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Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans’ Hearts?

Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans’ Hearts?

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — By itself, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn’t raise the risk of heart disease for U.S. veterans, a new study finds. “Instead, a combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking — that are more common in patients with PTSD versus without PTSD — appear […]

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Teen Defies Mother, Gets Vaccinations

Teen Defies Mother, Gets Vaccinations

An Ohio teen went against his mother’s wishes and got vaccinated against the flu, hepatitis, tetanus and HPV. Latest Healthy Kids News High school senior Ethan Lindenberger said his parents’ misguided anti-vaccine beliefs put him, and his younger siblings, at risk, CBS News reported. In November, the 18-year-old went on the online message board Reddit […]

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Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?

Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?

Latest Hearing News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Dementia is hard to predict, but hearing loss might signal a higher risk, a new study suggests. The eight-year study adds to growing evidence of a link between hearing loss and mental decline. But don’t panic if you no longer can hear the doorbell. The […]

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Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients

Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s safe to use antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C in liver cancer survivors, a new study reports. The findings contradict previous research suggesting that antiviral drugs might increase these patients’ risk of liver cancer recurrence. That prior research involved a single-center study from Spanish […]

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Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn’t Head to the ER

Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn’t Head to the ER

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu season is reaching its peak in the United States, which means emergency departments could fast become crowded with people who really aren’t sick enough to be there. Healthy people who have flu-like symptoms such as high fever, muscle or body aches, exhaustion […]

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More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many more American men are now saying no to surgery for low-risk prostate cancer, and choosing to monitor the disease instead, a new study finds. Over just five years, researchers found, the number of men who opted for monitoring tripled — […]

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How to treat diarrhea at home

How to treat diarrhea at home

Diarrhea can be highly uncomfortable, but most people can effectively treat it with rest and home remedies. Diarrhea is a digestive problem that causes loose, watery bowel movements. It can be uncomfortable for a few hours or days, after which the symptoms should improve. In some instances, they last longer. While diarrhea often goes away […]

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How to avoid getting sick

How to avoid getting sick

Most people experience colds or the flu from time to time. However, there are some proven ways to reduce the chances of becoming infected. Although most cold and flu infections occur during the fall and winter seasons, the viruses responsible for these illnesses are present year-round. Fighting off a viral infection takes its toll on […]

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What to know about salivary stones

What to know about salivary stones

Salivary stones are small stones that form in the glands of the mouth. They can block the flow of saliva and cause pain or discomfort. The medical term for salivary stones is sialoliths. When they block the salivary glands, this is known as sialolithiasis. Salivary stones are rarely a cause for concern, and people can […]