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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). […]

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Hepatitis A (HAV, Hep A)

Hepatitis A (HAV, Hep A)

Hepatitis A facts* *Hepatitis A facts medical author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Hepatitis A is an inflammatory disease of the liver caused by a virus. Hepatitis A viruses cause the disease termed hepatitis A; it is relatively uncommon since a vaccine became available. People at higher risk to be infected with hepatitis A virus […]

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Opioids Prescribed in Hospital Often Tied to Long-Term Use

Opioids Prescribed in Hospital Often Tied to Long-Term Use

Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People given opioids for the first time in the hospital are likely to continue getting them for months after, a new study reports. A University of Pittsburgh team found that those first-timers are twice as likely to receive more opioids after discharge than patients […]

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Common Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Common Blood Pressure Med Might Help Fight Alzheimer’s

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Treatment with blood pressure medication can improve blood flow to a key brain region in people with Alzheimer’s disease, a small clinical trial has found. Researchers stressed that they do not know whether the brain finding can translate into any benefits […]

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What to know about overdosing on antidepressants

What to know about overdosing on antidepressants

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What to know about cardiorespiratory endurance

What to know about cardiorespiratory endurance

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