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What is Antibiotic Resistance?

What is Antibiotic Resistance?

What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotics are medications used to kill or slow the growth of bacteria and some fungi. Antibiotics are not effective in treating infections caused by viruses. The definition of antibiotic resistance is the adaptive change in bacteria (mutation) that allows them to grow in the presence of a drug (an antibiotic) that […]

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Americans Sitting More Than Ever, and Tech Is to Blame

Americans Sitting More Than Ever, and Tech Is to Blame

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — America’s couch potatoes are becoming ever more deeply rooted, and computers are the reason why. The amount of time people spend sitting around has increased in recent years, driven largely by more leisure time spent with a computer, federal […]

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Health Tip: Appendectomy

Health Tip: Appendectomy

(HealthDay News) — Typically, doctors treat appendicitis with removal of the organ, medically called an appendectomy, says the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Latest Digestion News Laparoscopic surgery uses several small incisions, usually leading to few complications and a short recovery time. A laparotomy uses a single incision in your […]

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Don’t Assume Pot Will Make You Fat

Don’t Assume Pot Will Make You Fat

Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even though marijuana triggers the “munchies” in many people, adults who use the drug tend to weigh less than nonusers, a new study finds. The finding stems from data on the weight of 33,000 Americans, 18 and older. Researchers found that all […]

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Can Obesity Shrink Your Brain?

Can Obesity Shrink Your Brain?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Obese people may show some shrinkage in their brain tissue as early as middle age, a large new study confirms. The study, based on brain scans of thousands of adults in the United Kingdom, found that those with […]

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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 […]