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Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and losartan are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Metoprolol is also used to treat heart pain (angina), congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, abnormal heart rhythms, some neurologic conditions, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. A brand name for losartan […]

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2 of 3 Parents Read Texts While Driving

2 of 3 Parents Read Texts While Driving

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite countless public service messages warning against texting and driving, more than two-thirds of parents have read a text while behind the wheel and roughly half have written a text while driving, a new survey finds. Millennial parents were more […]

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U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839: CDC

U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839: CDC

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of reported measles cases in the United States climbed to 839 as of last week, the highest yearly total in 25 years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Latest Infectious Disease News That’s the most since 1994, when 963 cases were reported […]

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Doxycycline vs. Cipro

Doxycycline vs. Cipro

Doxycycline vs. Cipro: What’s the difference? Doxycycline and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are antibiotics used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. Brand names for doxycycline include Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, and Monodox. Doxycycline and Cipro are different types of antibiotics. Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic and Cipro is a […]

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AHA News: This May Be Why Slashing Salt Lowers Blood Pressure

AHA News: This May Be Why Slashing Salt Lowers Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Slash sodium from your diet. That’s the advice inevitably given to everyone. Restricting sodium intake has been key to reducing blood pressure. Now researchers may have found an underlying mechanism to explain why. Scientists examined hundreds of metabolites substances produced during […]

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Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op Dependency

Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op Dependency

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the United States struggles with a painkiller-abuse epidemic, researchers have found that it’s the quantity of opioids prescribed after orthopedic surgery, not the type of opioid, that corresponds with long-term use. “One of the frequent myths we encounter among clinicians is that some […]

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1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If your back aches while on the job, you have plenty of company: New research shows that nearly 40 million American workers suffer from chronic lower back pain. In all, that’s more than a quarter of the workforce reporting lower […]

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California Couple Awarded $2 Billion in Roundup Lawsuit

California Couple Awarded $2 Billion in Roundup Lawsuit

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A elderly California couple who said their cancer was caused by Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup was awarded just over $2 billion by a jury in Oakland on Monday. Latest Cancer News The verdict includes more than $55 million in compensatory damages and $2 billion in punitive damages, CNN […]

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Young, and Learning Too Late That Sun Safety Matters

Young, and Learning Too Late That Sun Safety Matters

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The pain Sara Langill felt in her right hip didn’t concern her much, until she felt a lump as she massaged tendons near her hip flexors following a soccer game. “I felt this thing that felt like a rubbery grape,” recalls […]

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Is That Prostate Cancer Worth Treating? Chromosomes May Tell

Is That Prostate Cancer Worth Treating? Chromosomes May Tell

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To treat, or not to treat: That remains one of the tough conundrums for men with prostate cancer and their doctors, because some tumors may be aggressive, while others may take decades to cause harm. Now, new research suggests that tracking specific changes in the […]