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The Lowdown on E-Cigarette Risks for Kids

The Lowdown on E-Cigarette Risks for Kids

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The concern over vaping has continued to build as e-cigarettes have become more popular, especially with kids and teens. Vaping — inhaling liquid nicotine vapors — was first marketed as a way to help adults quit smoking. But younger people, […]

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Still Too Few Teens Getting the HPV Vaccine

Still Too Few Teens Getting the HPV Vaccine

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — HPV vaccination rates for younger American adolescents are alarmingly low, researchers say. “While we have seen gains in HPV vaccination coverage, we are still falling behind at the younger ages,” said study lead author Robert Bednarczyk. He’sassistant professor of global health and epidemiology at […]

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Thrive Market Recalls Nut Butters

Thrive Market Recalls Nut Butters

All unexpired lots of Thrive Market-branded nut butters are being recalled due to possible listeria contamination. Latest Infectious Disease News “On January 21, 2019, one of our suppliers notified us that it was issuing a recall of all nut butters it has manufactured since January 2018 because of a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes in […]

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Cardiologist Groups Say Newer Blood Thinners Best Against A-Fib

Cardiologist Groups Say Newer Blood Thinners Best Against A-Fib

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Newer blood thinners are recommended over warfarin for people with the heart condition called atrial fibrillation (a-fib) in updated treatment guidelines issued by three major American heart groups. The newer drugs are called non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Examples include dabigatran […]

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Someday, a Pig’s Heart Might Save a Child’s Life

Someday, a Pig’s Heart Might Save a Child’s Life

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill the need. The concept of using animal organs to save human lives has been […]

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Big Gains Against Hep C Possible With Big Investment

Big Gains Against Hep C Possible With Big Investment

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of hepatitis C cases and related deaths could be prevented, but it will require a significant investment, researchers say. In the first study to model such measures worldwide, the authors concluded that sweeping prevention, screening and treatment efforts could prevent 15.1 million new hepatitis […]

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Gallbladder Pain (Gall Bladder Pain)

Gallbladder Pain (Gall Bladder Pain)

Source: MedicineNet What is gallbladder pain? Gallbladder pain is (often misspelled “gall bladder”) an all-inclusive term used to describe any pain due to disease related to the gallbladder. The major gallbladder problems that produce gallbladder pain are biliary colic, cholecystitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, and ascending cholangitis. Symptoms vary and may be triggered by eating certain foods. […]

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Bonding With Friends — Without Food

Bonding With Friends — Without Food

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Socializing with friends is great for physical and emotional well-being, but if all of your get-togethers are at restaurants or bars, it can be hard to stick to a healthy eating plan. Try these ideas for having fun […]

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Flu May Be a Factor in Many Kidney Failure Deaths

Flu May Be a Factor in Many Kidney Failure Deaths

Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seasonal flu and other respiratory infections may be especially dangerous for kidney failure patients, researchers say. A new study found that influenza-like illnesses likely contribute to more than 1,000 deaths among kidney failure patients in the United States each year. These illnesses include […]