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Could Short People Have an Advantage When It Comes to A-Fib?

Could Short People Have an Advantage When It Comes to A-Fib?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tall folks might be able to reach that high top shelf, but there’s a price — they may be more likely to develop a potentially dangerous abnormal heart rhythm than shorter folks. New research finds that a person’s risk of atrial […]

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Muscle in Middle Age Might Help Men’s Hearts Later

Muscle in Middle Age Might Help Men’s Hearts Later

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged men who maintain their muscle mass may lower their risk of heart disease as they get older, a new study suggests. Beginning in the mid-30s, muscle begins to decline by about 3% each decade. Previous studies found that muscle mass is associated with heart […]

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Fish Oil Rx Slows Clogging in Arteries

Fish Oil Rx Slows Clogging in Arteries

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Prescription-strength fish oil slows the development of artery-clogging plaques, according to early results from an ongoing clinical trial. Icosapent ethyl — a purified fish oil drug sold under the brand name Vascepa — put the brakes on key aspects of plaque […]

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Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

Latest Depression News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most American parents say they might have trouble distinguishing between a teen’s typical mood swings and possible signs of depression, a new survey finds. The nationwide poll of 819 parents with at least one child in middle school, junior high or high school found that […]

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With Blood Draws, Bedside Manners Matter

With Blood Draws, Bedside Manners Matter

Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — How much pain you feel when blood samples are taken could depend on how nice the person wielding the needle is, new research suggests. Patients were 390% more likely to say their pain was well-controlled when the person taking their blood was courteous, according […]

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New Sickle Cell Disease Drug Approved by FDA

New Sickle Cell Disease Drug Approved by FDA

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new drug to reduce a serious complication of sickle cell disease has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Chronic Pain News Adakveo (crizanlizumab-tmca) was approved for use in patients aged 16 and older to reduce the frequency of vaso-occlusive crisis, a common and […]

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Early Warning Signs and Stages of Colon Cancer

Early Warning Signs and Stages of Colon Cancer

What is colon cancer? Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the cells lining the large intestine (colon); some researchers include the rectum and prefer the term colorectal cancer. There are over 101,000 new cases of colon cancer every year in the U.S. Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death […]

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Brukinsa Approved for Relapsed, Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Brukinsa Approved for Relapsed, Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brukinsa (zanubrutinib), a kinase inhibitor, has been granted accelerated approval for the treatment of adults with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one previous therapy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week. The recommended dose of Brukinsa capsules is 160 mg […]

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Expert: Herbal Aids Can Cause Harm When Breast Cancer Spread to Skin

Expert: Herbal Aids Can Cause Harm When Breast Cancer Spread to Skin

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Using herbal products to treat breast cancer that’s spread to the skin could slow wound healing and interfere with chemotherapy or hormone treatment, an expert warns. Many patients try herbal products and creams to treat these skin lesions, according to Dr. Maria Joao Cardoso, head […]