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Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes

Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two medical groups have declared war on sodas and energy drinks by calling for taxes on what has become the leading source of sugar in the diets of children and teens. In a new joint policy statement, the American Academy […]

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Sepsis

Sepsis

Sepsis (blood poisoning) facts Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that’s associated with an infection. Blood poisoning is a nonmedical term that usually refers to the medical condition known as sepsis. There are three described clinical stages of sepsis. The major diagnostic criteria for sepsis are altered mental status, increased respiratory rate, and low […]

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Mumps Outbreak at Temple University Reaches 74 Cases

Mumps Outbreak at Temple University Reaches 74 Cases

A mumps outbreak that began last month at Temple University in Philadelphia has reached 15 confirmed and 59 probable cases. Latest Infectious Disease News Forty-six cases were identified in the previous eight days, Mark Denys, director of student and employee health services, said last Thursday, CNN reported. The university and local health department are working […]

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Avocados Recalled by California Company

Avocados Recalled by California Company

Possible listeria contamination has led to recall of avocados by Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego. Latest Infectious Disease News The recall is for conventional and organic avocados that were grown and packed in California, and sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New Hampshire, the Associated […]

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trandolapril (Mavik)

trandolapril (Mavik)

What is trandolapril, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Trandolapril is an oral drug that is used to treat high blood pressure. It belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Other ACE inhibitors include enalapril (Vasotec), captopril (Capoten), lisinopril (Zestril; Prinivil), benazepril (Lotensin), ramipril (Altace), and quinapril (Accupril). […]

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Heart Disease a Growing Threat to U.S. Veterans

Heart Disease a Growing Threat to U.S. Veterans

Latest Heart News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More U.S. veterans are at increased risk for heart disease, a looming public health problem, researchers say. They analyzed data from more than 153,000 people who took part in the National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in […]

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IBS Triggers (Prevention)

IBS Triggers (Prevention)

IBS triggers and prevention facts Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a recurrent disease of the bowel. Treatment and management of symptoms include psychological support, dietary measures, management of food intake, and management of medications and/or psychological conditions. Foods and drinks that dehydrate the body can trigger constipation in people with irritable bowel syndrome. Fatty foods […]

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glucagon recombinant (GlucaGen)

glucagon recombinant (GlucaGen)

What is glucagon? Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas that, along with insulin, controls the level of glucose in the blood. Glucagon has the opposite effect of insulin. It increases the glucose levels in blood. Glucagon, the drug, is a synthetic (man-made) version of human glucagon and is manufactured by genetic engineering using […]