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Health Tip: Cochlear Implants

Health Tip: Cochlear Implants

(HealthDay News) — Cochlear implants are electronic devices that can restore hearing for people with hearing loss. Both adults and children can benefit from cochlear implants, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Hearing News People with cochlear implants have reported: Ability to hear speech without needing visual cues. Ability to listen in a noisy space. Ability to […]

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Weekly Infusion May Be Effective, Easier HIV Therapy

Weekly Infusion May Be Effective, Easier HIV Therapy

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest HIV News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the 1990s revolutionized HIV/AIDS treatment. But while it dramatically improves survival, some patients can develop troublesome side effects or even resistance to the potent pills. So, the search for an alternative has […]

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Two Lives Saved in Rare ‘Paired’ Liver Donation

Two Lives Saved in Rare ‘Paired’ Liver Donation

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a North American first, an anonymous living liver donation led to a rare paired living liver donor exchange in Canada last summer that saved the lives of two people with failing livers. Kelly Bryan, 38, donated 70% of her liver to an adult stranger, […]

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Is Tonsillitis Contagious?

Is Tonsillitis Contagious?

What is tonsillitis? The large tonsils are two oval-shaped areas of lymphoid tissue that occur on the left and the right side of the throat. These tonsils are also referred to as the palatine tonsils. In addition, there are two lingual tonsils located at the base and the back of the left and right tongue. […]

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Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad

Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery. “This information provides me with the strong evidence I need to discuss the risk of infection with my patients undergoing knee replacement and helps us identify […]

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Food Allergies Can Strike at Any Age

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you’ve eaten without a problem for your entire life. For adults as well as kids, the top — but not the only — food […]

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Egg Allergy? Don’t Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated

Latest Allergies News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Allergies to vaccines are extremely rare and even when they do occur, allergists can safely administer vaccines, Canadian experts report. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergies that cause hives, swelling, wheezing or anaphylaxis occur in only 1 of 760,000 vaccinations. Such a reaction typically starts within minutes […]

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Are beans good for diabetes?

Are beans good for diabetes?

Beans are a diabetes superfood, meaning they are an excellent choice for people with diabetes and provide many health and nutritional benefits. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) created a list of beneficial foods for diabetes, or diabetic superfoods, that are “rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber” and may help prevent disease. Beans are at […]

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What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?

What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?

Brazil nuts come from the South American Bertholletia excelsa, or Brazil nut, tree. They are a good source of healthful fats, protein, fiber, and selenium.Despite its name, the Brazil nut is technically a seed rather than a nut. By definition, nuts are hard-shelled fruits that contain a single, large seed. Walnuts and pistachios are good […]