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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 […]

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Breast Cancer May Bring Higher Odds for A-fib, Too

Breast Cancer May Bring Higher Odds for A-fib, Too

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women diagnosed with breast cancer may face a higher risk of developing the abnormal heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), Danish researchers report. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. In 2018, more than 2 million women were diagnosed with the disease. The […]

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What are the signs of depression in men?

What are the signs of depression in men?

Both men and women can experience depression, but the signs and symptoms can be different. Although the primary symptom of depression for many is often a feeling of sadness, men may have a higher tendency than women to feel anger, demonstrate aggressive feelings, and engage in substance abuse. Due to the different symptoms, and because […]

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Safe exercises for a herniated disk

Safe exercises for a herniated disk

Gentle exercises, stretches, and activities can all help relieve the pain of a herniated disk. Exercises can also strengthen and improve flexibility in the spine, neck, and back. A herniated disk, or a slipped or ruptured disk, occurs when some of the soft jelly in the center of the disk slips out past the tough […]

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Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer

Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer

Duodenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that forms in the first part of the small intestine. Symptoms can be vague, which can make early diagnosis difficult. In this article, we look at what duodenal cancer is, along with its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. We also discuss survival rates for this type of cancer. […]