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Ankylosing Spondylitis

What are ankylosing spondylitis treatment options? The treatment of ankylosing spondylitis typically involves the use of medications to reduce inflammation and/or suppress immunity to stop progression of the disease, physical therapy, and exercise. Medications decrease inflammation in the spine and other joints and organs. Physical therapy and exercise help improve posture, spine mobility, and lung […]

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Is <i>E. coli</i> Contagious? (Symptoms and Cure)

Is E. coli Contagious? (Symptoms and Cure)

What is E. coli? E. coli is a species of bacteria that are gram-stain negative and rod shaped. E. coli commonly live in the intestines of healthy individuals. The complete scientific name of the bacteria is termed Escherichia coli. Most E. coli are harmless to humans, but a few strains of the bacteria can cause […]

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Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Up Women&#8217;s Odds for Heart Trouble

Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Up Women’s Odds for Heart Trouble

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but using them over a long period might raise the odds of heart disease and stroke in older women, a new study suggests. Researchers tracked the health of nearly 36,500 U.S. women over an average follow-up of nearly eight years. During […]

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Innovative patch may reduce muscle damage after a heart attack

Innovative patch may reduce muscle damage after a heart attack

A recent study in rats shows that an innovative patch prevented the stretching of the heart muscle common after a heart attack. An innovative new patch limits heart muscle damage after a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that provides the heart muscle with oxygen is significantly reduced or blocked. The […]

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Why Kids Should Play More Than One Sport

Why Kids Should Play More Than One Sport

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Playing team sports is a great way to teach kids life lessons about leadership, teamwork and how to socialize with peers. Sports are also a great way to build self-esteem and gain physical skills. Most important, they’re fun. But too […]

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Fatal Drug ODs Surging Among Young Americans

Fatal Drug ODs Surging Among Young Americans

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The cost of America’s opioid epidemic just keeps rising, with new research showing that overdose deaths among teens and young adults are soaring. The death rate from drug overdoses rose from eight in every 100,000 people aged 15 to 24 […]

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&#8216;Exposure Therapy&#8217; May Work Best for PTSD Plus Drinking Problems

‘Exposure Therapy’ May Work Best for PTSD Plus Drinking Problems

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) combined with a drinking problem, the type of psychotherapy prescribed can make a difference in recovery rates, a new study finds. So-called prolonged exposure therapy is more effective than coping skills therapy in helping these patients, according […]

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Is Chlamydia Contagious?

Is Chlamydia Contagious?

Is chlamydia contagious? Chlamydia is a contagious STD (sexually transmitted disease). Chlamydia bacteria cause the most common STD in United States. Approximately 3,000,000 women and men become infected every year. Chlamydia is most common among women and men under the age of 25. Chlamydia is caused by the gram-negative bacteria from the genus Chlamydia (C. […]

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Is Peanut Allergy ‘Immunotherapy’ Causing More Harm Than Good?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The idea behind immunotherapy for peanut allergy is appealing in its simplicity: Ask a patient to eat tiny amounts of peanut every day, and over time their immune system will become desensitized to it. Unfortunately, this cure might be doing more […]