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Health Tip: Early Signs of Lyme Disease

Health Tip: Early Signs of Lyme Disease

(HealthDay News) — Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium that may be acquired from the bite of an infected tick. Left untreated, the infection can spread throughout the body and cause serious complications, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Infectious Disease News Symptoms typically emerge three days to 30 days […]

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Measles Cases Pass 1,000: CDC

Measles Cases Pass 1,000: CDC

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now pegs the number of measles cases at over 1,000 — the most in 27 years. Latest Infectious Disease News So far this year, the CDC has counted 1,001 cases, with many occurring among New York City’s Orthodox Jewish community, […]

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Is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Contagious?

Is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Contagious?

Is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) contagious? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is contagious. In the United States, it’s the most common cause of inflammation of the small airways in the lungs (bronchiolitis) and of pneumonia in children under 1 year of age. It also is significant cause of respiratory illnesses in older adults. Nearly all children […]

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Carafate (sucralfate) vs. Prilosec (omeprazole)

Carafate (sucralfate) vs. Prilosec (omeprazole)

Carafate vs. omeprazole: What’s the difference? Carafate (sucralfate) and omeprazole are used to treat ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Omeprazole is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, duodenitis, erosive esophagitis, heartburn, and H. pylori infection. Brand names for omeprazole include OmePPi, Zegerid, Prilosec, Zegerid, Prilosec OTC, and Zegerid OTC. Some versions of omeprazole are […]

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Health Tip: Hiccup Home Remedies

Health Tip: Hiccup Home Remedies

(HealthDay News) — Large meals, carbonated beverages and excitement are some of the many triggers for hiccups, says Mayo Clinic. In most cases, a bout of hiccups will last only a few minutes. Latest Digestion News To get rid of hiccups, Mayo Clinic suggests: Gargle with ice water. Hold your breath. Sip cold water. For […]

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Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) vs. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) vs. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

MAOIs vs. SSRIs: What’s the difference? Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are types of antidepressants used to treat depression. MAOIs are an older class of antidepressants that are not used as much because of drug and food interactions. MAOIs also are used to treat Parkinson’s disease. SSRIs are also used […]

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What to know about rib pain during pregnancy

What to know about rib pain during pregnancy

Women can often experience a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms during pregnancy. One common complaint is rib pain, which has several possible causes that vary by trimester. In most cases, the cause of rib pain is harmless. The growing fetus often causes aches and pains around the ribs due to their position in the womb. […]