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What causes blurred vision and a headache?

What causes blurred vision and a headache?

Almost everyone has experienced a headache, which is pain in part or all of the head. If a headache occurs with or causes blurred vision, it may be due to an underlying condition or medical emergency. Causes of a headache and blurred vision will usually have additional symptoms. Some of these conditions can have serious […]

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How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments

How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments

Scientists have cracked a cell mechanism that drives tumor formation in most types of cancer. This finding could lead to much-needed new therapies for cancer, including the hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer. Scientists have zoomed in on a cellular mechanism that stabilizes a tumor-driving protein. Disrupting it may lead to new therapies. The discovery concerns the […]

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Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link

Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link

Researchers already recognized the link between depression and heart disease. However, until recently, the mechanisms explaining it remained a mystery. A new study reveals that stress-induced inflammation may explain why mental and cardiovascular health are so intimately related. Why are people with depression more likely to have heart disease? Heart disease is now the leading […]

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Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

Light and sound therapy may boost brain function

New research in mice reveals that an innovative light and sound stimulation therapy can clear toxic plaque buildup in the brain and reduce some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and impaired cognitive functioning. A light and sound combination therapy could fight off Alzheimer’s symptoms. The hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain include the […]

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Can you detect changes in the earth’s magnetic field?

Can you detect changes in the earth’s magnetic field?

Many animals can detect changes in the earth’s magnetic field, and they use this sense to navigate. A recent study finds that humans may also have this ability. Many animals can detect magnetic fields, but can we? We have evolved to detect a range of sensory inputs, including light, sound, and odors. Other members of […]

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cilostazol (Pletal)

cilostazol (Pletal)

What is cilostazol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Cilostazol is a medication for the treatment of intermittent claudication, a condition caused by narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs with blood. Patients with intermittent claudication develop pain when they walk because not enough oxygen-containing blood reaches the active leg muscles. Cilostazol […]

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heparin (Hemochron, Hep-Lock)

heparin (Hemochron, Hep-Lock)

What is heparin-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Heparin is a widely used injectable anticoagulant (stops the formation of blood clots). The blood coagulation system is composed of various steps and heparin acts at multiple sites in this process. Heparin prevents blood clots by blocking the action of two of the 12 […]

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benazepril (Lotensin HTC)

benazepril (Lotensin HTC)

What is benazepril, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Benazepril is an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor used for treating high blood pressure. Other ACE inhibitors include enalapril (Vasotec), quinapril (Accupril), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), ramipril (Altace), moexipril (Univasc) and trandolapril (Mavik). ACE is an enzyme in the body that causes the formation […]

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Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Your Apple Watch Might Help Spot a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

Latest Heart News MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Someday soon, devices like the Apple Watch might be monitoring wearers for heart conditions such as potentially dangerous atrial fibrillation, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation, or “a-fib,” is a common form of irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and […]

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Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart

Stay Away From Sugary Sodas, Spare Your Heart

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News MONDAY, March 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who regularly down sugar-laden sodas, juices and sports drinks aren’t doing their heart any favors. A new study of more than 110,000 U.S. health professionals found that the more people drank sugary beverages, the higher their risk of death from […]