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Hot Cocoa May Ease the Fatigue of MS

Hot Cocoa May Ease the Fatigue of MS

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fatigue can plague many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). But a small new study suggests a soothing cup of hot cocoa may bring some relief. Like dark chocolate, cocoa is rich in flavonoids, which are abundant in fruit and vegetables and have been linked with […]

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Health Tip: Stretches for Young Athletes

Health Tip: Stretches for Young Athletes

(HealthDay News) — Flexibility helps prevent injury. Young athletes should stretch muscles before and after playing a sport, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Latest Healthy Kids News After warming up with a brisk walk, the AAOS suggests these stretches: Forward and side lunges. Standing quad pull. Seated straddle. Knees to chest. Copyright © […]

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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 […]