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Protect Your Heart Through the Holiday Season

Protect Your Heart Through the Holiday Season

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s never too soon to take steps to safeguard your heart health, and that includes being aware of seasonal heart attack triggers. Researchers are trying to understand why, but studies done around the world have noted spikes in deaths from heart-related […]

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AHA News: Retina Changes Offer Glimpse Into Body’s Heart Health

AHA News: Retina Changes Offer Glimpse Into Body’s Heart Health

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Rising blood pressure and stiffening arteries – two risk markers for cardiovascular disease – create easily detectable changes in the tiny blood vessels at the back of the eye, according to new research. It’s the largest study to examine the relationship between microvascular […]

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Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine)

Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine)

What what is lamivudine and zidovudine, and what is it used for? Combivir is used, in combination with other agents, for the treatment of HIV infection. What brand names are available for lamivudine and zidovudine? Combivir Is lamivudine and zidovudine available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for lamivudine and zidovudine? […]

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belladonna and opium (B and O Suppositories)

belladonna and opium (B and O Suppositories)

What is belladonna and opium? Belladonna/opium is a man-made narcotic analgesic and anti-spasmodic combination medication. Belladonna and opium suppositories are used for relief of moderate to severe pain associated with ureteral spasm not responsive to non-narcotic analgesics and to space intervals between injections of opiates. Is belladonna and opium available as a generic drug? Yes What are the side effects […]

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Sooner Is Usually Better for Gallbladder Surgery

Sooner Is Usually Better for Gallbladder Surgery

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If someone is hospitalized for a painful gallbladder attack, new research suggests that surgery probably shouldn’t wait. Doctors may typically hold off on operating until gallbladder inflammation has gone down and antibiotics have started working on an infection. But the study […]

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Woman’s Suddenly Purple Pee Had Doctors Guessing

Woman’s Suddenly Purple Pee Had Doctors Guessing

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No ‘purple rain’ jokes, please. A 70-year-old French woman hospitalized for stroke left her physicians puzzled after her urine took on an unusual hue. Ten days after receiving a urinary catheter as part of her post-stroke treatment, “her urine appeared purple,” […]

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Construction Workers at Very High Odds for Opioid and Drug Abuse

Construction Workers at Very High Odds for Opioid and Drug Abuse

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hard-hat jobs are tough and demanding, often entailing intense physical labor performed in dangerous situations. But a new study finds construction work also comes with another danger: An increased risk of drug abuse. Construction workers and miners are much more […]

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Most Seniors 85+ Do Well After Colon Cancer Surgery: Study

Most Seniors 85+ Do Well After Colon Cancer Surgery: Study

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients aged 85 and older who have colon cancer surgery have high survival rates, a new study finds. People are living longer, so more seniors are being diagnosed with colon cancer, according to the authors of a study presented Tuesday at a meeting of the […]