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Beta Blocker Side Effects (Adverse Effects)

Beta Blocker Side Effects (Adverse Effects)

What are beta blockers? Beta blockers are a class of drugs that block beta-adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the “sympathetic” portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system and activation of heart muscle. By blocking the action of the involuntary nervous system on the heart, beta blockers slow the heartbeat and […]

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Pacemakers, Insulin Pumps Could Be Hacking Targets: FDA

Pacemakers, Insulin Pumps Could Be Hacking Targets: FDA

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical devices that can connect to the internet might be at risk for hacking, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday. “While advanced devices can offer safer, more convenient and timely health care delivery, a medical device connected to a communications network could have […]

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‘Nerve-Release’ Surgery Helped Ease One Man’s Tough Migraines

‘Nerve-Release’ Surgery Helped Ease One Man’s Tough Migraines

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chronic migraine headaches plagued Adam Pressley from childhood, and by his 30s they had become a near-daily occurrence. Pressley, 31, had tried everything to stop them: blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, seizure medications, and even quarterly injections of Botox. Then his doctor […]

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Did Brexit Vote Drive Man to Psychotic Episode?

Did Brexit Vote Drive Man to Psychotic Episode?

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brexit has thrown the United Kingdom into political and economic uncertainty, but it might have actually triggered a psychotic break in one man, a new report suggests. The 2016 Brexit referendum started the process of the U.K. leaving the European Union. Three weeks after […]

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lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil, Qbrelis) ACE Inhibitor

lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil, Qbrelis) ACE Inhibitor

What is lisinopril, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor used for treating high blood pressure, heart failure and for preventing kidney failure due to high blood pressure and diabetes. Other ACE inhibitors include: ACE is important because it is an enzyme responsible for producing the […]

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Animal-to-Human Diseases at Fairs and Zoos

Animal-to-Human Diseases at Fairs and Zoos

By Peter Schelden on 10/02/2019 2:35 PM Latest Infectious Disease News Source: MedicineNet Health News Livestock fairs and petting zoos are popular family destinations this time of year. But when animals and people get together, some disease risks spike. This year, for the second year in a row, swine flu-infected pigs were found by Michigan […]

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Could Vitamin C Infusions Save Patients With Sepsis?

Could Vitamin C Infusions Save Patients With Sepsis?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Massive vitamin C infusions could be a life-saver for patients with sepsis, an inflammatory condition run amok, new research suggests. Sepsis is a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals, claiming as many as 300,000 lives a year, according to […]

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Stroke Rate Continues to Fall Among Older Americans

Stroke Rate Continues to Fall Among Older Americans

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Starting in the late 1980s, stroke rates among older Americans began to fall — and the decline shows no signs of stopping, a new study finds. The researchers found that between 1987 and 2017, the rate of stroke incidence among Americans […]