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Anger a Threat to Health in Old Age

Anger a Threat to Health in Old Age

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The loss of loved ones can hit the elderly particularly hard, but a new study suggests it’s anger, and not sadness, that may damage the aging body more. Anger can increase inflammation, which is linked with conditions such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis, […]

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New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome

New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tourette syndrome can be a nerve-wracking condition, but there are effective treatments for sufferers, a new American Academy of Neurology guideline says. Tourette is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood and causes involuntary vocalizations and repetitive movements known as tics. Accurate diagnosis, ongoing medical […]

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Metoprolol vs. diltiazem

Metoprolol vs. diltiazem

Metoprolol vs. diltiazem: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and diltiazem are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart pain (angina), and abnormal heart rhythms. Metoprolol is also used to treat congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, and some neurologic conditions, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. Brand names for […]

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Metoprolol vs. clonidine

Metoprolol vs. clonidine

Metoprolol vs. clonidine: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and clonidine are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Metoprolol is also used to treat heart pain (angina), congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, abnormal heart rhythms, some neurologic conditions, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. Brand names for clonidine include […]

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Health Tip: Safe Crafting for Kids

Health Tip: Safe Crafting for Kids

(HealthDay News) — Though arts and crafts are fun activities for children, safety precautions should still be followed, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Latest Healthy Kids News Safety rules when children are using art materials include: Keep food and drinks out of the art area. Adults should mix powdered and dusty materials. Wash […]

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An Antibiotic Alternative? Using a Virus to Fight Bacteria

An Antibiotic Alternative? Using a Virus to Fight Bacteria

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Viruses and bacteria are the culprits behind the infectious diseases that plague humans. Researchers recently turned one against the other, using viruses to wipe out a potentially life-threatening bacterium in a 15-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. This old-time approach to […]

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Window for Safe Use of Clot-Buster Widens for Stroke Patients

Window for Safe Use of Clot-Buster Widens for Stroke Patients

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For years, many people suffering a stroke have not been able to get a critical drug due to time limits on its use. Now, a new study suggests that treatment time window can be doubled. Experts said the findings could open […]