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Could You Have a Sensitive Gut?

Could You Have a Sensitive Gut?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve ever wondered why emotional distress causes stomach cramps or a mad dash to the bathroom, know that there’s a direct line of communication that runs from your brain to your digestive tract. It’s called the enteric nervous system, and […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Crohn’s Disease

Health Tip: Understanding Crohn’s Disease

(HealthDay News) — Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Though the exact cause is unknown, both genetic and environmental factors may play a role. Latest Digestion News Crohn’s disease can develop at any age, with the most common age of diagnosis being in a person’s 20s. Most commonly, […]

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Fewer U.S. Adults Being Diagnosed With Diabetes: CDC

Fewer U.S. Adults Being Diagnosed With Diabetes: CDC

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s unclear why new cases of diabetes among U.S. adults are decreasing while obesity rates continue to climb, experts say. Latest Diabetes News The number of new diabetes cases fell from 1.7 million in 2009 to 1.3 million in 2017, according to federal data released Tuesday, the Associated […]

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First PI3K Inhibitor Approved for Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer

First PI3K Inhibitor Approved for Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Piqray (alpelisib) tablets were approved for the treatment of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, PIK3CA-mutated, advanced or metastatic breast cancer in combination with fulvestrant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The tablets were approved for use in men […]

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Though ‘Donut Hole’ Is Shrinking, Medicare Drug Costs Are Rising: Study

Though ‘Donut Hole’ Is Shrinking, Medicare Drug Costs Are Rising: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for cancer drugs continue to rise steadily, with patients paying thousands of dollars each year despite efforts to close the Medicare Part D “donut hole,” researchers said. Prices for 13 anticancer drugs available through Medicare Part D in […]

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High LDL Cholesterol Tied to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

High LDL Cholesterol Tied to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s another reason to keep your cholesterol under control: New research suggests that LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol may play a role in the development of early-onset Alzheimer’s. A rare form of the disease that occurs before the age of 65, early-onset […]

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What to do in the event of a heart attack

What to do in the event of a heart attack

Learning to recognize warning signs and risk factors can help people avoid a heart attack. When a person has a heart attack, knowing what to do and acting quickly can help them have a better outcome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a person has a heart attack every 40 seconds […]

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What is ‘morning wood,’ and why does it happen?

What is ‘morning wood,’ and why does it happen?

“Morning wood” is a slang term that refers to a person having an erect penis when they wake up in the morning. The medical term is nocturnal penile tumescence. Some call it having a nocturnal erection. Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) is not a result of sexual arousal or having a dream relating to sex. Instead, […]

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Causes and treatments for thinning hair

Causes and treatments for thinning hair

As people get older, their hair may start to lose volume and thickness. In some cases, thinning hair is linked with diet, nutrient deficiencies, or hereditary hair loss. In most cases, thinning hair is not linked with overall health concerns. However, it can affect people’s mental health and self-esteem. People can try several treatments and […]