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‘Miracle’ Young Blood Infusion Treatments Unproven, Potentially Harmful: FDA

‘Miracle’ Young Blood Infusion Treatments Unproven, Potentially Harmful: FDA

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — They’re often called “vampire” treatments, in which people undergo infusions of a young donor’s blood plasma to treat everything from aging to Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. But these expensive “fountain of youth” therapies are unproven and potentially unsafe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

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AHA News: Could ‘Cardio-Obstetrics’ Curb Rise in Pregnancy-Related Deaths?

AHA News: Could ‘Cardio-Obstetrics’ Curb Rise in Pregnancy-Related Deaths?

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — More collaboration between cardiologists and obstetricians could help curb the nation’s soaring death rate among pregnant women, according to a new report urging more team-based care for these vulnerable mothers. Pregnant women in the United States have a higher risk of dying than […]

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Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study throws serious doubt on the safety of using a common yeast infection treatment during pregnancy. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescribed pill used to treat yeast infections. However, Canadian research now suggests its use greatly raises a pregnant woman’s odd for miscarriage, as […]

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Cold Agglutinin Disease

Cold Agglutinin Disease

What should you know about cold agglutinin disease? What is cold agglutinin disease? Cold agglutinin disease is a rare form of acquired autoimmune hemolytic anemia in which exposure to cold temperatures can trigger the body’s immune system to mistakenly attack and destroy its own red blood cells. What are the signs and symptoms of cold […]

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Health Tip: Eat Less Salt

Health Tip: Eat Less Salt

(HealthDay News) — Everyone needs some salt to help maintain the body’s balance of fluids. But too much salt may cause you to retain fluids and raise your blood pressure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Latest High Blood Pressure News About 75 percent of the salt you consume is from processed foods, the […]

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Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women

Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Younger U.S. women are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate now than 20 years ago — even while the picture has improved for younger men. Those are the key findings from a new study of four U.S. communities, in which […]