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Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought

Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You’ve probably never heard of Q fever, but the bacterial disease may be sickening — and killing — more Americans than once believed, a new study suggests. Caused by a bacteria carried by livestock, Query (Q) fever is a rare […]

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Aspirin, Anti-Clotting Meds Safe After Bleeding Stroke: Study

Aspirin, Anti-Clotting Meds Safe After Bleeding Stroke: Study

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking aspirin or anti-clotting medicines like Plavix won’t boost the risk of another stroke if you’ve already survived a bleeding stroke, a new study suggests. In fact, they might even help guard against a second brain bleed, the researchers noted. The findings “are reassuring for […]

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Health Tip: Living With Leg Swelling

Health Tip: Living With Leg Swelling

(HealthDay News) — Leg swelling typically occurs from fluid buildup or inflammation, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Heart News It can affect any part of the leg, including the foot, ankle, calf or thigh. Even for non-emergency problems, prompt care is still recommended. To minimize leg swelling, consider: Restricting the amount of salt in your diet. […]

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Healthy Food May Boost Mood

Healthy Food May Boost Mood

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The food-mood connection isn’t all in your head. In fact, there’s even a name for it — nutritional psychiatry. Scientists in the field are actively looking for connections between diet quality and mental disorders to help treat or even prevent these […]

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atezolizumab (Tecentriq)

atezolizumab (Tecentriq)

What is atezolizumab, and how is it used? Tecentriq is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with: a type of bladder and urinary tract cancer called urothelial carcinoma. Tecentriq may be used when your bladder cancer has spread or cannot be removed by surgery, and if you have any one of the following conditions: […]

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Breast Cancer Questions to Ask the Doctor

Breast Cancer Questions to Ask the Doctor

Source: iStock I may have breast cancer. What questions should I ask my doctor? If you have received a positive or possible diagnosis of breast cancer, there are a number of questions that you can ask your doctor. The answers you receive to these questions should give you a better understanding of your specific diagnosis […]

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For Many With Mild Asthma, Popular Rx May Not Work: Study

For Many With Mild Asthma, Popular Rx May Not Work: Study

Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A widely used type of asthma medication may not work in more than half of patients who are prescribed it, new research shows. Inhaled corticosteroids, which are designed to reduce airway inflammation, are recommended for all patients with persistent asthma. But this medication’s effectiveness may […]