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Disneyland Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Measles

Disneyland Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Measles

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who were at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and a Starbucks in Los Angeles on Oct. 16 may have been exposed to measles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says. Latest Infectious Disease News It said that a person with measles was at the theme park […]

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Enterovirus Blamed for Polio-Like Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Kids

Enterovirus Blamed for Polio-Like Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Kids

By Peter Schelden on 10/24/2019 3:06 PM Latest Infectious Disease News Source: MedicineNet Health News Researchers announced new evidence Monday that a virus is responsible for the sudden paralysis caused by polio-like acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The exact cause of AFM has not been determined. But in the study published in Nature, scientists discovered immune […]

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Ofloxacin vs. Erythromycin

Ofloxacin vs. Erythromycin

What drugs interact with ofloxacin and erythromycin? Ofloxacin Ofloxacin reduces the elimination of theophylline, elevating blood levels of theophylline. (Theophylline is used to open airways in the treatment of asthma.) If concurrent use of ofloxacin and theophylline cannot be avoided, frequent blood tests to monitor theophylline blood levels should be performed. Ofloxacin can enhance the […]

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Bedtime May Be Best Time for Blood Pressure Meds

Bedtime May Be Best Time for Blood Pressure Meds

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking blood pressure medications at bedtime rather than in the morning nearly halves the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or heart failure, a large, new study finds. Researchers in Spain followed more than 19,000 adults with […]

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Could AI Beat Radiologists at Spotting Bleeds in the Brain?

Could AI Beat Radiologists at Spotting Bleeds in the Brain?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Computer-driven artificial intelligence (AI) can help protect human brains from the damage wrought by stroke, a new report suggests. A computer program trained to look for bleeding in the brain outperformed two of four certified radiologists, finding abnormalities in brain scans […]

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bepridil (Vascor)

bepridil (Vascor)

What are the uses for bepridil? Bepridil is prescribed for patients with angina pectoris (heart pain) due to coronary artery disease. Vascor (bepridil hydrochloride) is indicated for the treatment of chronic stable angina (classic effort-associated angina). Because Vascor (bepridil) has caused serious ventricular arrhythmias, including torsades de pointes type ventricular tachycardia, and the occurrence of cases of agranulocytosis associated with […]

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Quad Training for Knee Support

Quad Training for Knee Support

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whether you’re mountain biking, kicking a soccer ball with friends, or just sprinting down the street to catch a bus, your quadriceps are hard at work. The quads are the large muscles that run down the fronts of your […]

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New Drug on the Horizon for Flu’s Ills?

New Drug on the Horizon for Flu’s Ills?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu sufferers may soon have a new antiviral drug on hand to ease their fever, chills and body aches. The new pill, which targets the genetics of influenza viruses, has shown that it can reduce fever and respiratory symptoms […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury

Health Tip: Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury

(HealthDay News) — Repetitive strain injury (RSI) stems from prolonged repetitive, forceful or awkward movement of the same muscles, says the University of Michigan. Latest Chronic Pain News The effects of RSI may include pain, weakness, numbness or poor motor control. To help prevent RSI, the school suggests: Practice good posture. Ensure the chair at […]

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Health Tip: The ‘Wall Test’ For Good Posture

Health Tip: The ‘Wall Test’ For Good Posture

(HealthDay News) — Proper posture can prevent pain and injury, says Mayo Clinic. To check if you have proper posture, Mayo suggests the “wall test.” Latest Chronic Pain News Here’s what it involves: Stand so the back of your head, shoulder blades and buttocks touch the wall. Your heels should be 2 to 4 inches […]