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When Does Heart Health Return to Normal After Quitting Smoking?

When Does Heart Health Return to Normal After Quitting Smoking?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you stop smoking, your heart starts to rebound right away, but a full recovery can take as long as 15 years, a new study suggests. “The benefit of quitting smoking cannot be overstated — the cardiovascular system begins to recover […]

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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Symptoms, ECG, and Treatment Medications

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Symptoms, ECG, and Treatment Medications

Source: Getty Images Atrial fibrillation definition and facts Atrial fibrillation (also referred to as AFib or AF) is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is caused by abnormal electrical discharges (signals) that generate chaotically throughout the upper chambers of the heart (atria). It reduces the ability of the atria to pump […]

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Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)

Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)

What is sofosbuvir and velpatasvir? What is sofosbuvir and velpatasvir used for? Epclusa is an oral tablet containing two drugs used for the treatment of chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), genotype 1,2,3,4, 5, or 6 in adults. The components belong to a class of drugs called direct-acting antiviral agents. Similar drugs include […]

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CBP Won’t Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu

CBP Won’t Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s announcement that it won’t vaccinate migrants is being slammed by public health experts. Latest Cold and Flu News Since December, three migrant children in U.S custody have died after coming down with the flu, CNN reported. “In general, due to […]

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pseudoephedrine (Oral, Afrinol, Sudafed)

pseudoephedrine (Oral, Afrinol, Sudafed)

What is pseudoephedrine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant used for reducing nasal congestion caused by allergies or the common cold. Pseudoephedrine causes blood vessels in the nasal passages to shrink (vasoconstrict). Vasoconstriction reduces nasal congestion by preventing fluid from draining from blood vessels into nasal passages. Pseudoephedrine also […]

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The Merits of Physical Therapy

The Merits of Physical Therapy

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You suffered an injury that has sidelined you from exercise, but you dodged a bullet — your doctor has said that you don’t need surgery. Instead, he or she prescribes physical therapy, most likely to start after a rest period […]

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U.S. Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Gene Testing Recommendations

U.S. Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Gene Testing Recommendations

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mutations in two genes — BRCA1 and BRCA2 — are known to significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, but experts have long debated which women should be tested for them. New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) […]

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Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link

Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link

A recent study looking for a link between antibiotics and cancer risk uncovers a complex relationship. The researchers conclude that there is an association between antibiotic use and an increase in colon cancer risk, but a decrease in rectal cancer risk. A new study finds an association between antibiotics and certain cancers. With the advent […]

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Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?

Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease?

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