP. One out of four family caregivers in the U.S. is a millennial. And as Baby Boomers age and need more support, this young group is becoming an ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Baby Boomers caregiving Retirement Source Type: news

Sexual Trauma Linked to Depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain Sexual Trauma Linked to Depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain
A history of trauma, including sexual assault, increases risk for several serious mental health and chronic medical conditions in women, a nearly 400-person study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nestlé Skin Health Announces the FDA Approval of Restylane(R) Lyft for Hands, the First and Only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal Filler for Use in the Back of Hands
New Survey Shows Nearly Two out of Three Women Believe Their Hands Make Them Look Older than Their Age1† FORT WORTH, Texas, May 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nestlé Skin Health, a global leader focused on meeting the worl... Devices, Dermatology, FDA Nestlé Skin Health, Restylane Lyft, Restylane, dermal filler (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:New HIV Infections Among Pregnant Women Raise Concerns
[Guardian] Concerns and fears have arisen over the gradual spike in the number of women that have tested positive to Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Lagos State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Caring for Olympic Team a Golden Opportunity
Allyson Howe, M.D., wanted a career that included caring for athletes. She achieved that goal as the head physician for the Olympic champion U.S. women's hockey team. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Canadian reunites with doctor who saved her life after premature birth
Canadian woman Rachelle Mainse, who was born prematurely at 30 weeks, has reunited with the doctor who saved her life at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 30 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of women say Essure birth control caused intense pain
The device is the subject of nearly 27,000 complaints to the FDA since its approval in 2002 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of women raise concerns about Essure birth control device
Tens of thousands of women say they suffered painful and serious side-effects from a medical device meant as a permanent birth control option. The device known as Essure is the subject of nearly 27,000 complaints to the FDA since its approval in 2002. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK engineering's gender imbalance is embarrassing, leading figure says
Britain ’s record on employing female engineers is worst in Europe, says Hayaatun Sillem, CEO of the Royal Academy of EngineeringThe failure of British engineering companies to increase the proportion of women they employ above 10% is a source of embarrassment, one of the profession ’s leading figures has said.Hayaatun Sillem, chief executive of theRoyal Academy of Engineering, said the gender imbalance was particularly frustrating given the significant progress made by other countries and in professions like law and medicine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Engineering Science The gender gap UK news Technology Source Type: news

CBT for Working Women With Hot Flushes and Night Sweats CBT for Working Women With Hot Flushes and Night Sweats
Could a self-help cognitive behavior booklet be an effective management option for postmenopausal working women experiencing problematic hot flushes and night sweats?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Pregnancy drug DES might have triggered ADHD in the grandchildren of women who used it
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A new study reported elevated odds for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the grandchildren of users of diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic estrogen commonly known as DES prescribed between 1938 and 1971 to prevent pregnancy complications. This is the first study to provide evidence of the potential neurodevelopmental consequences of DES use across generations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New hope for women with fistula injuries
(University of Michigan) The health care systems in the United States and other industrialized countries have outgrown many of the childbirth-related injuries that are still very problematic in poor countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnacy
(University of Bristol) A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children.Scientists at the University of Bristol looked at the assumption that mercury exposure during pregnancy is a major cause of autism using evidence from nearly 4500 women who took part in the Children of the 90s study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elderly women who do resistance training have stronger muscles and are less frail
(Natural News) Older women who do resistance training have stronger muscles and are less frail than those who don’t, according to a study published in the journal Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. The study suggested that even though regular physical activity may help elderly women enhance their mobility, it may not help with their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack
This report breaks n ew ground in bringing information providers together and demonstrating the value of collaboration.”TheSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the communications secretariat and a member,  consists of more than 35 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest. The coalition raises awareness of global attacks on health and presses governments and United Nations agencies for greater global action to protect the security of health care.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Access the report hereSee an overview of the dataTake a look at t...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas Physicians Adopt “Zero Maternal Deaths” Goal
The Texas Medical Association (TMA) will not rest until maternal mortality is eliminated in Texas. Carlos J. Cardenas, MD, TMA ’s immediate past president, threw down a gauntlet today to his physician colleagues — a goal of zero deaths among Texas women who are pregnant or new mothers. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aggression and helping as responses to same-sex and opposite-sex rejection in men and women - Rajchert J, Konopka K, Boguszewski P.
Research shows that interpersonal rejection increases aggression and decreases helping toward the rejecter. Based on the assumptions of the evolutionary approach, it was hypothesized that aggression would be higher and helping would be lower after rejectio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Hickory Harvest Recalls Certain Island Fruit Mix and Organic Nut Mix Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Hickory Harvest Foods of Akron, Ohio is voluntarily recalling specific lots due to the potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal infection in pregnant women. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

U.S. plans to provide several million dollars for Ebola outbreak in Congo
The United States is planning to provide several million dollars to support the global response to the growing Ebola outbreak in Congo, officials said Friday. Details are being finalized, and an announcement is expected early next week. The outbreak, the most serious since the 2014 West Africa epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people, does […]Related:Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referralsNIH halts $100 million study of moderate drinking that is funded by alcohol industryEgg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse (Source: W...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety weakens your bones by cutting vitamin D and boosting cortisol
For the first time, an Italian study has revealed a link between higher anxiety levels and greater risks of brittle, fragile bones in postmenopausal women who are at greater risks for osteoporosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare tied to earlier cancer detection in young women
(Reuters Health) - Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision allowing adult children to stay on their parents' health insurance policy until age 26, young women with gynecological cancers were diagnosed and treated sooner, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleep Disturbance Common With Anorexia or Bulimia Sleep Disturbance Common With Anorexia or Bulimia
Women with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia may also experience significant trouble sleeping, suggests a small study in Egypt.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

US, EU Warn About Birth Defect Risk From Dolutegravir US, EU Warn About Birth Defect Risk From Dolutegravir
The FDA and EMA have warned about a possible increased risk for neural tube defects in infants born to women who take dolutegravir for HIV during pregnancy.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

Teenage girl ’s death sentence spotlights Sudan’s failure to tackle forced marriage, gender-based violence – UN rights office
The case of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, a Sudanese teenager convicted of fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, after he had allegedly raped her, highlights the country ’s failure to tackle the tragedy of early and forced marriage, marital rape and other discrimination and violence against women and girls, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Approves 1st Drug Developed To Prevent Chronic Migraines
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. The Food and Drug Administration’s action clears the monthly shot Aimovig for sale. It’s the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other shots are expected to win approval by next year, and several pills for preventing migraines are being tested. Current prevention treatments include pills originally developed for epilepsy and other conditions, and the wrinkle reducer Botox, but many patients abandon them because they don’t provide enough relief or cause se...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Migraines talkers Source Type: news