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New Antibiotic Treats Pneumonia, Skin Infections

New Antibiotic Treats Pneumonia, Skin Infections

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An updated version of an old antibiotic works well against pneumonia and serious skin infections — giving doctors a new option for some common ills, researchers say. In two trials, researchers found that the drug — called omadacycline — worked […]

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Patient Tested for Ebola at Philadelphia Hospital

Patient Tested for Ebola at Philadelphia Hospital

Preliminary results from a patient being tested for Ebola suggest that the patient has another condition, say officials at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Latest Infectious Disease News “Proper protocols and precautions will remain in place to ensure the safety of all of our patients and staff,” Dr. PJ Brennan, Penn […]

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Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) Symptoms, Levels, Diet and Causes

Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) Symptoms, Levels, Diet and Causes

Source: Getty Images What should you know about high blood sugar (hyperglycemia)? The medical definition of hyperglycemia or high blood sugar, is an abnormally high blood level in the blood. Hyperglycemia is a hallmark sign of diabetes (both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes) and prediabetes, and diabetes is the most common cause of […]

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Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a rare and deadly disorder that causes blood clotting. Latest Chronic Pain News “Patients with aTTP endure hours of treatment with daily plasma exchange, which requires […]

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Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment

Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment

Bacillus Calmette–Guerin is a form of immunotherapy that doctors can use to treat some forms of bladder cancer. Following surgery to remove the cancer, this treatment can help prevent the cancer from returning. In this article, we will discuss what Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) therapy is, when doctors use it, and what to expect during treatment. […]

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The best healthful fast-food options

The best healthful fast-food options

Fast-food outlets are abundant and, while fast food has a reputation for being unhealthful, a growing number of the big chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus. Outlets that allow greater customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more nutritious choices. However, there are healthful options on the menu of most […]

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What are the health benefits of passion fruit?

What are the health benefits of passion fruit?

Passion fruit is an exotic purple fruit with a healthful nutritional profile and a range of health benefits. Passion fruit is a flowering tropical vine, known as Passiflora, that grows in warm climates, including South America, Australia, South Africa, and India. Passion fruit contains a soft pulp and lots of seeds inside a hard rind. […]