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Could Pot Harm Men’s Sperm?

Could Pot Harm Men’s Sperm?

Latest Men’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research shows that marijuana causes genetic changes in sperm, though it’s not clear what effect those changes have, or if they’re passed on to a man’s children. But the scientists said their findings suggest that men trying to have children should consider avoiding […]

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Metformin vs. Victoza

Metformin vs. Victoza

What Is the difference between metformin vs. Victoza? Metformin and Victoza (liraglutide) are used for treating type 2 diabetes. Metformin is also used to treat polycystic ovaries and weight gain due to medications used for treating psychoses. Metformin is an oral medication and Victoza is administered by injection under the skin (subcutaneously). Brand names of […]

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Take High Blood Pressure Meds? Exercise Might Work Just as Well

Take High Blood Pressure Meds? Exercise Might Work Just as Well

Latest High Blood Pressure News TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you have high blood pressure, hitting the gym may be as helpful as taking drugs to lower your numbers, researchers say. There’s “compelling evidence that combining endurance and dynamic resistance training was effective in reducing [blood pressure],” according to the authors of […]

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Heart Failure Takes Heavy Toll, Even for Those With Stronger Hearts

Heart Failure Takes Heavy Toll, Even for Those With Stronger Hearts

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Having a stronger heart after being hospitalized for heart failure may not translate into a better outcome, new research suggests. Levels of physical and mental decline were similar among patients with weaker or stronger hearts, and surprisingly, those with stronger hearts had higher rates of […]

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Ballet Class: Not Just Child’s Play Anymore

Ballet Class: Not Just Child’s Play Anymore

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Ballet dancers are known for their sleek, sculpted look, in part the result of hours spent exercising at the ballet barre. While not everyone can dance the Nutcracker or Swan Lake, classes in “barre” are now widely available and […]

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Many Say Ketamine Eased Their Depression, But Is It Safe?

Many Say Ketamine Eased Their Depression, But Is It Safe?

By Carole Tanzer MillerHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Jen Godfrey couldn’t shake the “deep cloud” that lingered even after she found an antidepressant she could tolerate. Then a string of stressors hit — five years of fertility treatment and an 80-pound weight gain during pregnancy that left her […]

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Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?

Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?

WebMD Health News Dec. 18, 2018 — Medscape Medical News has done a nonscientific online poll of doctors and other health care professionals about this year’s flu season and flu vaccine. Latest Cold and Flu News The survey comes after an unidentified nurse was allegedly fired for refusing to get a flu vaccine, drawing the […]

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New Law Boosts Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease

New Law Boosts Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease

A sickle cell disease prevention and treatment program in the United States has been reauthorized to receive nearly $5 million each year over the next five years. Latest Chronic Pain News The measure was included in a bipartisan bill that aims to combat the disease and became law Tuesday night. One of the bill’s authors […]

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Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, But Not Much

Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, But Not Much

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Potentially addictive opioid painkillers are often prescribed for chronic pain, but they actually work only slightly better than placebo pills, a new review shows. The analysis, of 96 clinical trials, found that on average, opioids made only a small difference […]

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Health Tip: How Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk

Health Tip: How Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk

(HealthDay News) — Alcohol use has been associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News The society describes how alcohol can affect the body, noting that the more you drink, the higher your risk: Alcohol can damage bodily tissues. Alcohol […]