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AHA News: Drone-Delivered AEDs Fly a Step Closer to Saving Lives

AHA News: Drone-Delivered AEDs Fly a Step Closer to Saving Lives

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — It was a race with life-or-death implications: Unmanned drones were pitted against traditional emergency responders to see which could get an automated external defibrillator to the rural site of a simulated cardiac arrest first. The drones won handily. And the Canadian researcher behind […]

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HIV/AIDS Testing: Diagnosis and Monitoring

HIV/AIDS Testing: Diagnosis and Monitoring

What is drug resistance testing? Drug-resistance testing also has become a key tool in the management of HIV-infected individuals. Resistance testing is now routinely used in individuals experiencing poor responses to HIV therapy or treatment failure. In general, a poor response to initial treatment would include individuals who fail to experience a decline in viral […]

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Diabetes Tougher on Women’s Hearts

Diabetes Tougher on Women’s Hearts

Latest Diabetes News MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes might be more deadly for women than men, at least when it comes to heart troubles, new research shows. Heart disease occurs an average of 15 years earlier in people with diabetes, and is their main cause of illness and death. In women, the […]

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Flu Season Starting to Ramp Up in the South

Flu Season Starting to Ramp Up in the South

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whether you have caught the flu yet this season might depend on where you live. Flu levels are already climbing throughout the South, particularly in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and Puerto Rico, according to the […]

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Exercise after the age of 60 may prevent heart disease, stroke

Exercise after the age of 60 may prevent heart disease, stroke

A study finds that increased activity over the age of 60 can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Share on PinterestNew research examines the impact of physical activity in people over the age of 60. In 2015, 900 million people, globally, were over the age of 60. By 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk

Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk

It is common knowledge that exercise is good for physical health, but a new study shows that it can also help curtail episodes of depression, even in those who have an increased genetic risk. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that any physical exercise can drastically cut the risk of depressive episodes. According to the researchers, […]

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The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on PinterestNew research points to concerning links between insomnia and cardiovascular problems. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem. When a person has insomnia, they often struggle to fall […]

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Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements can prevent inflammation

Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements can prevent inflammation

Are omega-3 supplements as beneficial as researchers once believed? Not when it comes to inflammation, a new study suggests. Share on PinterestOmega-3 supplements are not as beneficial for health as people once thought. Recent studies show that taking supplements to increase vitamin D and omega-3 levels may not reduce systemic inflammation. The new research, which […]

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How do doctors test for Crohn’s disease?

How do doctors test for Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is a chronic condition that can cause inflammation anywhere in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which runs from the mouth to the anus. However, this condition most often affects the small intestine. There is no single test to diagnose Crohn’s disease. A doctor might need to […]