Migraine prevention in children and adolescents

London, UK: Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, published the article entitled “Cinnarizine and sodium valproate as the preventive agents of pediatric migraine: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial”, by Man Amanat, and Mahmoud Reza Ashrafi from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Migraine affects about 8% of children and…

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UMSOM researchers to test vaccine designed to protect against serious illness from contaminated food

BALTIMORE, MD, . Dec 10 — Each year, millions of people contract serious diarrheal illnesses typically from contaminated food and water. Among the biggest causes of diarrheal diseases are the bacteria Shigella and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), and researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are testing a vaccine designed to offer protection…

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Researchers say 30% of patients taking opioids experience adverse drug interactions

CHICAGO–December 10, 2019– Patients who do not disclose use of other medications are at higher risk of adverse drug interactions and addiction, according to new research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A new article outlines common drug-drug interactions that alter how the body metabolizes certain opioids, causing decreased efficacy that ultimately can…

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Penn Medicine uses social media-style memes and gifs to encourage staff recognition

By their nature, hospitals are fast-paced environments that can induce some stress in the people who work there. Often, the roles taken on by people saving others’ lives are somewhat thankless. For this reason, Penn Medicine’s Center for Digital Health created “High Five,” a web-based recognition system that enables staff members to easily use social…

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A New Turkey for the Season

This year, for the first time, D’Artagnan is selling turkeys, raised free range in Pennsylvania the same way as its Green Circle chickens, on scrap vegetables from food markets. The birds are grown to market weight more slowly than usual and air-chilled. I tried one for Thanksgiving without brining or heavy seasonings, roasted at 375…

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