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hepatitis A and hepatitis B (recombinant) vaccine (Twinrix)

hepatitis A and hepatitis B (recombinant) vaccine (Twinrix)

What is the hepatitis B/hepatitis A vaccine and what is it for? Hepatitis A/B vaccine is a man-made combination vaccine containing inactivated hepatitis A virus strain and non-infectious hepatitis B virus surface antigen. Inactive Hepatitis A virus combined with hepatitis B antigens stimulates the immune system to develop immunity against hepatitis A and B virus […]

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Study Finds Diabetes, Heart Failure a Dangerous Duo

Study Finds Diabetes, Heart Failure a Dangerous Duo

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Asian heart failure patients who also have type 2 diabetes can develop changes in the structure of their heart and are at increased risk for hospitalizations and premature death, a new study finds. Diabetes is on the rise worldwide, and it’s common for patients to […]

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When Does Heart Health Return to Normal After Quitting Smoking?

When Does Heart Health Return to Normal After Quitting Smoking?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you stop smoking, your heart starts to rebound right away, but a full recovery can take as long as 15 years, a new study suggests. “The benefit of quitting smoking cannot be overstated — the cardiovascular system begins to recover […]

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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Symptoms, ECG, and Treatment Medications

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Symptoms, ECG, and Treatment Medications

Source: Getty Images Atrial fibrillation definition and facts Atrial fibrillation (also referred to as AFib or AF) is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is caused by abnormal electrical discharges (signals) that generate chaotically throughout the upper chambers of the heart (atria). It reduces the ability of the atria to pump […]

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Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)

Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir)

What is sofosbuvir and velpatasvir? What is sofosbuvir and velpatasvir used for? Epclusa is an oral tablet containing two drugs used for the treatment of chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), genotype 1,2,3,4, 5, or 6 in adults. The components belong to a class of drugs called direct-acting antiviral agents. Similar drugs include […]

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CBP Won’t Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu

CBP Won’t Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s announcement that it won’t vaccinate migrants is being slammed by public health experts. Latest Cold and Flu News Since December, three migrant children in U.S custody have died after coming down with the flu, CNN reported. “In general, due to […]

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pseudoephedrine (Oral, Afrinol, Sudafed)

pseudoephedrine (Oral, Afrinol, Sudafed)

What is pseudoephedrine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant used for reducing nasal congestion caused by allergies or the common cold. Pseudoephedrine causes blood vessels in the nasal passages to shrink (vasoconstrict). Vasoconstriction reduces nasal congestion by preventing fluid from draining from blood vessels into nasal passages. Pseudoephedrine also […]

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The Merits of Physical Therapy

The Merits of Physical Therapy

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You suffered an injury that has sidelined you from exercise, but you dodged a bullet — your doctor has said that you don’t need surgery. Instead, he or she prescribes physical therapy, most likely to start after a rest period […]

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U.S. Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Gene Testing Recommendations

U.S. Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Gene Testing Recommendations

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mutations in two genes — BRCA1 and BRCA2 — are known to significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, but experts have long debated which women should be tested for them. New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) […]