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Kidney Disease More Deadly for Men

Kidney Disease More Deadly for Men

Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chronic kidney disease is more likely to progress to kidney failure and death in men than in women, a new study reveals. “We found that women had 17 percent lower risk of experiencing [kidney failure] and the risk of death was 31 percent lower in […]

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Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News Dec. 10, 2018 — More than 40% of Americans have not been vaccinated against the flu this year and don’t plan to get vaccinated, despite repeated warnings about the potential dangers and last year’s record number of flu-related deaths, a new survey shows. Latest Cold and Flu News The survey […]

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Nagging Low Back Pain? Try Mindfulness

Nagging Low Back Pain? Try Mindfulness

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Almost no one is immune to occasional low back pain. But when it’s chronic, when simple movement seems impossible, it can keep you from enjoying life. And painkillers aren’t always the answer. Why not try meditation rather than medication? Research […]

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budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)

budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)

What is budesonide inhaler, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Budesonide is a man-made glucocorticoid steroid related to the naturally-occurring hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone which is produced in the adrenal glands. It is used for treating asthma by inhalation. Glucocorticoid steroids such as cortisol or budesonide have potent anti-inflammatory actions that reduces inflammation […]

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This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Altering certain neural pathways may improve cognitive ability in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the 15 leading causes of disability globally. In the United States, this condition affects more than 3 million people. Symptoms of schizophrenia […]

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Is it possible to reverse ‘chemo brain?’

Is it possible to reverse ‘chemo brain?’

Chemotherapy can affect a person’s brain for years after coming to an end. How does it actually change the brain, and is there anything that scientists can do to reverse these effects? Researchers are looking into ways of reversing the ‘chemo brain’ effect. Many people who undergo chemotherapy will notice cognitive impairment and behavioral changes. […]

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A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s

A new blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer’s

Doctors may find it hard to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease before the obvious symptoms set in, and many of the current tests for it are expensive and complicated. However, researchers recently devised a blood test that could accurately detect this condition. Recent research aimed to develop an accurate blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s. According to the […]

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Pictures and symptoms of common STDs

Pictures and symptoms of common STDs

Understanding symptoms and seeing pictures of STDs can help people identify the signs and encourage them to see a doctor. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are on the rise. In 2017, researchers saw an increase in STDs for the fourth year in a row, and the highest ever rates of […]