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Paleo diet may be bad for heart health

Paleo diet may be bad for heart health

New research has found that people who follow the Paleolithic, or Paleo, diet have high levels of a blood biomarker tied to heart disease. The finding raises some red flags about this type of diet, which, the researchers suggest, is not balanced enough to ensure good health. Following the Paleo diet could threaten heart health, […]

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Plant-based diets tied to 23% lower diabetes risk

Plant-based diets tied to 23% lower diabetes risk

An extensive meta-analysis provides comprehensive evidence that consistently following a healthful, plant-based diet could help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Data on thousands of individuals indicate that having a plant-based diet may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more […]

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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac facts Picture of Poison Ivy Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are poisonous plants than can cause an itchy rash upon contact. A substance called urushiol, found in these plants, causes the rash. The rash is not contagious. The rash usually disappears in one to three weeks. The majority […]

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Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. alosetron (Lotronex)

Ondansetron (Zofran) vs. alosetron (Lotronex)

What drugs interact with ondansetron and alosetron? Ondansetron Ondansetron and apomorphine should not be used together due to sudden lowering in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Phenytoin, carbamazepine, and rifampin can increase ondansetron elimination and decrease blood levels, possibly lowering the effects of ondansetron. Dronedarone can increase blood levels of ondansetron by reducing its […]

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Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Famvir (famciclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Famvir (famciclovir)

Valtrex vs. Famvir: What’s the difference? Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Famvir (famciclovir) are antiviral drugs used to treat infections with shingles (herpes zoster), genital herpes (herpes simplex genitalis), and cold sores (herpes labialis). Side effects of Valtrex and Famvir that are similar include headache, nausea, vomiting, reduced white blood cells, diarrhea, and rash. Side effects of […]

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Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease)

Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease)

Source: iStock Diverticulosis and diverticulitis definition and facts Most people with diverticulosis (diverticular disease) have few or no symptoms, and the symptoms that occur with diverticulosis probably are not caused by the diverticula, even though this has been referred to as “diverticular disease.” The symptoms of diverticulitis include: When diverticulosis is associated with inflammation and […]

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Health Tip: Controlling Oily Skin

Health Tip: Controlling Oily Skin

(HealthDay News) — Skin that is too oily can clog pores and lead to acne breakouts, says the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Latest Skin News The academy says the key to healthy skin is maintaining its natural moisture without excess oil. To control oily skin, the AAD recommends: Wash your face every morning, evening […]

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Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Zovirax (acyclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Zovirax (acyclovir)

Valtrex (valacyclovir) vs. Zovirax (acyclovir): What’s the difference? Valtrex (valacyclovir) and Zovirax (acyclovir) are antiviral drugs used to treat infections with shingles (herpes zoster), genital herpes (herpes simplex genitalis), and cold sores (herpes labialis). Zovirax is also used to treat Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis). Side effects of Valtrex and Zovirax that are similar include headache, nausea, […]

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Ragu Pasta Sauces Recalled Due to Plastic Bits

Ragu Pasta Sauces Recalled Due to Plastic Bits

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain Ragu pasta sauces in the United States have been recalled because they may contain plastic fragments, Mizkan America, Inc. says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Consumers with the recalled jars of pasta sauce should throw them away. No injuries linked to the recalled products have been reported, […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Heat Stroke

Health Tip: Signs of Heat Stroke

(HealthDay News) — Heat-related illness is preventable, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Few Deaths Tied to Dirty Air, But Threats Persist Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash Health Tip: Avoid Distracted Driving California Bill to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions Health Tip: Escaping Rip Currents Want More News? […]