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What to know about nitroglycerin

What to know about nitroglycerin

When something restricts blood flow to the heart muscle, a person can experience intense chest pain that doctors call angina. People often use the drug nitroglycerin to relieve chest pain that angina causes. Most often, the reason for the decrease in blood flow is plaque formation and narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to the […]

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What to know about the GGT test

What to know about the GGT test

Doctors use the GGT test to diagnose liver problems. Doctors will measure GGT if they suspect damage to the liver or bile ducts, chronic alcohol abuse, or certain bone diseases. In the GGT (gamma-glutamyl transferase) test, a healthcare professional measures the levels of GGT in a sample of blood. High levels of GGT in the […]

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Type 1 diabetes: New pancreatic cell transplant system shows promise

Type 1 diabetes: New pancreatic cell transplant system shows promise

Scientists have developed a way to increase the effectiveness of pancreatic islet transplantation, a promising therapy for type 1 diabetes. New findings could make pancreatic islet cell transplants more effective. Immune rejection by the recipient is a major barrier to pancreatic islet transplants from donors becoming routinely available for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. […]

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More women risking heart health through lack of exercise

More women risking heart health through lack of exercise

A new study finds that the number of women in the United States with cardiovascular disease who are not doing enough physical activity is on the rise. Women between 40 and 64 years of age are getting less and less exercise, new research shows. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women in […]

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How much coffee is too much for the heart?

How much coffee is too much for the heart?

For many people, coffee is the magical brew that kickstarts the day, a much-needed pick-me-up in the afternoon, and sometimes even a well-appreciated digestive after dinner. However, how much coffee is too much? A large new study claims to hold the answer. How much coffee might increase habitual drinkers’ cardiovascular risk? “What on earth could […]

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LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report

LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The blue light in LED lighting used in many consumer products may harm your sleep and pose a risk to your eyes, a new report warns. Latest Sleep News Specifically, there is new evidence that this type of light can disturb biological and sleep rhythms and damage the […]

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Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time

Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bedbugs have a long history, all the way back to the dinosaur age, a new study says. British researchers said bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago and were around when dinosaurs were in charge. “To think that the pests that live in our […]

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Hailey-Hailey Disease (Familial Benign Pemphigus)

Hailey-Hailey Disease (Familial Benign Pemphigus)

Treatment There is no specific treatment for Hailey-Hailey disease and management generally focuses on the specific symptoms and severity in each person. People with Hailey-Hailey disease are encouraged to avoid “triggers” such as sunburn, sweating, and friction, and to keep the affected areas dry. Sunscreen, loose clothing, moisturizing creams, and avoiding excessive heat may help […]

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Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease Shortage

Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease Shortage

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s a severe nationwide shortage of Type O blood, and the American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donations. The current supply of Type O blood is critically low: Six units are available for every 100,000 people in the United States, […]