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Dehydration is a condition caused by the loss of too much water from the body. Severe diarrhea or vomiting can cause dehydration.
Facts associated with Zika virus

Facts associated with Zika virus

As the Zika virus captures headlines across the United States, with its possible link to birth defects and the first cases reported in the U.S. (all traced back to overseas travel), it's an opportune time to review the facts associated with this disease. [More]
Bayer to present new research findings on Xofigo (radium Ra 223 dichloride) injection at ASCO GU 2016

Bayer to present new research findings on Xofigo (radium Ra 223 dichloride) injection at ASCO GU 2016

Bayer announced today that new research findings on Xofigo (radium Ra 223 dichloride) injection will be presented at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO GU) taking place January 7 – 9 in San Francisco. [More]
New analysis provides insight into the way water and DNA interact

New analysis provides insight into the way water and DNA interact

In a biological system, the ratio of water-to-non-water molecules, known as the hydration level, influences both the arrangement of biomolecules and the strength of the electric interactions that occur between biomolecules, free ions, and functional groups, which are groups of atoms within molecules that strongly influence the molecules' chemical properties. [More]
Nutritionist offers myriad methods to help people eat during cancer treatment

Nutritionist offers myriad methods to help people eat during cancer treatment

Ernestine Trujillo, MS, RD, LD, plays an important role in helping people through their cancer treatment: she helps them to eat. Eating keeps their strength up so that they can get through treatment. But eating during cancer treatment isn't always easy. Trujillo, a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, offers myriad methods to help people get the nutrition they need. [More]
Web-based survey system for symptom collection benefits cancer patients

Web-based survey system for symptom collection benefits cancer patients

Systematic collection of cancer patients' symptoms using computer surveys was linked to less frequent emergency room admissions, longer average chemotherapy adherence, greater quality of life improvements, and improved survival, according to a new randomized, controlled trial spearheaded by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher. [More]
Tips to help lower risk of sports-related concussions

Tips to help lower risk of sports-related concussions

With scholastic sports such as football now in full swing, the potential for head injuries increases. Unfortunately, an estimated 3.8 million recreational and athletic concussions occur annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [More]
Study finds high prevalence of dehydration in older people living in UK care homes

Study finds high prevalence of dehydration in older people living in UK care homes

One in every five older people living in UK care homes has dehydration, suggesting that they are not drinking enough to keep themselves healthy. [More]
Loyola pediatrician reveals signs and symptoms of childhood rashes

Loyola pediatrician reveals signs and symptoms of childhood rashes

Sniffles, stomach bugs, fever and sore throats are often associated with viruses, but rashes are common in children with viral infections as well. [More]
Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Hand-held device makes blood draws easier, less painful

Blood drawing for patients with hard-to-reach veins just became a lot easier and less painful at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, thanks to a small hand-held device that lights up veins like a roadmap. [More]
New breakthrough advances our understanding of how brain detects, prevents dehydration

New breakthrough advances our understanding of how brain detects, prevents dehydration

Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Duke University have made a breakthrough that advances our understanding of how the brain detects and prevents dehydration. [More]
Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly announce availability of Synjardy tablets in U.S. pharmacies

Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly announce availability of Synjardy tablets in U.S. pharmacies

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company announced that Synjardy (empagliflozin/metformin hydrochloride) tablets are now available by prescription in pharmacies across the United States. [More]
Survey shows UK cage fighters indulge in potentially dangerous behaviours to lose excess weight

Survey shows UK cage fighters indulge in potentially dangerous behaviours to lose excess weight

UK cage fighters are indulging in potentially dangerous behaviours in a bid to lose large amounts of weight in the shortest possible time before a fight, reveal doctors in a snapshot survey of preferred slimming tactics, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. [More]
Mysterious kidney disease may be caused by chronic dehydration tied to global climate change

Mysterious kidney disease may be caused by chronic dehydration tied to global climate change

A mysterious kidney disease that has killed over 20,000 people in Central America, most of them sugar cane workers, may be caused by chronic, severe dehydration linked to global climate change, according to a new study by Richard J. Johnson, MD, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. [More]
Varubi (rolapitant) approved to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

Varubi (rolapitant) approved to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Varubi (rolapitant) to prevent delayed phase chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (emesis). Varubi is approved in adults in combination with other drugs (antiemetic agents) that prevent nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of vomit-inducing (emetogenic and highly emetogenic) cancer chemotherapy. [More]
Minor infections, inadequate vaccinations increase stroke risk in children

Minor infections, inadequate vaccinations increase stroke risk in children

Children who have suffered recent infections or have not received most or all of their vaccinations are at a higher risk for stroke, according to research published in the Sept. 30 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Risks of water intoxication increase as outdoor endurance recreation grows in popularity

Risks of water intoxication increase as outdoor endurance recreation grows in popularity

While emphasis is often placed on keeping athletes and outdoor enthusiasts properly hydrated, too much water can be just as dangerous. Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH), also known as water intoxication, results in an extreme, and potentially fatal, sodium imbalance. [More]
Study finds that lowering blood pressure targets may save lives

Study finds that lowering blood pressure targets may save lives

Suddenly, people with high blood pressure and their health care providers have a bigger chance of protecting their health, but also a bigger challenge doing it. [More]
Feeling dizzy after standing up may signal serious conditions, increased risk of death

Feeling dizzy after standing up may signal serious conditions, increased risk of death

People who get dizzy several minutes after standing up may be at risk of more serious conditions and even an increased risk of death, according to new research published in the September 23, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Amgen, Xencor partner to develop and commercialize new therapeutics for cancer immunotherapy, inflammation

Amgen, Xencor partner to develop and commercialize new therapeutics for cancer immunotherapy, inflammation

Amgen and Xencor, Inc. announced today that the two companies have entered into a research and license agreement to develop and commercialize novel therapeutics in the areas of cancer immunotherapy and inflammation. [More]
Prolonged television watching associated with twice the risk of fatal pulmonary embolism

Prolonged television watching associated with twice the risk of fatal pulmonary embolism

Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long haul flights, reveals research presented at ESC Congress today by Mr Toru Shirakawa, public health research fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at Osaka University in Japan. [More]
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