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FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood

FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first test to detect the Zika virus in human blood has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Infectious Disease News The test is called the ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA and is made by Seattle-based InBios, which makes tests for other viruses […]

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Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people with activity trackers strive for 10,000 steps a day. But does it really take nearly five miles daily to make a difference in longevity? Maybe not, says new research. The study looked at nearly 17,000 older women […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Health Tip: Signs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

(HealthDay News) — Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a collection of symptoms, typically without visible signs of damage or disease in the digestive tract. Latest Digestion News People who have family members with IBS are at greater risk themselves, says the National Institutes of Health. Other risk factors include a gastrointestinal infection or a recent stressful […]

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Alex Trebek Says His Pancreatic Cancer Is ‘Near Remission’

Alex Trebek Says His Pancreatic Cancer Is ‘Near Remission’

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Long-time “Jeopardy!” Host Alex Trebek may be winning his battle against pancreatic cancer, he and his doctors report. Trebek, 78, is responding incredibly well to treatments and is in “near remission,” his doctors said Wednesday. “It’s kind of mind-boggling,” Trek told […]

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Blood Test Could Spot Multiple Cancer Types, Researchers Say

Blood Test Could Spot Multiple Cancer Types, Researchers Say

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A gene-based blood test can accurately detect breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, gastric or bile duct cancers in patients, researchers report. The test uses artificial intelligence to identify and interpret “fragments” of DNA in the blood that indicate the presence of cancer, explained researchers led […]

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Many Middle-Aged Men May Have Signs of Thinning Bones

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brittle bones are often seen as a woman’s health issue, but low bone mass may be more common among middle-aged men than generally thought, a small study suggests. The research, of 173 adults aged 35 to 50, found that men and […]

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It’s Never Too Late for New Brain Cells

It’s Never Too Late for New Brain Cells

Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research delivers fresh hope for everyone who struggles with a fading memory: Neurons continue to form well into old age, even in people with mental impairments or Alzheimer’s disease. “We found that there was active neurogenesis [new neurons forming] in the hippocampus of older […]

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How many calories do you burn by walking?

How many calories do you burn by walking?

The number of calories the body burns while a person is walking varies depending on a range of factors, including body size and walking speed. Walking also offers a variety of other health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease. The body uses energy from food and drinks to sustain bodily functions and […]