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Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study throws serious doubt on the safety of using a common yeast infection treatment during pregnancy. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescribed pill used to treat yeast infections. However, Canadian research now suggests its use greatly raises a pregnant woman’s odd for miscarriage, as […]

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Cold Agglutinin Disease

Cold Agglutinin Disease

What should you know about cold agglutinin disease? What is cold agglutinin disease? Cold agglutinin disease is a rare form of acquired autoimmune hemolytic anemia in which exposure to cold temperatures can trigger the body’s immune system to mistakenly attack and destroy its own red blood cells. What are the signs and symptoms of cold […]

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Health Tip: Eat Less Salt

Health Tip: Eat Less Salt

(HealthDay News) — Everyone needs some salt to help maintain the body’s balance of fluids. But too much salt may cause you to retain fluids and raise your blood pressure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Latest High Blood Pressure News About 75 percent of the salt you consume is from processed foods, the […]

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Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women

Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Younger U.S. women are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate now than 20 years ago — even while the picture has improved for younger men. Those are the key findings from a new study of four U.S. communities, in which […]

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AHA News: Living Near Convenience Stores Could Raise Risk of Artery-Clogging Condition

AHA News: Living Near Convenience Stores Could Raise Risk of Artery-Clogging Condition

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Convenience stores may be handy, but they may not be healthy for your arteries. A new study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researched how neighborhood food environments are associated with atherosclerosis, the buildup of artery-clogging plaque that can […]

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Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A half-hour of morning exercise can help control blood pressure in overweight and obese people for the entire day, a new study finds. And for women in particular, adding frequent short breaks from sitting through the day can offer additional benefit, the Australian researchers said. […]