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You’ve Fainted. How Long Do You Need to Stay in the ER?

You’ve Fainted. How Long Do You Need to Stay in the ER?

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — How long patients who faint should be monitored in the emergency department hinges on their risk for serious disease, a new study says. In most cases, fainting is harmless. But some people faint due to serious medical conditions, including an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Because arrhythmias […]

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Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An effort to make the opioid painkiller OxyContin harder to abuse drove addicted patients to heroin and caused a dramatic increase in hepatitis C, a new study suggests. In a classic case of unintended consequences, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma reformulated its powerful […]

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Update Dietary Guidelines for a Healthier You

Update Dietary Guidelines for a Healthier You

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Every five years, the U.S. government updates its dietary guidelines based in part on new research, but always with the goal of disease prevention. The 2015-2020 guidelines stress the need to shift to healthier foods and beverages. Although […]

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Could Germs in Your Gut Send You Into Depression?

Could Germs in Your Gut Send You Into Depression?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain bacteria dwelling in the human gut might feed depression, according to a new study that adds evidence to the theory. Researchers found that among over 2,100 adults, those with depression showed differences in specific groups of gut bacteria. And people […]

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Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version

Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine for bone cancer in dogs could offer a road map for a human version of the treatment, researchers report. More than 10,000 cases of bone cancer in dogs occur in the United States each year. But the disease is not common in […]

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Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester

Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester

Some pain and a small amount of spotting are normal during the second trimester. However, it is essential to know when to see a doctor. For many people, the second trimester marks a moment of calm in pregnancy. The intense symptoms of the first trimester often dissipate, and the exhaustion, muscle pain, and anxiety about […]

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What is bloody show?

What is bloody show?

Bloody show is thick vaginal discharge that contains mucus and blood from the cervix. It usually occurs in late pregnancy, as the body prepares for labor. Vaginal discharge is a common symptom throughout pregnancy. Fluctuations in a woman’s hormone levels can cause changes in the consistency, amount, and appearance of vaginal discharge. Women should monitor […]

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What is acute stress disorder?

What is acute stress disorder?

Acute stress disorder is a mental health condition that can occur immediately after a traumatic event. It can cause a range of psychological symptoms and, without recognition or treatment, it can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. There is a close relationship between acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some people develop PTSD […]

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Best exercises and remedies for plantar fasciitis

Best exercises and remedies for plantar fasciitis

Foot stretches and exercises can help plantar fasciitis by relieving pain, improving muscle strength, and promoting flexibility in the foot muscles and ligaments. Overuse, strain, and inflammation on the plantar fascia ligament that connects the heel to the toes cause the foot injury that doctors refer to as plantar fasciitis. The tissue that the condition […]

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Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer

Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer

A protein that plays a key role in protecting the body against cancer also appears to have the opposite effect in some cancers. The tumor-suppressing protein p53 can sometimes drive the growth of cancer cells. New research from the University of California in San Diego demonstrates instances in which the tumor suppressor protein p53 can […]