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Diet pill use could be a step away from eating disorder

Teenage girls who use over-the-counter diet pills and laxatives to lose weight run a very high risk of developing eating disorders, researchers say. In a new U.S. study, girls who used diet pills had a 258% greater risk of being diagnosed with an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia within five years. If they used […]

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Study shows opioid use among US patients with knee osteoarthritis costs 14 billion dollars in societal costs

Although guidelines do not recommend use of opioids to manage pain for individuals with knee osteoarthritis, a recent study published early online in Arthritis Care & Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, estimates that 858,000 Americans use opioids such as tramadol and oxycodone for their […]

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Telemedicine use increased considerably during COVID-19

Telemedicine use increased considerably during the COVID-19 pandemic, with lower use in communities with higher rates of poverty, according to a study published in the February issue of Health Affairs. Sadiq Y. Patel, Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined variation in total outpatient visits and telemedicine use across patient demographics, specialties, […]

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FDA Authorizes Use of Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 — A combination of two monoclonal antibodies was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday. The combination of casirivimab and imdevimab, which must be administered together by intravenous infusion, is approved for use in treating patients ages 12 years […]

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How to use arnica flower for natural pain relief

When you’re experiencing swelling on various parts of your body, you may reach for the cortisone cream or ice pack. While both are viable options, a natural alternative may offer the remedy you’re looking for. A favorite of homeopathic doctors, arnica plant often comes in a gel form, ointment or topical formula, and sometimes a […]