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Few Pregnant Women Get Right Amount of Nutrients

Few Pregnant Women Get Right Amount of Nutrients

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For pregnant women, good nutrition is essential for their health and the baby’s health. But many aren’t getting adequate amounts of the vitamins and minerals they need, a new study finds. On the other hand, some of actually taking higher levels […]

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5 Ways Men Can Take Charge of Their Health

5 Ways Men Can Take Charge of Their Health

Latest Men’s Health News SUNDAY, June 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many men need to do a better job of looking after their health, and it only takes a few simple steps, experts say. “It’s common for men to avoid going to the doctor until there’s a serious health concern,” said Dr. James Heckman, a […]

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New Drug Combats Leading Cause of Dwarfism

New Drug Combats Leading Cause of Dwarfism

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug increased growth rates in children with dwarfism, according to a new study. The four-year phase 2 trial was conducted at centers in the United States, France, United Kingdom and Australia, and included 35 children, ages 5-14, with the genetic bone disorder […]

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Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry ‘Superbug’ Germs

Flying Insects in Hospitals Carry ‘Superbug’ Germs

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many flies and flying insects in hospitals carry bacteria that could pose an infection risk to patients, and more than half of them carry the types that resist antibiotics, a new study says. British researchers used ultraviolet-light flytraps, electronic fly killers and sticky traps […]

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Norovirus Fears Stir Recall of Frozen Blackberries

Norovirus Fears Stir Recall of Frozen Blackberries

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You may want to check any frozen blackberries or mixed berries you bought recently: A Georgia-based distributor is recalling products sold at Walmart and Save-A-Lot stores due to potential contamination with norovirus. In a company statement, Alma Pak of Alma, Ga., stressed that so […]

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How the Heart Works

Where is your heart and what does it look like? Picture of Heart in Detail The heart is located under the rib cage — 2/3 of it is to the left of your breastbone (sternum) — and between your lungs and above the diaphragm. It is about the size of a closed fist, weighs about […]

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Heart Disease Is Lasting Threat to Breast Cancer Survivors

Heart Disease Is Lasting Threat to Breast Cancer Survivors

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Postmenopausal women who survive breast cancer may have a higher risk for developing heart disease, a new study says. Heart problems can appear more than five years after radiation treatment for breast cancer, and the added risk persists for as much as 30 years, according […]

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clopidogrel (Plavix) vs. heparin (Hemochron)

clopidogrel (Plavix) vs. heparin (Hemochron)

What drugs interact with clopidogrel and heparin? Clopidogrel The combination of clopidogrel with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), nabumetone (Relafen), fenoprofen (Nalfon), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis; Oruvail), oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene), sulindac (Clinoril), tolmetin (Tolectin), and mefenamic acid (Ponstel) may increase […]

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9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

9/11 Dust Linked to Prostate Cancer in First Responders

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A possible link between World Trade Center dust and prostate cancer in first responders has been found by researchers. Exposure to dust at the New York City site after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks triggered chronic inflammation in the responders’ prostates, which may have […]