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Health Tip: Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes

Health Tip: Causes of Swollen Lymph Nodes

(HealthDay News) — Swollen lymph nodes often occur after exposure to bacteria or viruses, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Infectious Disease News Common triggers include: To diagnose what might be causing your swollen lymph nodes, visit your doctor. Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved. CONTINUE SCROLLING FOR NEXT NEWS ARTICLE

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More Sickened by Salmonella From Backyard Poultry

More Sickened by Salmonella From Backyard Poultry

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having chickens or ducks in your yard might carry salmonella dangers, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. Latest Infectious Disease News The agency says an outbreak of the gastrointestinal illness, tied to backyard poultry, has now sickened nearly 280 people in 41 states and sent […]

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Effient (prasugrel)

Effient (prasugrel)

What are the side effects of Effient? General Risk of Bleeding Thienopyridines, including Effient, increase the risk of bleeding. With the dosing regimens used in TRITON-TIMI 38, TIMI (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction) Major (clinically overt bleeding associated with a fall in hemoglobin ≥ 5 g/dL, or intracranial hemorrhage) and TIMI Minor (overt bleeding associated with […]

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C-Reactive Protein (CRP Test, Ranges, Symptoms, Treatment)

C-Reactive Protein (CRP Test, Ranges, Symptoms, Treatment)

Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test A blood test called the sedimentation rate (sed rate) is a crude measure of the inflammation of the joints. The sed rate actually measures how fast red blood cells fall to the bottom of a test tube. The sed rate is usually faster (high) during disease flares and […]

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Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDC

Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDC

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The trend towards Americans getting off their couches and into gyms is hitting city and country folk alike, according to a new report. Overall, the percentage of all adults who now meet or exceed federal exercise guidelines rose from […]

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Costco Frozen Blackberries May Be Tainted With Hepatitis A

Costco Frozen Blackberries May Be Tainted With Hepatitis A

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Townsend Farms, Inc. has told food giant Costco that — according to a U.S. Food and Drug Admiration inspection — frozen blackberry products made by the company may be contaminated with hepatitis A. Latest Digestion News The frozen blackberries are used to make the Costco brand Kirkland Signature […]

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Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

Type 1 Diabetes Might Affect Young Kids’ Brain Development

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age have slowed growth in brain areas linked to mild cognitive deficits, new research suggests. The study compared MRIs of the brain in kids with type 1 diabetes to age-matched children without […]

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Triglycerides (Tests and Lowering Your Triglyceride Levels)

Triglycerides (Tests and Lowering Your Triglyceride Levels)

Triglyceride test definition and facts Diagram showing makeup of HDL and LDL cholesterol types measured by triglyceride tests Elevated triglyceride levels may be a risk factor for atherosclerosis. Highly elevated triglyceride levels may also cause fatty liver disease and pancreatitis. High triglyceride levels can also be associated with diabetes, kidney disease, and the use of […]