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Prone to mosquito bites? What to know about DEET

Posted by on July 25th, 2017 0 comments

People with higher metabolisms and prone to sweating in environments where mosquitoes thrive may find themselves disproportionately itchy to those who aren’t. Thanks to the U.S. Army, who developed it for soldiers in 1946, DEET has been a tried-and-true insect repellant for millions of Americans over half a century. Scientists aren’t quite clear about how… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Public Health



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Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Don’t Harm the Baby

Posted by on July 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

New research suggests antidepressants taken during pregnancy don’t harm the baby. For women battling with depression, this decision to continue taking antidepressants while pregnant no longer has to be such a difficult one. The study, which was conducted in Sweden, found little risk of intellectual disability in children whose mothers had taken antidepressants while pregnant…. Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Mental Health



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Painkiller Misuse Second Most Common Illegal Drug Problem

Posted by on July 18th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

The opioid epidemic has taken center stage in both 2016 and 2017. In November, the Surgeon General released a landmark report regarding addiction in America, and a new study finds that abuse of prescription opioids is the second most common illegal drug problem in the U.S.–second only to marijuana. The data from 2012-2014 showed that… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, General (all entries), Oklahoma, Public Health

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