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Small Vessel Disease Leaves Patients Vulnerable to Leg Amputation

Small Vessel Disease Leaves Patients Vulnerable to Leg Amputation

Latest Heart News MONDAY, July 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No matter where it occurs in the body, microvascular disease ups the risk of leg amputation, a new study finds. Microvascular disease damages very small blood vessels. Researchers analyzed data from more than 125,000 U.S. veterans who were followed for an average of nine years. […]

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nitroglycerin, Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat, Transderm-Nitro, Minitran, Deponit, Nitrol

nitroglycerin, Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat, Transderm-Nitro, Minitran, Deponit, Nitrol

What is nitroglycerin? Nitroglycerin belongs to a class of drugs called nitrates. Nitroglycerin is used in the management of angina pectoris (heart pain). What brand names are available for nitroglycerin? Nitrostat, Nitromist, Nitroquick, Nitrolingual, Nitro-Dur, Minitran, Nitro-Bid, Nitronol, and others Is nitroglycerin available as a generic drug? Yes (for some dosage forms) Do I need […]

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scopolamine, Transderm-Scop

scopolamine, Transderm-Scop

What is scopolamine? What are the uses for scopolamine? Scopolamine is an oral, intravenous, ophthalmic or topical drug with many uses including the prevention of motion sickness. Transderm Scop is scopolamine administered topically (through the skin or transdermally) via a special delivery system that gradually releases scopolamine onto the skin over a period of three […]

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E. coli (0157:H7) Infection

E. coli (0157:H7) Infection

What are E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria? Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium (Enterobacteriaceae family) that can survive in an environment with or without air (facultative anaerobe) and, depending on the environment, may or may not produce thin hair-like structures (flagella or pili) that allow the bacteria to move and to attach to human cells. […]

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Enterovirulent E. coli (EEC)

Enterovirulent E. coli (EEC)

Enterovirulent E. coli (EEC) facts Picture of E. coli Bacteria Enterovirulent E. coli (EEC) are bacteria that comprise several groups of E. coli serovars, all of which may cause diarrhea and other problems in the intestines. Facts EEC bacteria can cause a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild to bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Appetite Loss

Health Tip: Causes of Appetite Loss

(HealthDay News) — Any illness can reduce or eliminate your appetite. But if the illness is treatable, appetite should return after treatment, says MedlinePlus. Latest Digestion News Removing Appendix Puts You at Parkinson’s Risk Hepatitis A Infections Soaring: CDC Health Tip: Reduce Excess Gas Health Tip: Signs of Hemorrhoids First Time, Drone Delivers Kidney for […]

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis

Appendicitis definition and facts Picture of Appendicitis The appendix is a small, worm-like, tubular appendage attached to the cecum of the colon. Appendicitis is caused by the blockage of the appendix followed by invasion of bacteria of the wall of the appendix.  The most common complications of appendicitis are rupture, abscess, and peritonitis. The most […]

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Bone Cancer

Bone Cancer

What is bone cancer? What is metastatic bone cancer? Illustration of Bone Cancer Bone cancer is a malignant tumor that arises from the cells that make up the bones of the body. This is also known as primary bone cancer. Primary bone tumors are tumors that arise in the bone tissue itself, and they may […]

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer

What is chemotherapy for bladder cancer? Patients who are diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer (M stage – M1; cancer which has spread to other parts of the body) are usually treated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy may also be used in cases of “locally advanced” bladder cancer (T stage – T3 and above and/or N stage – […]

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Facebook may actually benefit adult mental health

Facebook may actually benefit adult mental health

It is a common belief that using social media platforms can adversely affect people’s mental health, but new research has shown that using these networking sites can reduce an adult’s risk of experiencing depression or anxiety. Social media may improve the mental health of adults by helping them maintain social relationships, new research finds. Facebook’s […]