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Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis)

Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis)

Rat lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) facts *Rat lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) facts written by Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD Rat lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) is a parasite that infects rats with the adult parasitic form found only in rodents. The infected rats pass larvae in their feces to reach slugs and snails. The parasitic life cycle continues in […]

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Energy Drinks May Take a Toll on the Heart

Energy Drinks May Take a Toll on the Heart

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s more evidence that energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster are not risk-free. Researchers find they may boost blood pressure and the odds of electrical problems in the heart. And they say caffeine isn’t the culprit. “Energy drinks are readily accessible and commonly consumed […]

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Cancer Patients Vaping in Growing Numbers

Cancer Patients Vaping in Growing Numbers

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaping is gaining a foothold in an unlikely population: New research shows a growing number of cancer patients are using electronic cigarettes. “The gradual but steady increase is quite striking,” said study author Dr. Nina Sanford, an assistant professor of radiation oncology at UT Southwestern […]

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Scientists Develop an Antibiotic Alternative Against ‘Superbugs’

Scientists Develop an Antibiotic Alternative Against ‘Superbugs’

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Superbugs” strike fear in the hearts of scientists who are racing to find new drugs to fight these dangerous infections, but British researchers now report they have developed a compound that could battle these antibiotic-resistant bacteria in an entirely new […]

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Amoxicillin vs. Penicillin

Amoxicillin vs. Penicillin

Amoxicillin vs. penicillin: What’s the difference? Amoxicillin and penicillin are penicillin-type antibiotics used to treat various bacterial infections of the middle ear, sinuses, urinary tract, and respiratory tract. They are also used to treat gonorrhea. Penicillin-type antibiotics are also used to treat blood infections (sepsis), meningitis, endocarditis, and other serious infections. Brand names of amoxicillin […]

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FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood

FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first test to detect the Zika virus in human blood has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Infectious Disease News The test is called the ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA and is made by Seattle-based InBios, which makes tests for other viruses […]

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Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people with activity trackers strive for 10,000 steps a day. But does it really take nearly five miles daily to make a difference in longevity? Maybe not, says new research. The study looked at nearly 17,000 older women […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Health Tip: Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

(HealthDay News) — Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a collection of symptoms, typically without visible signs of damage or disease in the digestive tract. Latest Digestion News People who have family members with IBS are at greater risk themselves, says the National Institutes of Health. Other risk factors include a gastrointestinal infection or a recent stressful […]