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Another Reason Breast Is Best for Fragile Preemie Babies

Another Reason Breast Is Best for Fragile Preemie Babies

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Breast milk provides many benefits for babies. And now researchers say mother’s milk contains an antibody that protects premature infants from an often-deadly intestinal bacterial disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies protect against this disease. And preterm infants get IgA from their […]

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Health Tip: Seizure First Aid

Health Tip: Seizure First Aid

(HealthDay News) — More than 3 million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy, says the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. Latest Neurology News Seizures can last from seconds to minutes, and can cause convulsions. For convulsion-inducing seizures, here are suggestions for general first aid: Cushion the head and remove any glasses. Loosen […]

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Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)

Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)

What are the side effects of Xyzal? Use of Xyzal has been associated with somnolence, fatigue, asthenia, and urinary retention. The most common adverse reactions (rate ≥2% and > placebo) were somnolence, nasopharyngitis, fatigue, dry mouth, and pharyngitis in subjects 12 years of age and older, and pyrexia, somnolence, cough, and epistaxis in children 6 […]

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Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD Skin Test)

Tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD Skin Test)

Tuberculosis skin test facts Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) Procedure for Detecting Tuberculosis by McGraw Hill The tuberculosis skin test is another name for the tuberculin test or PPD test. The PPD test determines if someone has developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). Blood tests for TB are also available, and […]

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U.S. Measles Cases Reach 1,044: CDC

U.S. Measles Cases Reach 1,044: CDC

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of measles cases in the United States so far this year has reached 1,044 in 28 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Infectious Disease News That’s the most cases since 1992 and since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in […]

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Ailing Heart Can Speed the Brain’s Decline, Study Finds

Ailing Heart Can Speed the Brain’s Decline, Study Finds

Latest Heart News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The strong link between brain health and heart health is reinforced in a new study. The research showed that as cardiovascular health falters, so too does thinking and memory. In one of the largest and longest studies of its kind to date, researchers studied a […]

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Is Interval Training the Fountain of Youth?

Is Interval Training the Fountain of Youth?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an exercise technique done by alternating short bursts of all-out effort in an aerobic activity with periods done at a very slow pace. HIIT has many benefits, not the least of which is being […]

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Colon Polyps (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, Prevention)

Colon Polyps (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, Prevention)

What are the types of colon polyps? Not all colon polyps are the same. There are different histologic types, that is, the cells that make up the polyp have different characteristics when viewed under the microscope. They also vary in size, number, and location. Most importantly, they vary in their tendency to become cancerous (malignant). […]