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Is Shingles Contagious?

Is Shingles Contagious?

What is shingles? Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus (also known as VZV, herpes zoster). Shingles usually causes a single strip or patch of painful blisters that wrap around either the left or right side of the patient’s torso or extremities, although it may occur on the face. Shingles results from […]

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Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer’s Advance

Exercise Might Slow Colon Cancer’s Advance

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise has countless benefits, even in small doses. And new research suggests the payoffs might extend to colon cancer patients. Short sessions of intense exercise may slow the growth of colon cancer, Australian researchers report. “We have shown that exercise may play a role in […]

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High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients’ Survival

High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients’ Survival

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even when women have health insurance, high deductibles may delay them from having breast cancer diagnosed and treated, researchers say. In a study of more than 3 million U.S. women with health insurance, the researchers found that those in plans with […]

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‘Taking treatment for autoimmune disease in a new direction’

‘Taking treatment for autoimmune disease in a new direction’

In autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, believing them to be harmful agents. Recently, scientists have been conducting new research with the aim of devising an innovative strategy to treat these conditions. Recent research explores a promising new pathway in the treatment of […]

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Health Tip: Choking Hazards for Children

Health Tip: Choking Hazards for Children

(HealthDay News) — Every five days in the United States, at least one child dies from choking on food. More than 10,000 children are hospitalized due to food-choking injuries each year. However, these injuries and deaths are preventable, the New York State Department of Health says. Latest Healthy Kids News The department suggests: Always supervise […]

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phenazopyridine (Pyridium)

phenazopyridine (Pyridium)

What is phenazopyridine-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Phenazopyridine is an oral urinary analgesic (pain relieving medication). It is available over-the-counter (without a prescription or OTC) in lower strengths, and with a prescription for higher strengths. It is used commonly to treat symptoms of pain, burning, urgency, frequency, and other symptoms associated […]

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hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide, Hydrodiuril)

hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide, Hydrodiuril)

Why is hydrochlorothiazide prescribed to patients? Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat excessive fluid accumulation and swelling (edema) of the body caused by heart failure, cirrhosis, chronic kidney failure, corticosteroid medications, and nephrotic syndrome. It also is used alone or in conjunction with other blood pressure lowering medications to treat high blood pressure. Although hydrochlorothiazide is […]

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Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant

Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant

In only the second known case worldwide, a man is free of HIV after a stem cell transplant, doctors say. Latest HIV News The London, U.K. patient has not been identified. He was diagnosed with HIV in 2013 and diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2012. He decided in 2016 to have a stem cell transplant […]

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An Outdoor Plan for Walking and Running

An Outdoor Plan for Walking and Running

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sweating it out on a treadmill is great, especially when the weather is bad. You might even be motivated by watching exciting vistas on an interactive panel. But to keep a walking or running routine from becoming stale, kick […]