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3 Exercises With a Speedy Payoff

3 Exercises With a Speedy Payoff

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Compound strength-training exercises get fast results, because they work many muscle groups at once. Many of these exercises use just your own bodyweight, such as pull-ups, which engage not only the shoulders and all the muscles of your arms, […]

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Have Apps, Get in Shape?

Have Apps, Get in Shape?

Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise apps and fitness trackers are all the rage, and now a new study shows they might actually work. A combination of an exercise app, an activity tracker and personal counseling increased women’s physical activity levels, researchers found. The study of 210 inactive […]

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Could You Have a Sensitive Gut?

Could You Have a Sensitive Gut?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve ever wondered why emotional distress causes stomach cramps or a mad dash to the bathroom, know that there’s a direct line of communication that runs from your brain to your digestive tract. It’s called the enteric nervous system, and […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Crohn’s Disease

Health Tip: Understanding Crohn’s Disease

(HealthDay News) — Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Though the exact cause is unknown, both genetic and environmental factors may play a role. Latest Digestion News Crohn’s disease can develop at any age, with the most common age of diagnosis being in a person’s 20s. Most commonly, […]

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Fewer U.S. Adults Being Diagnosed With Diabetes: CDC

Fewer U.S. Adults Being Diagnosed With Diabetes: CDC

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s unclear why new cases of diabetes among U.S. adults are decreasing while obesity rates continue to climb, experts say. Latest Diabetes News The number of new diabetes cases fell from 1.7 million in 2009 to 1.3 million in 2017, according to federal data released Tuesday, the Associated […]

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First PI3K Inhibitor Approved for Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer

First PI3K Inhibitor Approved for Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Piqray (alpelisib) tablets were approved for the treatment of hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, PIK3CA-mutated, advanced or metastatic breast cancer in combination with fulvestrant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The tablets were approved for use in men […]

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Though ‘Donut Hole’ Is Shrinking, Medicare Drug Costs Are Rising: Study

Though ‘Donut Hole’ Is Shrinking, Medicare Drug Costs Are Rising: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for cancer drugs continue to rise steadily, with patients paying thousands of dollars each year despite efforts to close the Medicare Part D “donut hole,” researchers said. Prices for 13 anticancer drugs available through Medicare Part D in […]

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High LDL Cholesterol Tied to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

High LDL Cholesterol Tied to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s another reason to keep your cholesterol under control: New research suggests that LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol may play a role in the development of early-onset Alzheimer’s. A rare form of the disease that occurs before the age of 65, early-onset […]

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What to do in the event of a heart attack

What to do in the event of a heart attack

Learning to recognize warning signs and risk factors can help people avoid a heart attack. When a person has a heart attack, knowing what to do and acting quickly can help them have a better outcome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a person has a heart attack every 40 seconds […]