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Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry ‘Superbug’ Germs

Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry ‘Superbug’ Germs

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says. British researchers used ultraviolet-light flytraps, electronic fly killers and sticky traps […]

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Norovirus Fears Stir Recall of Frozen Blackberries

Norovirus Fears Stir Recall of Frozen Blackberries

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You may want to check any frozen blackberries or mixed berries you bought recently: A Georgia-based distributor is recalling products sold at Walmart and Save-A-Lot stores due to potential contamination with norovirus. In a company statement, Alma Pak of Alma, Ga., stressed that so […]

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How the Heart Works

Where is your heart and what does it look like? Picture of Heart in Detail The heart is located under the rib cage — 2/3 of it is to the left of your breastbone (sternum) — and between your lungs and above the diaphragm. It is about the size of a closed fist, weighs about […]

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Heart Disease Is Lasting Threat to Breast Cancer Survivors

Heart Disease Is Lasting Threat to Breast Cancer Survivors

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Postmenopausal women who survive breast cancer may have a higher risk for developing heart disease, a new study says. Heart problems can appear more than five years after radiation treatment for breast cancer, and the added risk persists for as much as 30 years, according […]

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clopidogrel (Plavix) vs. heparin (Hemochron)

clopidogrel (Plavix) vs. heparin (Hemochron)

What drugs interact with clopidogrel and heparin? Clopidogrel The combination of clopidogrel with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), nabumetone (Relafen), fenoprofen (Nalfon), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis; Oruvail), oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene), sulindac (Clinoril), tolmetin (Tolectin), and mefenamic acid (Ponstel) may increase […]

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9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer in first responders has been found by researchers. Exposure to dust at the New York City site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks triggered chronic inflammation in the responders’ prostates, which may have […]

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Better Treatments Needed to Boost Brain Cancer Survival: Study

Better Treatments Needed to Boost Brain Cancer Survival: Study

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Glioblastoma brain cancer remains one of deadliest tumors, and new research shows five-year survival rates remain low for patients with the disease. While there have been improvements in short- and medium-term survival rates for patients with the most common type of brain tumor in adults, […]

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Cancer Survivors May Have Lower Odds for Dementia

Cancer Survivors May Have Lower Odds for Dementia

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have found more evidence of a puzzling phenomenon: Older adults who survive cancer seem to be somewhat protected against dementia. A number of studies in recent years have found that cancer survivors have a relatively lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s. […]

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Ruling Backs Airline Passengers With Food Allergies

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Airlines must permit passengers to preboard in order to wipe down seats as a precaution against food allergies, the U.S. Department of Transportation says. Latest Allergies News The rule includes adults who have food allergies and parents of children with food allergies, The New York Times reported. The […]