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Test All U.S. Adults for Hepatitis C, Expert Panel Says

Test All U.S. Adults for Hepatitis C, Expert Panel Says

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hepatitis C infection rates have exploded in the United States, more than tripling over the past decade. Because of this, routine screening for hepatitis C — which can destroy the liver over time — should occur in all American adults, a […]

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‘Fast and Feast’ Diet Works for Weight Loss

‘Fast and Feast’ Diet Works for Weight Loss

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tired of that spare tire? Low-calorie diets work, but can be difficult to follow. A much simpler approach to losing weight might be to just stop eating every other day. It’s called alternate-day fasting (ADF). As the name […]

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Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes (Similarities and Differences)

Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes (Similarities and Differences)

What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases, all of which have in common high blood sugar (glucose) levels that result from problems with insulin secretion, its action, or both. Normally, blood glucose levels are tightly controlled by a hormone produced by the pancreas known as insulin. When blood glucose levels rise […]

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Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes insipidus facts* *Diabetes insipidus facts Medically Edited by: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Diabetes insipidus is not related to diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2 diabetes). Diabetes insipidus is caused by problems related to the antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or its receptor and causes frequent urination. There are four types of diabetes insipidus; 1) central […]

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Exercise Is Good Medicine for Advanced Colon Cancer

Exercise Is Good Medicine for Advanced Colon Cancer

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Waging a successful battle against advanced colon cancer should include regular doses of exercise, a new study suggests. It found that physical activity was associated with slower cancer progression and reductions in severe treatment side effects in more than 1,200 patients undergoing chemotherapy. Exercise — […]

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Stillbirth

Stillbirth

Symptoms During Pregnancy Is this normal? Knowing what symptoms to expect during pregnancy can alert you to something that might be abnormal. A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is grouped into three stages, or trimesters. Symptoms and early signs of pregnancy that begin in the first semester include: The absence of menstrual periods […]

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Even a Little Drinking While Pregnant Ups Miscarriage Odds: Study

Even a Little Drinking While Pregnant Ups Miscarriage Odds: Study

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Just small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage, researchers warn. They analyzed 24 studies conducted between 1970 and 2019 that included more than 231,000 pregnant women. They found that drinking alcohol during pregnancy — even small amounts — increases odds […]