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Germ Transplant Helps Women With Tough-to-Treat Vaginal Infections

Germ Transplant Helps Women With Tough-to-Treat Vaginal Infections

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection in women that’s usually easily treated with antibiotics. But for those who develop recurrent infections, treatment options have been limited. Now, Israeli researchers report they were able to put recurrent infections into remission in […]

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Tramadol vs. Hydrocodone

Tramadol vs. Hydrocodone

What is the difference between tramadol and hydrocodone? Tramadol (Ultram) and hydrocodone (Zohydro ER) are both prescription opiates and narcotics for pain, though tramadol is less potent. Hydrocodone is used for people with severe pain that don’t experience pain relief from weaker opiates like tramadol or codeine. Hydrocodone is derived from the poppy plant like […]

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Health Tip: Having Healthy Arguments

Health Tip: Having Healthy Arguments

(HealthDay News) — Disagreements with a friend or partner are normal, says the National Voice of Domestic Violence. But when a relationship is not built on respect and equal partnership, an unhealthy relationship may develop. Latest Sexual Health News The organization mentions these characteristics of a healthy argument: A disagreement about chores, spending habits, raising […]

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Pregnancy Due Date Calculator

Pregnancy Due Date Calculator

How to use the Pregnancy Due Date Calculator Select the date of the first day of your last menstrual period in the space provided. Select your average cycle length from the dropdown menu. Your due date, the gestational age (age from conception to birth) of your baby, and a trimester timeline will appear in the […]

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Gender Reassignment Surgery Does Bring Mental Health Benefits

Gender Reassignment Surgery Does Bring Mental Health Benefits

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Transgender men and women who undergo gender reassignment surgery are much less likely to need mental health services later, new research suggests. The researchers, Richard Branstrom and John Pachankis of the Yale School of Public Health, said the finding “lends support to the decision […]

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Spurred by Mass Shootings, More Americans View Mentally Ill as Violent

Spurred by Mass Shootings, More Americans View Mentally Ill as Violent

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans are increasingly viewing people with mental illnesses as a violent threat, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, a new study suggests. Media coverage of mass shootings may be a contributing factor to the shift in attitudes, experts noted. Researchers […]

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Robin Hood Flour Recalled

Robin Hood Flour Recalled

TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Robin Hood Flour Recalled Certain lots of 5-lb bags of Robin Hood All Purpose Flour sold in the United States have been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination, the J. M. Smucker Company says. Latest Infectious Disease News The recall is for lot codes 8350 513, 8351 […]

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Have Heart Disease? Exercise Will Help at Any Age

Have Heart Disease? Exercise Will Help at Any Age

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you are older and you have heart disease, you might think you should take it easy. But new research suggests the opposite is true. Exercise is especially beneficial for patients who have a physical impairment, the study authors found. “Aging is associated with several […]

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Mummy’s Curse: Heart Disease Is an Ancient Scourge

Mummy’s Curse: Heart Disease Is an Ancient Scourge

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists are taking the wrappings off an age-old malady. Clogged arteries are a heart problem that’s dogged humanity for millennia, finds a new imaging study of mummies. Mummified arterial tissue shows evidence of cholesterol plaque buildup in people who lived anywhere […]