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Colonoscopy (Test, Side Effects, Preparation, Recovery)

Colonoscopy (Test, Side Effects, Preparation, Recovery)

What’s new in colonoscopy? There are several new developments in colonoscopy. Most of these center around improving the detection of difficult-to-see lesions — small ones (for example, small polyps) and flat ones — as well as the ability to determine at the time of colonoscopy whether or not polyps and lesions need to be biopsied […]

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Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency: WHO

Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency: WHO

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is of “deep concern,” but does not yet qualify as a global emergency, the World Health Organization says. Latest Infectious Disease News The outbreak began on Aug. 1, 2018 and is so far the second deadliest in history, with 1,206 confirmed and probable cases, including 764 deaths, Congo’s health […]

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Electrical Implant Helps Brain-Damaged Woman

Electrical Implant Helps Brain-Damaged Woman

An electrical implant restored near-normal levels of brain function to a woman with long-term problems from a major brain injury nearly two decades ago, researchers say. Latest Neurology News The implant stimulates activity in key areas of the brain, The New York Times reported. The woman, in her early 40s, was a student when she […]

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Health Tip: Living With Animal Allergies

(HealthDay News) — Over half of U.S. households have pets, but unfortunately millions of Americans are allergic to animals. The best way to manage symptoms of pet allergies is to avoid pets, says the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology. Latest Allergies News Other ways to minimize symptoms include: Don’t hug or kiss pets. Keep […]

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Pinworms (Infection in Children and Adults, Enterobiasis)

Pinworms (Infection in Children and Adults, Enterobiasis)

Source: iStock Pinworm definition and facts Pinworm infections are caused by worm-like parasites (Enterobius vermicularis) that infect humans’ intestines and rectal/anal areas. Young children, school-aged children, and their household members, including adults, are at risk for pinworm infections. Pinworms are visible. They range in size from 2-13 mm, are white, and resemble a worm but […]

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AHA News: Is Yoga Heart-Healthy? It’s No Stretch to See Benefits, Science Suggests

AHA News: Is Yoga Heart-Healthy? It’s No Stretch to See Benefits, Science Suggests

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — For years, aerobic exercise has been touted for its numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better mood, increased energy, and stronger bones and muscles. But there’s another form of physical activity that’s grabbing headlines — yoga. Some studies suggest the […]

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CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask was tied to […]

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Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists suspect that your gut microbiome — the mix of bacteria that inhabit your intestines — affects your health in many ways, but a surprising new finding suggests that a healthy microbiome may even ease the symptoms of autism. The small […]

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Muscle Power Might Be Key to Long Life

Muscle Power Might Be Key to Long Life

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you want to celebrate many more birthdays, new research suggests you should speed up your weight-lifting routine. Boosting muscle power, which is different than muscle strength, translated into longer lives, the Brazilian scientists said. What exactly is the difference? For example, climbing […]