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Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease

Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease

A recent study has linked a common prescription drug that people with arthritis use to relieve pain and inflammation to a heart valve problem. New research suggests that the pain reliever celecoxib may raise the risk of heart valve disease. The drug, which has the generic name celecoxib and the brand name Celebrex, belongs to […]

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New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

Some types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer, tend to remain undetected until they are too advanced for treatment to be effective. Now, an innovative tool may be able to detect cancer easily, quickly, and in minuscule amounts of blood. A newly developed, highly sensitive device can detect cancer in very small clinical samples. In […]

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What to know about DEXA scans

What to know about DEXA scans

A DEXA scan usually assesses or measures bone density. It may also have uses in determining body composition, such as the percentage of lean muscle and fat. The dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan uses two low-energy X-ray beams, which doctors direct toward the bones. Using dual energy levels separates the images into two components, including […]

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What can cause back pain while breathing?

What can cause back pain while breathing?

If back pain occurs when a person breathes, it can signal an underlying medical condition. In some cases the pain is sharp, and possible causes range from inflammation or infection of the chest to spinal curvature and lung cancer. Back pain while breathing can also indicate a medical emergency, such as a heart attack or […]

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Insomnia: Certain types of brain cell explain genetic risk

Insomnia: Certain types of brain cell explain genetic risk

New research in the journal Nature Genetics identifies individual types of brain cell and brain areas that are involved in insomnia, offering new treatment targets for this condition. New research helps explain why some people struggle to sleep. Insomnia affects about a third of people living in the United States and approximately 770 million people […]

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Health Tip: Protecting Children from the Flu

Health Tip: Protecting Children from the Flu

(HealthDay News) — Flu season is in full swing. Thousands of children under the age of 5 have been hospitalized for the flu in the last decade, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Healthy Kids News The CDC suggests following these precautions to protect younger children: Keep yourself and the child […]

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Obesity a Heartbreaker for Kids

Obesity a Heartbreaker for Kids

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Obesity and severe obesity have been added to the list of conditions that put children and teens at increased risk for early heart disease. So says a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). “Parents need to know that some medical conditions […]