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Colon cancer: Changes in gut bacteria may lead to new blood test

Colon cancer: Changes in gut bacteria may lead to new blood test

New research in mice and humans suggests that imbalances in gut bacteria could play a key role in promoting the development of colorectal cancer. The finding is helping researchers develop a blood test that may help them diagnose this form of cancer. Share on PinterestRecent findings about the relationship between gut bacteria and colon cancer […]

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Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids might benefit from supplements, new research suggests. Fish oil supplements appeared to boost attention in these kids, British researchers report. The effect seemed limited to youngsters who weren’t already getting enough […]

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Health Tip: Thanksgiving and Your Heart Health

Health Tip: Thanksgiving and Your Heart Health

Latest Heart News (HealthDay News) — Though Thanksgiving dinner is treasured by many Americans, the meal typically isn’t heart-healthy. Including holiday staples such as mashed potatoes and stuffing, the traditional feast is full of fatty, high-cholesterol foods, says the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For a healthier holiday meal, the school suggests: Devote most of your plate […]

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Heart Disease Took Big Toll in Counties Hardest Hit by Recession

Heart Disease Took Big Toll in Counties Hardest Hit by Recession

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. counties hit hardest by the recession of 2008-2009 had a larger increase in heart disease deaths among middle-aged adults than other counties, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed 2010 to 2015 heart disease death rates among adults ages 25 to 64, as well as […]

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AHA News: HIV Could Increase Risk of Death From Heart Failure

AHA News: HIV Could Increase Risk of Death From Heart Failure

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — After a heart failure diagnosis, people who are HIV-positive are more likely to be hospitalized or die of any cause than those not infected with HIV, new research shows. The study is the largest to date to look at how HIV status affects […]

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stavudine (Zerit)

stavudine (Zerit)

What is stavudine? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Stavudine is an oral medication that is used for the treatment of infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called reverse transcriptase inhibitors which also includes zalcitabine (Hivid), zidovudine (Retrovir), didanosine (Videx), and lamivudine (Epivir). During infection with […]

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Dislocated Hip

Dislocated Hip

Facts you should know about hip dislocations Hip dislocations occur most often as a result of motor vehicle crashes. They also can be an athletic injury, most commonly from football or downhill skiing trauma. The hip can dislocate forward or backward (anteriorly or posteriorly). Posterior dislocation of the hip is most common. It is important […]

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HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

Latest Cancer News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests. “What was very shocking to us was that the rate and incidence of anal cancer has […]