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Health Tip: Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Health Tip: Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

(HealthDay News) — Some 2 million people are treated for plantar fasciitis each year, says the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Latest Exercise & Fitness News The condition, which causes pain of the heel, occurs when tissue supporting the foot’s arch becomes irritated. Often, plantar fasciitis develops without an identifiable reason. But obesity, a naturally […]

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Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage: Study

Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The popular weed killer Roundup might be linked to liver disease, a new study suggests. A group of patients suffering from liver disease had elevated urine levels of glyphosate, the primary weed-killing ingredient in Roundup, according to researchers at the University […]

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Open Communication Helps Teens Manage Type 1 Diabetes

Open Communication Helps Teens Manage Type 1 Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s a simple concept, but new research reinforces the idea: Teens with type 1 diabetes benefit when they feel their concerns have been heard. Teens with type 1 diabetes may experience anger, frustration and anxiety if they haven’t met their treatment […]

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New Gene Variants for Type 2 Diabetes Found

New Gene Variants for Type 2 Diabetes Found

Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It has long been known that lifestyle affects a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, researchers report that they have identified rare variants of four genes that may also play a part. For the study, an international team of scientists analyzed protein-coding genes […]

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WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax: U.S. Lawmakers

WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax: U.S. Lawmakers

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The World Health Organization’s pain care guidelines contain false claims about the safety of prescription opioid painkillers and should be withdrawn, two U.S. lawmakers say. Latest Chronic Pain News The United States is struggling with an opioid crisis and the WHO guidelines could result in the same type […]

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Colon Cancer Screenings Increase When Medicaid Arrives

Colon Cancer Screenings Increase When Medicaid Arrives

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There were greater increases in colon cancer screening rates in states that expanded Medicaid than in those that did not, a new study finds. It also found that expansion resulted in hundreds of thousands more people getting screened for colon cancer through colonoscopy, stool testing […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): 17 Warning Signs of Serious Complications

Call a doctor immediately if you have rheumatoid arthritis and experience these symptoms Doctors themselves, or with “call partners,” cover urgent medical concerns for their patients when the office is closed. People with rheumatoid arthritis can develop certain symptoms that are really warning signs of something occurring in their bodies that is not what the […]

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What causes floating poop?

What causes floating poop?

Whatever you call it — poop, bowel movements, stool, or feces — it can reveal a lot about a person’s health. Floating poop is common and not usually a sign that anything is wrong. Gas, changes in the diet, and minor infections may cause poop to float. Some underlying medical conditions can also cause persistent […]

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Should I get checked for cancer?

Should I get checked for cancer?

Cancer can affect various tissues in the body, causing a range of signs and symptoms, such as weight loss, fatigue, skin changes, and a persistent cough. Anyone who experiences persistent or worrisome symptoms should consult a doctor. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer was the second leading cause of death […]