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‘Two Wave’ Flu Season Unusually Long: CDC

‘Two Wave’ Flu Season Unusually Long: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — What looked like a mild flu season in December has turned into the longest flu season in five years, U.S. health officials report. The season is so prolonged because two waves of flu viruses hit one after the other, […]

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Not All Cervical Cancer Rates Are Declining

Not All Cervical Cancer Rates Are Declining

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A type of cervical cancer that’s less sensitive to Pap testing is increasing among white women in the United States, new research shows. An overall decline in cervical cancer rates in recent decades has been driven by decreases in squamous cell carcinomas. Most of the […]

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Asthma Myths That Can Hurt You

Asthma Myths That Can Hurt You

Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even though asthma is common in the United States, there are many misconceptions about the respiratory disease, an allergy/immunology expert says. “Asthma is a serious condition that affects more than 26 million Americans — more than 8% of the population,” Dr. Todd Mahr, president of […]

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Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue

Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue

New research, which appears in the journal Nature Communications, shows that delivering two small molecules to mice helps their hearts regenerate after a heart attack. New research may pave the way for regenerating the heart muscle after a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and responsible for […]

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Is this chest pain from GERD or a heart attack?

Is this chest pain from GERD or a heart attack?

Chest pain can be a sign that a person is having a heart attack. However, chest pain is also a common symptom of other, less serious conditions, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease. Doctors refer to pain from heart attacks and other conditions that affect the cardiovascular system as cardiac chest pain. Pain that does not […]

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How is the pancreas involved in diabetes?

How is the pancreas involved in diabetes?

The pancreas is the organ that produces insulin, and it plays a major role in regulating blood glucose levels. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough or any insulin. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body cannot use insulin correctly. In this article, we look at how the pancreas is involved […]

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What is a chocolate cyst?

What is a chocolate cyst?

A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with old blood. These cysts, which doctors call endometriomas, are not cancerous, though they usually mean that a person’s endometriosis is severe enough to complicate their fertility. Between 20 and 40 percent of people with endometriosis develop chocolate cysts. In this article, we explore the causes, symptoms, […]

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Is it safe to mix Flagyl and alcohol?

Is it safe to mix Flagyl and alcohol?

Drinking alcohol while taking Flagyl can cause serious side effects. Doctors and pharmacists advise people to avoid alcohol entirely while using the medication in any form, including oral Flagyl tablets and topical Flagyl creams. Flagyl is an antibiotic that treats many infections, including abdominal and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). While not all antibiotics interact with […]

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Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson’s?

Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson’s?

A prescription drug already in use for the treatment of high blood pressure could be effective against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s, in which toxic proteins build up in brain cells. Scientists could repurpose felodipine to prevent Parkinson’s disease. Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the Guangzhou Institutes […]