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Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States: CDC

Ground Bison Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in 7 States: CDC

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An E. coli outbreak in the United States that’s linked to ground bison produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. of Canada is being investigated by federal and state officials. Latest Infectious Disease News There have been 21 cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O103 and O121 infections in […]

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The ‘Bottom’ Blood Pressure Number Matters, Too

The ‘Bottom’ Blood Pressure Number Matters, Too

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to blood pressure readings, the “top” number seems to grab all the attention. But a large, new study confirms that both numbers are, in fact, critical in determining the risk of heart attack and stroke. Blood […]

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Laxatives for Constipation

Laxatives for Constipation

Laxatives and constipation definitions and facts Fruits and vegetables can act as natural laxatives. The definition of constipation is infrequent bowel movements that may be painful or difficult, along with hard stool. Common causes of constipation include diets low in fiber, side effects of medications (such as narcotics, antidepressants, iron supplements, calcium channel blockers and […]

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FODMAPs (Low FODMAP Diet for IBS)

FODMAPs (Low FODMAP Diet for IBS)

FODMAP foods for IBS, definition, and facts A low FODMAP dietary plan can help ease IBS symptoms. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols, which are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols that are poorly absorbed by the body, resulting in abdominal pain and bloating. FODMAPs occur in some foods naturally or as […]

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How to Eliminate Added Sugars From Your Diet

How to Eliminate Added Sugars From Your Diet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People are getting the message about the dangers of sugar. Nearly 70% of Americans have cut back on foods high in added sugars, according to a survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation. But there’s still a […]

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Victoza (liraglutide)

Victoza (liraglutide)

What is liraglutide? What are the uses for liraglutide? What brand names are available for liraglutide? Victoza Is liraglutide available as a generic drug? No Do I need a prescription for liraglutide? Yes What are the side effects of liraglutide? The most common side effects of Victoza are Combining Victoza with insulin or drugs that […]

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penicillin V

penicillin V

What is penicillin V? What are the uses for penicillin V (phenoxymethyl penicillin)? Penicillin V is effective for treatment of laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and soft tissue and skin infections caused by susceptible bacteria. It also is used for preventing recurrence of rheumatic fever and chorea (a disorder of uncontrolled movement of the body). Only mild […]

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Muscle Spasms

Muscle Spasms

How do health care professionals diagnose muscle spasms? Most people have experienced a skeletal muscle spasm due to overexertion, especially in a warm environment, and are able to self-diagnose. However, if the spasms are severe, last a long time, or keep recurring, it is reasonable to see a health-care professional for evaluation. The diagnosis usually […]

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Another Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom

Another Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new study argues. Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control […]