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COPD: What is it?

COPD: What is it?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung condition. It gets worse over time, and a range of factors can affect how quickly it progresses. COPD can involve chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and irreversible, or refractory asthma. Some people with COPD have all three conditions. Keep reading to learn more about COPD, including its symptoms, […]

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Marathon running may reverse a risky part of the aging process

Marathon running may reverse a risky part of the aging process

People have long been aware of the benefits of exercise. Now, a new study finds that one particular aspect of fitness — that is, training for a specific goal — may be particularly advantageous. Share on PinterestA new study has shown that training for and running a marathon can reverse vascular aging. The value of […]

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Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?

Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?

The symptoms of frontotemporal, or early onset, dementia can appear as early as age 40. Have researchers found a new way to treat this condition using antibiotics? Frontotemporal dementia, or frontotemporal lobar dementia, is an umbrella term that refers to a range of early onset dementias characterized by the progressive atrophying of the brain’s frontal […]

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How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

New research in mice shows “for the first time” that scientists can use protons to administer radiation therapy in a matter of milliseconds, killing cancer cells while protecting healthy tissue. Share on PinterestA proton-based FLASH session of radiotherapy could kill cancer in milliseconds, research suggests. Over half of the people with a cancer diagnosis receive […]

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Health Tip: Acetaminophen Safety

Latest Prevention & Wellness News (HealthDay News) — Found in more than 600 different medicines, acetaminophen is the most common drug ingredient in the United States, says the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. To use the painkiller safely, the CHPA urges you to: Always read and follow the directions on the label. Never take more than […]

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Health Tip: Treating a Yeast Infection

Latest Women’s Health News (HealthDay News) — Most women will get a vaginal yeast infection at some point, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its uncomfortable symptoms may include burning and itching. A yeast infection is typically treated with an antifungal medicine. This drug usually can be purchased over-the-counter, and comes in […]

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New Smartphone Test Detects UTIs in Less Than 30 Minutes

New Smartphone Test Detects UTIs in Less Than 30 Minutes

Latest Women’s Health News Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections that account for more than 10 million doctor and hospital visits in the U.S. every year, according to MedicineNet author Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP. Now scientists from the University of Bath have developed a test that quickly diagnoses UTIs using a smartphone camera […]

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Climate Change May Translate Into More Fatal Injuries

Climate Change May Translate Into More Fatal Injuries

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If climate change continues unabated, the United States should prepare for an increase in deaths from injuries, a new study claims. Looking at data on injury deaths and temperature over 38 years, researchers found a correlation between unusually high […]

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Good News for People With Persistent Anxiety

Good News for People With Persistent Anxiety

Latest Mental Health News By Rich HolmesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder need not be a life sentence, a large Canadian study suggests. “It’s so exciting,” said lead author Esme Fuller-Thomson, director of the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto. People […]