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Strict Blood Pressure Control Could Help Make Stroke Care Safer

Strict Blood Pressure Control Could Help Make Stroke Care Safer

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For patients who receive clot-busting drugs after a stroke, intensive blood pressure lowering is safe and it reduces their risk of bleeding in the brain, a new study finds. Brain bleeds are a major potential side effect of clot-busting drugs. But the use of extreme […]

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AHA News: Many Women Plagued by Anxiety After Stroke

AHA News: Many Women Plagued by Anxiety After Stroke

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Angie Read Doyal was unsure if she’d be the same after her stroke. So, when she felt ready to return to work after only seven weeks of intense physical, speech and occupational therapy, she was confident. But that self-assurance quickly was undermined by […]

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Blood Thinning Drug May Be Safer Option Against Recurrent Stroke

Blood Thinning Drug May Be Safer Option Against Recurrent Stroke

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients’ risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study finds. The Japanese study was funded by Pletal’s maker, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, and […]

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CPR Not Always Given at Dialysis Clinics When Needed

CPR Not Always Given at Dialysis Clinics When Needed

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When kidney failure patients undergoing treatment at dialysis clinics suffer cardiac arrest, the clinic staff usually jumps in to perform lifesaving CPR, but not always, a new study finds. “It is reassuring that bystander CPR was associated with improved outcomes in dialysis clinics just as […]

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Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)

Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)

What should you know about jaundice in newborns and babies? Jaundice is the yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes and the whites of the eyes (sclerae) caused by elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia). The term jaundice is derived from the French word jaune, which means yellow. Jaundice is not technically a […]

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High-Tech Capsule Could One Day Replace Insulin Injections

High-Tech Capsule Could One Day Replace Insulin Injections

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people with type 2 diabetes, could the days of having to jab themselves with a needle whenever they need insulin be over? It’s now a distinct possibility, say researchers who have developed a capsule that can deliver insulin once it […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission

Weight-Loss Surgery Typically Pushes Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As many as 7 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes can achieve long-term disease remission by having weight-loss surgery called gastric bypass, according to a new Danish study. The surgery isn’t necessarily a cure for type 2 diabetes. Some […]

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Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too

Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease. Researchers found that among over 63,000 women, those infected with “high-risk” […]

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New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface

New Cases of Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Surface

There’s been an increase in the number of U.S. women diagnosed with a deadly cancer caused by textured breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Latest Cancer News The number of women with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lyphoma (BIA-ALCL) now stands at 457, compared with 414 in the last report, the […]