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Have Your Cake And Lose Weight, Too

Have Your Cake And Lose Weight, Too

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — No one thinks of a piece of layer cake as a diet item. But it turns out that even conscientious label readers may overestimate the size of a single serving and underestimate the number of calories they’re eating. […]

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Metformin vs. Januvia

Metformin vs. Januvia

What’s the difference between metformin vs. Januvia? What is metformin? What is Januvia? Metformin is an oral medication that lowers blood glucose (sugar) and is used for treating type 2 diabetes. Metformin increases the sensitivity of liver, muscle, fat, and other tissues to the uptake and effects of insulin, which lowers the sugar levels in […]

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Health Tip: Dealing With a Pulled Hamstring

Health Tip: Dealing With a Pulled Hamstring

(HealthDay News) — A pulled hamstring is a common injury for athletes who play sports such as track, soccer and basketball. Latest Exercise & Fitness News Symptoms of the injury include swelling, bruising or discoloration and weakness in the hamstring. Most hamstring injuries will heal with rest and won’t require surgery, the American Academy of […]

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Is H. pylori Contagious? Symptoms and Tests

Is H. pylori Contagious? Symptoms and Tests

Pantoprazole, brand name Protonix, is a drug that belongs to the class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Protonix is used for the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), stomach (peptic) and duodenum ulcers, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Side effects of Protonix include phototoxicity (sensitivity to light) dizziness, rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea constipation, headaches, stomach […]

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Average American Getting Fatter, but Not Taller

Average American Getting Fatter, but Not Taller

Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that shows the obesity epidemic is far from over, new research reveals that most Americans have grown wider but not taller in the past two decades. Height measurements remained relatively stable during the past 20 years, even dropping slightly […]

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Metformin vs. Lantus

Metformin vs. Lantus

What is the difference between metformin vs. Lantus? Metformin and Lantus (insulin glargine) are used to treat diabetes. A difference is metformin is used to treat only type 2 diabetes, while Lantus may be used to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Metformin is also used to treat polycystic ovaries and weight gain […]

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The Link Between Social Media and Depression

The Link Between Social Media and Depression

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — the list of popular social media outlets is long and always expanding. But could staying connected through them lead to depression? That’s the question posed by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Nearly 1,800 […]

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Chemo ‘Cocktail’ Embraced as Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough

Chemo ‘Cocktail’ Embraced as Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When researchers announced that a four-drug chemotherapy regimen can add years to the lives of some patients with earlier-stage pancreatic cancer, doctors didn’t wait. Trial results were released last spring, and were immediately “practice-changing,” said Dr. Hedy Kindler, an oncologist at […]

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What are the benefits of petroleum jelly?

What are the benefits of petroleum jelly?

Petroleum jelly is a thick, waxy paste that many people use as a skin care product and treatment for minor cuts and burns. Other names for petroleum jelly include petrolatum and Vaseline, a common brand name. People use petroleum jelly for diaper rash, as a moisturizer, to treat skin conditions such as eczema, and as […]

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Intestinal worms in humans and their symptoms

Intestinal worms in humans and their symptoms

Intestinal worms, or parasitic worms, are simple organisms that feed off the human body. Many people recognize the more common varieties, such as tapeworms and hookworms, but may be less aware of the others. Intestinal worms can cause many symptoms in the body, some of which are similar to the symptoms of other gut disorders. […]