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Tiny Genetic Tweak May Stop Ebola Virus in Its Tracks

Tiny Genetic Tweak May Stop Ebola Virus in Its Tracks

Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New experiments in monkeys suggest that one slight alteration to the DNA of the Ebola virus might render it harmless to humans. Changing just a single protein appears to activate the body’s immune system to fight off the deadly infection, researchers report. The mutated […]

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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Epstein-Barr virus infection facts EBV can cause mouth sores. The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a herpes virus that is found worldwide and is a common cause of viral pharyngitis (infectious mononucleosis). The cause of an Epstein-Barr infection (mononucleosis) is EBV; risk factors include intimate contacts with body secretions (especially saliva) and objects that may be […]

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All-in-One Pill Helps Protect Heart

All-in-One Pill Helps Protect Heart

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could popping just one pill a day keep your heart and blood vessels humming along for years to come? Possibly. Researchers just tested a combo pill containing low doses of two blood pressure medications, a statin and a medication that keeps […]

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Opioid Epidemic Tied to Doubling of Dangerous Heart Infections

Opioid Epidemic Tied to Doubling of Dangerous Heart Infections

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Addiction and overdose deaths aren’t the only consequence of America’s opioid epidemic. Cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have risen alarmingly, too, a new study finds. This bacterial infection, called infective endocarditis, often affects young, poor white men who share […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis facts Plantar fasciitis, or foot ligament inflammation, can be painful. Plantar fasciitis (inflammation to the plantar fascia ligament) is most commonly caused by strain injury causing micro tears to the ligament as it attaches to the heel bone or other areas of tightness on the sole of the foot. The plantar fascia is […]

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Can You Still Be Healthy If You’re Overweight?

Can You Still Be Healthy If You’re Overweight?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re overweight but have dodged chronic health issues like high cholesterol and high blood pressure, you might not think that losing weight is a priority. But an analysis of five years of records on 3.5 million people […]

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Health Tip: Gaining Weight

Health Tip: Gaining Weight

Fat-Burning Foods in Pictures: Blueberries, Green Tea, and More Grapefruit, hot peppers, vinegar, and more appear on WebMD’s list of fat-fighting foods — along with surprising facts about how they may work. Read more: Fat-Burning Foods in Pictures: Blueberries, Green Tea, and More

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Health Tip: Managing Reactive Hypoglycemia

Health Tip: Managing Reactive Hypoglycemia

(HealthDay News) — Reactive hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar after a meal, says Mayo Clinic. The condition has a variety of causes, from drinking alcohol to metabolic disorders. Latest Diabetes News People with reactive hypoglycemia may have symptoms including weakness, shakiness and lightheadedness. To manage reactive hypoglycemia, Mayo Clinic suggests: Eating a balanced diet […]

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Can exercise slow down Alzheimer’s?

Can exercise slow down Alzheimer’s?

A proof-of-concept brain imaging study suggests that exercising four or five times a week may delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in people who already have toxic buildups of beta-amyloid protein. Aerobic exercise could slow the cognitive decline of Alzheimer’s, a small new study suggests. The new research is a 1-year randomized controlled trial led […]