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CDC Recommends Catch-Up HPV Vaccination for Young Adults

CDC Recommends Catch-Up HPV Vaccination for Young Adults

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young adults up through the age of 26 should now get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, U.S. health officials recommended Thursday. Until now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had said this age group could get the vaccine, […]

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Nearly Half of U.S. Patients Keep Vital Secrets From Their Doctors

Nearly Half of U.S. Patients Keep Vital Secrets From Their Doctors

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of U.S. patients don’t tell their physicians about potentially life-threatening risks such as domestic violence, sexual assault, depression or thoughts of suicide, a new study finds. “For physicians to achieve your best health, they need to know what you are struggling […]

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes definition and facts Learn about tests and treatments for, and signs and symptoms of gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that occurs in pregnant women. Risk factors for gestational diabetes include There are typically no noticeable signs or symptoms associated with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes can cause the fetus to be larger than […]

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Stuttering

Stuttering

How is stuttering treated? Although there is currently no cure for stuttering, there are a variety of treatments available. The nature of the treatment will differ, based upon a person’s age, communication goals, and other factors. If you or your child stutters, it is important to work with a speech-language pathologist to determine the best […]

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Health Tip: Recognizing a Staph Infection

Health Tip: Recognizing a Staph Infection

(HealthDay News) — A staph infection is caused by bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose. Though usually minor, staph infections can become deadly if the germs invade the bloodstream or bones, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Infectious Disease News Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to […]

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FDA Approves Drug for Most Deadly Form of TB

FDA Approves Drug for Most Deadly Form of TB

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three-pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Pretomanid tablets were approved to be used with bedaquiline and linezolid in adults with extensive […]

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Entresto (sacubitril and valsartan)

Entresto (sacubitril and valsartan)

What are the uses for sacubitril and valsartan? Entresto is used for reducing the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure in patients with chronic heart failure (NYHA Class II-IV). Entresto is combined with other heart failure medications and in place of an ACE inhibitor or other ARBs. What brand names are available […]