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Broad-Range Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Animal Tests

Broad-Range Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Animal Tests

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola drug was effective against all strains of the deadly virus in laboratory animals, scientists say. Previous research typically took the “one bug, one drug” approach, said researcher Thomas Geisbert, a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. But […]

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Play It Safe With Winter Sports

Play It Safe With Winter Sports

Latest Exercise & Fitness News SUNDAY, Jan. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are great ways to have winter fun, but be sure to take steps to reduce your risk of injuries, experts say. In 2017, U.S. emergency departments, doctors’ offices and clinics treated: 68,809 people for skiing-related injuries, 54,349 people […]

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U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been infected with a strain of the flu virus, health officials said Friday. Almost half of those folks went to a doctor, while between 69,000 and […]

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Make Cancer Prevention a Priority in 2019

Make Cancer Prevention a Priority in 2019

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to improve your health, reducing your risk of cancer should be part of that goal, a cancer expert says. While cancer risk factors such as family history and aging can’t be controlled, lifestyle changes such as eating […]

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

What are the stages of prostate cancer? The term to stage a cancer means to describe the evident extent of the cancer in the body at the time that the cancer is first diagnosed. Clinical staging of prostate cancer is based on the pathology results, physical examination, PSA, and if appropriate, radiologic studies. The stage […]

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Personal income may increase risk of heart disease

Personal income may increase risk of heart disease

Income levels, if they are unstable, can easily turn into a stressor. However, the volatility of personal income could be having a more serious effect on people’s heart health. Does how much money we earn affect cardiovascular health? It is often expected that a person’s income will constantly rise until they reach retirement age. However, […]

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Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health […]

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Increased intracranial pressure: What to know

Increased intracranial pressure: What to know

Increased intracranial pressure is a medical term that refers to growing pressure inside a person’s skull. This pressure can affect the brain if doctors do not treat it. A sudden increase in the pressure inside a person’s skull is a medical emergency. Left untreated, an increase in the intracranial pressure (ICP) may lead to brain […]

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What is an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) blood test?

What is an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) blood test?

The liver makes several enzymes, including alanine aminotransferase, or ALT. These enzymes help break down proteins so that the body can digest them. Besides helping the liver break down proteins, ALT helps the liver perform its basic functions. Some of these include: filtering toxins from the blood storing nutrients and iron producing bile, which aids […]