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Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve taken a first step toward creating a pacemaker that runs on the heart’s own energy rather than batteries. Pacemakers are electronic devices implanted to regulate your heartbeat — usually because of a condition that slows your heart’s normal […]

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Smart Steps for Stronger Calves

Smart Steps for Stronger Calves

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Have you been neglecting your calves? Many people forget about these important muscles when doing strength training. These exercises will add definition and help protect against some lower leg injuries. Start with seated calf raises. Sit on a chair […]

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High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Has a high-fat meal ever left you feeling bloated and sluggish? It turns out that a heavier fat diet may keep the many bacteria that live in your digestive system from doing their best, too. New research found that when people […]

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AHA News: Diabetes Remains Dangerous Despite Modern Medicine

AHA News: Diabetes Remains Dangerous Despite Modern Medicine

Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Despite medical advances, having diabetes is still linked to a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research shows. It’s long been known that diabetes — a condition that causes blood sugar to rise — increases the risk of death from multiple […]

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HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That’s the finding from a new study involving thousands of U.S. women who tested […]

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Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?

Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 517 primary care doctors who had 1,077 female patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Doctors were asked if they had discussed surgery, radiation or chemotherapy […]

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Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug has shown promise in extending the lives of women suffering from a particularly aggressive and deadly type of breast cancer, according to the results of a phase 2 trial. Right now, the standard treatment of chemotherapy for metastatic […]

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Active Brain and Body Are Powerful Weapons Against Dementia

Active Brain and Body Are Powerful Weapons Against Dementia

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You need to exercise both your brain and your body during middle age to guard against dementia as you grow older, a new, long-term study suggests. Keeping mentally active through activities like reading, playing music, sewing or painting reduces your overall […]

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What causes post-cesarean wound infections?

What causes post-cesarean wound infections?

A post-cesarean wound infection can occur when bacteria get into the incision wound. Doctors can treat surgical wound infections with medications and proper wound care. An estimated 3–15 percent of woman develop an infection in their cesarean incision wounds. This article looks at the causes and types of wound infections after a cesarean, risk factors, […]