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Weight-Loss Surgery a Boon for the Heart

Weight-Loss Surgery a Boon for the Heart

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though weight-loss surgery can do wonders for your waistline, a new study suggests it might also reverse subtle damage to your heart. The research included 38 obese patients who had weight-loss surgery and 19 obese patients who were on the waiting list for weight-loss surgery. […]

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Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Heart Failure Drugs

Study Casts Doubt on Use of Common Heart Failure Drugs

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans with heart failure take one of the family of beta blocker medications to help ease the condition. But in many cases, could the meds be doing more harm than good? A new study found that taking beta blockers was associated with an […]

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‘Mobile Stroke Units’ Help Rush Treatment to Patients

‘Mobile Stroke Units’ Help Rush Treatment to Patients

Latest Heart News By Elizabeth HeubeckHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re in the throes of a stroke, being stuck in an ambulance in big-city traffic is the last place you want to be — unless you’re riding in a specially equipped ambulance called a mobile stroke unit (MSU). A new […]

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Using Sound Waves to Destroy Prostate Cancer

Using Sound Waves to Destroy Prostate Cancer

Latest Cancer News By Peter Schelden on 12/06/2019 11:19 AM Source: MedicineNet Health News A new way of using sound waves to treat prostate cancer is effective and produces minimal side effects, researchers say. Guided by MRI, a new ultrasound procedure led to no evidence of cancer after a one-year follow-up in 65% of men […]

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Cleaner Air Quickly Brings Big Health Benefits, Study Finds

Cleaner Air Quickly Brings Big Health Benefits, Study Finds

Latest Asthma News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When people are breathing cleaner air, their health generally improves — rapidly, in some cases, a new review shows. The report, from the Environmental Committee of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), details some of the evidence on air quality […]

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How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell

How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell

Latest Alzheimer’s News THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Imagine a blood test that could spot whether you are aging too quickly. New research suggests it’s not the stuff of science fiction anymore. The scientists analyzed plasma — the cell-free, fluid part of blood — from more than 4,200 people between the ages of […]

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Fibroid surgery: Everything you need to know

Fibroid surgery: Everything you need to know

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that grow in the wall of the uterus. When fibroids cause heavy bleeding or painful symptoms, and other treatments are ineffective, a doctor may recommend surgery. Fibroids are common, but it is challenging for doctors to determine what percentage of people have them, as not everyone experiences symptoms. According to […]

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Reasons for discharge in males

Reasons for discharge in males

Male discharge is any fluid that comes from the urethra other than urine. The urethra is a narrow tube that carries urine from the bladder and semen from the ejaculatory ducts. These fluids travel along the urethra before exiting the body at the urethral opening in the tip of the penis. Some types of discharge […]

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14 myths about pregnancy

14 myths about pregnancy

Most people have heard pregnancy-related advice or information, which often focuses on what different symptoms mean, how to tell the sex of the baby, and what a woman can and cannot do during pregnancy. Although some pieces of information, particularly those from healthcare professionals, can be accurate and helpful, lots of myths circulate pregnancy. Here, […]