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Could You Afford Home Health Care? New Study Says Maybe Not

Could You Afford Home Health Care? New Study Says Maybe Not

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The seniors most likely to need paid home care to maintain independent living are the least likely to be able to afford it long-term, a new study reports. Only two out of five older adults with significant disabilities have the […]

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Antibiotics Pollute Rivers Worldwide: Study

Antibiotics Pollute Rivers Worldwide: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Levels of antibiotics in some of the world’s rivers are hundreds of times higher than what’s considered safe, British researchers report. For the new study, investigators checked rivers in 72 countries on six continents for 14 widely used antibiotics and found them at […]

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Lasix (furosemide) vs. hydrochlorothiazide

Lasix (furosemide) vs. hydrochlorothiazide

Lasix (furosemide) vs. hydrochlorothiazide: What’s the difference? Lasix (furosemide) and hydrochlorothiazide are diuretics (water pills) used treat excess accumulation of fluid or swelling of the body (edema) caused by heart failure, kidney disease, chronic kidney failure, or liver disease. Lasix and hydrochlorothiazide are also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Hydrochlorothiazide is also used […]

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Lasix (furosemide) vs. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid)

Lasix (furosemide) vs. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid)

Lasix (furosemide) vs. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid): What’s the difference? Lasix and Edecrin are diuretics (water pills) used to treat excess accumulation of fluid or swelling of the body (edema) caused by heart failure, kidney disease, chronic kidney failure, or liver disease. Lasix and Edecrin are also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lasix is […]

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Having an Extra Finger Can Come in Handy

Having an Extra Finger Can Come in Handy

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though rare, some children are born with an extra finger, a condition known as polydactyly. Now, for the first time, a team of researchers set out to see whether having this extra appendage is somehow beneficial. The answer is yes. The bottom line: Having […]

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Health Tip: Early Signs of Lyme Disease

Health Tip: Early Signs of Lyme Disease

(HealthDay News) — Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium that may be acquired from the bite of an infected tick. Left untreated, the infection can spread throughout the body and cause serious complications, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latest Infectious Disease News Symptoms typically emerge three days to 30 days […]

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Measles Cases Pass 1,000: CDC

Measles Cases Pass 1,000: CDC

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now pegs the number of measles cases at over 1,000 — the most in 27 years. Latest Infectious Disease News So far this year, the CDC has counted 1,001 cases, with many occurring among New York City’s Orthodox Jewish community, […]

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Is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Contagious?

Is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Contagious?

Is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) contagious? Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is contagious. In the United States, it’s the most common cause of inflammation of the small airways in the lungs (bronchiolitis) and of pneumonia in children under 1 year of age. It also is significant cause of respiratory illnesses in older adults. Nearly all children […]