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Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer’s Risk

Hormone Therapy Linked to Slight Rise in Alzheimer’s Risk

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many women turn to hormone therapy to ease some of the more troubling symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. But new research suggests that relief may come at a cost — an increased risk of Alzheimer’s […]

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Beware of Drowsy Driving as Daylight Saving Time Begins

Beware of Drowsy Driving as Daylight Saving Time Begins

Latest Sleep News FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The switch to Daylight Saving Time can increase the risk of driver fatigue and crashes, but there are a number of ways to reduce the danger, an expert says. “Any time change can exacerbate drowsiness because your internal clock has not adjusted to the time […]

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Health Tip: Energy Drink Safety

Health Tip: Energy Drink Safety

(HealthDay News) — While energy drinks are promoted as products that increase energy and enhance performance, they also can put users at risk. Latest Prevention & Wellness News From 2007 to 2011, energy-drink related emergency room visits doubled. Overconsumption of energy drinks can cause a host of issues, the U.S> National Institutes of Health says. […]

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Study Disputes Pregnancy Link to MS Relapses

Study Disputes Pregnancy Link to MS Relapses

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study challenges the long-held belief that multiple sclerosis (MS) can flare up right after pregnancy in women with the relapsing-remitting form of the disease. In that type of MS, symptoms arise, then go into periods of remission. “These results are exciting, as MS […]

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fexofenadine (Allegra, Mucinex Allergy)

fexofenadine (Allegra, Mucinex Allergy)

What is fexofenadine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fexofenadine is an oral, “second generation” antihistamine that is used to treat the signs and symptoms of allergy and hives. It is similar to the other second generation antihistamines loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec) and azelastine (Astelin). Histamine is a chemical that is responsible for […]

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Man Who Got Measles After Not Getting Vaccine as Child Warns Others of the Danger

Man Who Got Measles After Not Getting Vaccine as Child Warns Others of the Danger

A Chicago man who got the measles three years ago because he wasn’t vaccinated as a child says parents have no excuse for not getting their children vaccinated. Latest Infectious Disease News Joshua Nerius, a 30-year-old software product manager in Chicago, contracted the measles in May 2016 at his sister’s graduation from the Northern Illinois […]

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Making Sense of the Recent Blood Pressure Drug Recalls

Making Sense of the Recent Blood Pressure Drug Recalls

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People taking blood pressure medications have faced a frightening and bewildering series of pharmaceutical recalls in recent months, as trace amounts of cancer-causing chemicals have been discovered in individual batches of drugs. But experts from the nation’s leading heart […]

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An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure

An Afternoon Nap May Lower Your Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Want a daytime pick-me-up that may also benefit your blood pressure? Take a nap, researchers suggest. “Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes,” said Dr. Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion General Hospital in […]

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Even a Drink a Day Might Raise Your Blood Pressure

Even a Drink a Day Might Raise Your Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Prior studies have suggested that a little drinking might help the heart. But rigorous new research suggests the opposite, finding that even a drink or two per day is tied to rising blood pressure. “I think this will be a turning point for […]