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Americans Are Still Eating Too Many ‘Bad’ Carbs

Americans Are Still Eating Too Many ‘Bad’ Carbs

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Decades into the obesity epidemic, Americans are still eating far too much sugar, starch and saturated fat, a new report claims. Since 1999, Americans have cut down a bit on “low-quality” carbs, like heavily processed grains and snack […]

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Older Diabetics May Be Getting Too Much Insulin

Older Diabetics May Be Getting Too Much Insulin

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are elderly people with diabetes being overtreated? A new study suggests that’s so: Older, sicker patients tend to be the ones most likely to still be using insulin to manage their blood sugar, despite guidelines that suggest it’s often safer to […]

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Why You Should Ask to Be Screened for Postpartum Depression

Why You Should Ask to Be Screened for Postpartum Depression

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not uncommon for new moms to feel an emotional letdown shortly after baby is born. Though symptoms of these so-called “baby blues” can be wide-ranging, they last no more than two weeks and go away on their own. Some Signs […]

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Health Tip: What’s Behind Cold Intolerance

Health Tip: What’s Behind Cold Intolerance

(HealthDay News) — Cold temperatures can be unpleasant, even for healthy people. But for those with cold intolerance, cold temperatures can be quite uncomfortable. Latest Cold and Flu News MedlinePlus mentions these potential triggers of cold intolerance: If you have long-term or severe intolerance to cold, MedlinePlus urges you to contact your doctor. Copyright © […]

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Only Thing Certain About Flu Season: You Need to Get Your Shot

Only Thing Certain About Flu Season: You Need to Get Your Shot

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although no one knows yet how severe this flu season will be, now is the time to get vaccinated, health officials say. Already this season, a 4-year-old from California who recently died tested positive for influenza, local health officials […]

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Herceptin (trastuzumab)

Herceptin (trastuzumab)

What kind of drug is Herceptin (trastuzumab), and how does it work? Herceptin is an intravenous drug that is part of a chemotherapy regimen that is used to prevent recurrence of breast cancer, and for the treatment breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast (metastasized). It belongs to a class of drugs called monoclonal […]

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Predinsone Side Effects (Adverse Effects)

What is prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos)? Prednisone is a drug that belongs to the corticosteroid drug class, and is an anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressant. It’s used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions, for example: inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), lupus, asthma, cancers, and several types of arthritis. Common side […]

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anakinra (Kineret)

What is anakinra? Anakinra (Kineret) is a synthetic (man-made), injectable, interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor antagonist that blocks the effects of human interleukin-1. It is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Is anakinra available as a generic drug? No What are the side effects of anakinra? The most common side effects are reactions at the site […]