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Glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis pain

Glucosamine and chondroitin do not appear to be effective in higher-quality, larger and/or publicly funded studies. If studies at high risk of bias are included, at best ~10% more people will have meaningful reduction in pain with either treatment over 35-45% of people with placebo. There is reason to doubt the effectiveness of either treatments....

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Health products that make false or misleading claims to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19 may put your health at risk

Health Canada has received reports about health products that make false or misleading claims related to COVID-19 and is taking action to address them. Health Canada has issued letters to multiple companies directing them to immediately remove these claims from their websites and advertising materials. These reports include a wide range of products that have...

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Botox Tops Topiramate for Chronic Migraine Prevention

July 16, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO —  OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox, Allergan) treatment is more effective, is better tolerated, and has greater functional improvement in the prevention of chronic migraine compared with the anticonvulsant topiramate, new research suggests. The findings were presented here at the American Headache Society (AHS) Annual Meeting 2018. The AAN guidelines state: •OnabotulinumtoxinA is established as...

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Xanthelasma: -Comes from Greek: xanthos (yellow) and elasma (beaten metal plate). -Was described by Addison and Gall in 1851. -Is most often located around the eyes, mostly in the inner canthus. -It is a marker of elevated lipids 50% of the time. -Treatment includes surgical excision, laser therapy, chemical cautherization, electrodessication and cryotherapy.

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Ear Infection

Despite observed increased β-lactamase-producing Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) carriage in the nasopharynx, amoxicillin remains the treatment of choice for young children with acute otitis media.