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Pet Hedgehogs Still Spreading Salmonella, CDC Warns

Pet Hedgehogs Still Spreading Salmonella, CDC Warns

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — They’re tiny, furry and cute, but hedgehogs as pets can bring salmonella dangers, U.S. health officials warned on Friday. There have been 17 cases of the serious gastrointestinal infection across 11 states — all linked to contact with hedgehogs, according to the U.S. Centers […]

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U.S. Flu Season Ebbing, but Cases Still Widespread: CDC

U.S. Flu Season Ebbing, but Cases Still Widespread: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though flu season has probably peaked, beware: Influenza is still widespread in much of the United States, federal health officials said Friday. “This week activity decreased a little bit, but flu is going to be around for a while,” […]

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Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol Count

Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol Count

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not always possible to lower cholesterol through diet alone — sometimes there’s no way to override your DNA, and medication becomes a must. But certain foods can be part of the plan to improve your numbers, to both lower low-density […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Survival Odds Linked to Weight Before Age 50

Pancreatic Cancer Survival Odds Linked to Weight Before Age 50

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News SUNDAY, March 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Need another reason to stay slim? People who are overweight have a greater risk of dying from pancreatic cancer, especially those who are carrying extra pounds before age 50, a new study suggests. “No matter what the age, there was some […]

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One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

Latest Arthritis News MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Less than 10 minutes a day of brisk walking can help prevent disability in people with arthritis pain in their knee, hip, ankle or foot, researchers report. Just one hour a week of brisk physical activity “is less than 10 minutes a day for people […]

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Cimzia Approved for Inflammatory Arthritis

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first sanctioned treatment for adults with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), a type of arthritis. Latest Arthritis News Nr-axSpA causes inflammation in the spine, There is no visible damage seen on x-rays, so […]

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Spring Is the Sneezing Season

Latest Allergies News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Spring is in the air, and that can mean misery for people with seasonal allergies. “Allergies affect millions in the U.S., and while is there no way to avoid irritants like pollen entirely, there are simple solutions to mitigate allergic reactions,” said Dr. Joseph Cooke, […]

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The ‘burden of disease’ in those who recover from addiction

The ‘burden of disease’ in those who recover from addiction

Recent research shows that more than one-third of people who are recovering from addiction continue to experience chronic physical disease. People are familiar with the effects of addiction, but what about the aftermath? Excessive use of alcohol and drugs can lead to mental and physical health issues, some of which include anxiety, depression, diabetes, liver […]

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Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?

Could reused cooking oil trigger breast cancer spread?

A recent study in mice showed that reheated cooking oil might trigger cell changes that can promote late-stage breast cancer growth. A new study looks at the effect of reused cooking oil on breast cancer metastasis. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tested “thermally abused frying oil,” which is cooking oil that has […]