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AHA News: Diabetes Remains Dangerous Despite Modern Medicine

AHA News: Diabetes Remains Dangerous Despite Modern Medicine

Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Despite medical advances, having diabetes is still linked to a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research shows. It’s long been known that diabetes — a condition that causes blood sugar to rise — increases the risk of death from multiple […]

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HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That’s the finding from a new study involving thousands of U.S. women who tested […]

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Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?

Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 517 primary care doctors who had 1,077 female patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Doctors were asked if they had discussed surgery, radiation or chemotherapy […]

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Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug has shown promise in extending the lives of women suffering from a particularly aggressive and deadly type of breast cancer, according to the results of a phase 2 trial. Right now, the standard treatment of chemotherapy for metastatic […]

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Active Brain and Body Are Powerful Weapons Against Dementia

Active Brain and Body Are Powerful Weapons Against Dementia

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You need to exercise both your brain and your body during middle age to guard against dementia as you grow older, a new, long-term study suggests. Keeping mentally active through activities like reading, playing music, sewing or painting reduces your overall […]

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What causes post-cesarean wound infections?

What causes post-cesarean wound infections?

A post-cesarean wound infection can occur when bacteria get into the incision wound. Doctors can treat surgical wound infections with medications and proper wound care. An estimated 3–15 percent of woman develop an infection in their cesarean incision wounds. This article looks at the causes and types of wound infections after a cesarean, risk factors, […]

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How do baby flutters feel?

One of the most exciting moments of pregnancy for many women is feeling the baby move for the first time. Often, it can be difficult for a woman to distinguish these first movements from other sensations, such as indigestion or gas. However, when a woman is certain that she is feeling the fetus move, she […]

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Can we halt cellular aging? New drug combo shows promise

Can we halt cellular aging? New drug combo shows promise

Aging cells can become toxic to surrounding tissue, thus leading to numerous health problems. A class of drugs scientists call senolytics could help address these health issues, and improve symptoms. Can a new drug combination help fight off the ill effects of cellular aging? Senolytics are a class of drugs that target cells that have […]

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Treating constipation in Crohn’s disease

Treating constipation in Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease tends to cause frequent diarrhea, but it can also cause constipation. This constipation may result from medications, other health conditions, or lifestyle factors. Doctors consider a person to have constipation if they have fewer than three bowel movements a week. Other symptoms of constipation can include hard or dry stools, pain or difficulty […]

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Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers found that practicing transcendental meditation can help reduce or even reverse these symptoms. New evidence indicates that some types of meditation can successfully tackle mental health issues. Studies have shown that meditation practices can have a significant, positive effect on mental […]