Category: Health News

FDA Approves New Antibiotic for UTIs

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Introduction to Pivmecillinam

The US FDA has given the green light to a new antibiotic called pivmecillinam for treating uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women aged 18 and above. This drug, marketed as Pivya, has been … [Read More]

Breakthrough Digital Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder

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Innovative Treatment for Depression Symptoms

The FDA has approved a new digital therapy called Rejoyn to aid adults battling major depressive disorder (MDD). Developed by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Click Therapeutics Inc., Rejoyn offers a 6-week … [Read More]

Navigating Health Info on Social Media: A Closer Look at Challenges

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The Influence of Social Media on Health Information

In today’s world, social media has become a major way people get health information. Its widespread use makes it a powerful tool for sharing health-related content. However, it’s not … [Read More]

Salt Habits and Kidney Health: A Risky Connection

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The Link between Salt and Kidney Disease

A recent study using data from the UK Biobank suggests that people who often add salt to their meals might be unknowingly putting their kidneys at risk. We already know … [Read More]

Hospital-at-Home Programs: A Closer Look at National Outcomes

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Low Mortality Rates in Hospital-at-Home Programs

Most people when ill wish to avoid hospital as care can be expensive, uncomfortable and even dangerous!  Having access to care at home (can be very similar to being in hospital if organized … [Read More]

Supporting Caregivers for Heart Health

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Caregiver Stress and Heart Health

When spouses become caregivers for their partners with heart problems, they often develop stress. This stress, ironically, might raise the risk of heart problems for the caregivers themselves. The emotions, actions, … [Read More]

Improving Blood Pressure with Community Care

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Partnership for Better Health

Community health centers joined the National Hypertensive Control Initiative (NHCI), focusing on self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) and other methods. Early reports show major progress in controlling blood pressure rates from 44% to 70% … [Read More]

Marijuana Use and Heart Risks: What the New Studies Found

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Daily Use of Marijuana and Heart Failure: A Higher Risk?

New research found that people who used marijuana (“weed”) every day had a 34% higher chance of heart failure within four years compared to those who didn’t … [Read More]