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HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women — and may even offer some protection to those who don’t get it, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the vaccine — […]

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A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You know about the value of exercise for heart health and for staying strong and independent as you age. There’s also proof that exercise keeps your body young physically as well as mentally. A British study involving cycling enthusiasts between […]

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Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

Latest Neurology News SUNDAY, Jan. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Boosting athletes’ neck strength in the off season might reduce their concussion risk in sports such as football and soccer, researchers say. This is among several recommendations from researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., who are looking to prevent these serious head injuries […]

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Is Air Pollution a Downer?

Is Air Pollution a Downer?

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution may not only make it hard to breathe, but it may also make you unhappy, a new study suggests. In China, air pollution reportedly causes an average of 1 million premature deaths each year and costs its economy $38 billion. But it […]

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Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)

Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)

Diflucan vs. Lamisil: What’s the difference? Diflucan (fluconazole) and Lamisil (terbinafine) are anti-fungal medications used to treat different types of fungal infections. Diflucan is used to treat vaginal, oral, and esophageal fungal infections caused by Candida; urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia and disseminated infections caused by Candida; cryptococcal meningitis; and to prevent Candida infections in […]

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Anal Fissure

Anal Fissure

What prescription drugs treat anal fissures? Anesthetics and steroids Topical anesthetics (for example, xylocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine, pramoxine) are recommended especially prior to a bowel movement to reduce the pain of defecation. Often, a small amount of a steroid is combined in the anesthetic cream to reduce inflammation. The use of steroids should be limited to […]

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

What are ovarian cancer treatment options? Epithelial ovarian cancer treatment most often consists of surgery and chemotherapy. The order is best determined by a gynecologic oncologist. Surgical treatment Surgery is used for both staging and debulking. Staging is the determination of the extent to which as cancer has spread in the body. Debulking is removing […]

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Health Tip: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

Health Tip: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

(HealthDay News) — The amount of sleep a child needs varies at different ages, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Healthy Kids News While different kids of the same age may require different amounts, there are science-based guidelines of suggested sleep amounts for each age, the academy says. Here are the guidelines: Infants: (4 […]

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How to Fight Norovirus, the ‘Cruise Ship’ Germ

How to Fight Norovirus, the ‘Cruise Ship’ Germ

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whether it’s infiltrating a cruise ship, a restaurant or a college dorm, the norovirus is often in the news. It’s the leading cause of illness from contaminated food in the United States. While food can be tainted at its source, […]

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Health Tip: Control Your Blood Pressure

Health Tip: Control Your Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) — Uncontrolled high blood pressure is dangerous and could even lead to death, the American Heart Association says. Latest High Blood Pressure News The AHA offers these suggestions for controlling high blood pressure: Know your numbers and identity your target blood pressure range. Work with your doctor to develop a plan to lower […]