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How to Get Your College Years Off to a Healthy Start

How to Get Your College Years Off to a Healthy Start

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A wellness checklist to help the 20 million new students starting at U.S. colleges this fall is available from Ohio State University experts. Checklist topics include exercise, healthy eating, stress management, organization, and mental and physical health. The checklist also outlines resources students should […]

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Malaria Eradication Not Currently Possible: WHO

Malaria Eradication Not Currently Possible: WHO

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The eradication of malaria worldwide may eventually be possible but when that might be achieved is unclear, according to the World Health Organization. Latest Infectious Disease News The U.N. health agency is “unequivocally in favor” of wiping out malaria but major questions about its feasibility remain, Dr. Pedro […]

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Wintertime Smog Tied to Rise in Heart Procedures

Wintertime Smog Tied to Rise in Heart Procedures

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Breathing in smoggy air, especially in the colder months, may be especially taxing for the heart, new research out of Europe suggests. Polish researchers found that high levels of air pollution were tied to spikes in procedures to open blocked heart arteries. This was especially […]

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cangrelor (Kengreal)

cangrelor (Kengreal)

What is cangrelor, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Cangrelor is an anti-platelet drug, that is, a drug that inhibits the ability of platelets to clump together as part of a blood clot. Cangrelor prevents blood clots by reversibly binding to the P2Y12 receptor on platelets, preventing adenosine diphosphate (ADP) from activating platelets. […]

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Do More to Strengthen Your Core

Do More to Strengthen Your Core

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Developing core strength is essential for fitness and overall health, but it doesn’t have to be a drudge. If you’re ready to go beyond crunches — or never liked them to begin with! — consider these moves that target […]

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lorcaserin (Belviq)

lorcaserin (Belviq)

What is lorcaserin (Belviq)? What is it used for? Lorcaserin is an orally administered medication that promotes weight loss. It is used with diet and exercise in overweight adults with a weight-related medical problem or obese adults to lose weight and keep it off. Lorcaserin is a serotonin 2C (5-HT2C) receptor agonist. Although the exact […]

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Designing a blood test that can predict lifespan

Designing a blood test that can predict lifespan

The ability to predict how long someone is likely to live would help doctors tailor treatment plans. A new study looking at biomarkers in the blood concludes that more accurately estimating mortality might soon be possible. Researchers analyze blood in the search for markers of mortality risk. As it stands, doctors can predict mortality within […]