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How to Head Off Sneaky Weight Gain

How to Head Off Sneaky Weight Gain

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Slow and sneaky weight gain usually happens over time — on average one pound a year — so it’s not always obvious at first, especially if you don’t regularly weigh yourself. But if this weight creep goes unnoticed […]

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Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. Congress

Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. Congress

The soaring cost of insulin will be investigated as the U.S. Congress holds hearings into the high cost of prescription drugs, a lawmaker says. Latest Diabetes News “I have heard stories about people reducing their life-saving medicines, like insulin, to save money,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Associated Press reported. “This […]

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Flu May Up the Odds of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

Flu May Up the Odds of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu can make you deathly ill, but it could also trigger a stroke or a rupture in your neck arteries, two new studies suggest. The findinsg prompted an urgent reminder from the researchers: Getting a flu shot will not […]

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Source: MedicineNet Knee pain facts Knee pain is a common problem with many causes, from acute injuries to complications of medical conditions. Knee pain can be localized to a specific area of the knee or be diffuse throughout the knee. Knee pain is often accompanied by physical restriction. A thorough physical examination will usually establish […]

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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Conditions of bone and joint causes of lower back pain Bone and joint conditions: Bone and joint conditions that lead to low back pain include those existing from birth (congenital), those that result from wear and tear (degenerative) or injury, and those that are due to inflammation of the joints (arthritis). Congenital bone conditions: Congenital […]

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Neuropathy Caused By Chemo

Health Tip: Symptoms of Neuropathy Caused By Chemo

(HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy, a set of symptoms caused by damage to nerves that control the sensations and movements of the arms, legs, hands and feet. Latest Cancer News The American Cancer Society mentions these sensations that indicate possible neuropathy: Tingling, or a “pins and needles” feeling. A burning or […]

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Does Fish Oil Help Control Asthma? Not So Much, Study Finds

Does Fish Oil Help Control Asthma? Not So Much, Study Finds

Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fish oil did not improve asthma control in overweight/obese young people with uncontrolled disease, a new study shows. It included 98 participants, aged 12 to 25, who had diagnosed asthma but poor asthma control, despite using a daily inhaled corticosteroid. Three-quarters of the participants took […]

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What to know about multifocal breast cancer

What to know about multifocal breast cancer

Multifocal breast cancer is a form of breast cancer in which multiple tumors arise in the same area of the breast. There are many types of breast cancer. The type and characteristics, including the number of tumors and where they are, can affect a person’s treatment and long-term outlook. This article covers information about multifocal […]

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Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?

People who have found a lump, have recently had their breast cancer diagnosed, or know someone who has may wonder how fast it can grow or spread. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among women in the United States. It is very hard to estimate how a person’s breast cancer will change over […]

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Could targeting this enzyme slow aging and related diseases?

Could targeting this enzyme slow aging and related diseases?

Investigating an enzyme that stops cells from dividing could be a fruitful avenue for research into how to slow aging and treat aging-related diseases. Aging is inevitable, but can it be slowed? This was the conclusion that researchers at Kobe University in Japan came to after studying the enzyme D-amino acid oxidase (DAO) and its […]