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Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like Illness

Surgery Restores Movement to Kids With Polio-Like Illness

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kale Hyder was an active teenager and basketball player when a mysterious polio-like illness struck. The 6-foot-2 youth from Davenport, Iowa, woke up with a stiff neck in June 2015 at age 15. Within weeks he was paralyzed from the […]

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Rethinking Blood Pressure Readings

Rethinking Blood Pressure Readings

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “140/90” had long been the line in the sand for getting high blood pressure under control. But in 2017, leading medical organizations lowered the definitions of normal, elevated and high blood pressure with the idea that starting treatment at […]

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Psoriasis Meds Might Help Fight Heart Trouble, Too

Psoriasis Meds Might Help Fight Heart Trouble, Too

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could the inflammation that drives psoriasis and other immune-linked illnesses be a major player in heart disease? In a new study, certain psoriasis drugs appeared to help to keep arteries clear, suggesting such a link. “Classically a heart attack is caused by one of five […]

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You’ve Fainted. How Long Do You Need to Stay in the ER?

You’ve Fainted. How Long Do You Need to Stay in the ER?

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — How long patients who faint should be monitored in the emergency department hinges on their risk for serious disease, a new study says. In most cases, fainting is harmless. But some people faint due to serious medical conditions, including an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Because arrhythmias […]

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Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An effort to make the opioid painkiller OxyContin harder to abuse drove addicted patients to heroin and caused a dramatic increase in hepatitis C, a new study suggests. In a classic case of unintended consequences, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma reformulated its powerful […]

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Update Dietary Guidelines for a Healthier You

Update Dietary Guidelines for a Healthier You

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Every five years, the U.S. government updates its dietary guidelines based in part on new research, but always with the goal of disease prevention. The 2015-2020 guidelines stress the need to shift to healthier foods and beverages. Although […]

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Could Germs in Your Gut Send You Into Depression?

Could Germs in Your Gut Send You Into Depression?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Certain bacteria dwelling in the human gut might feed depression, according to a new study that adds evidence to the theory. Researchers found that among over 2,100 adults, those with depression showed differences in specific groups of gut bacteria. And people […]

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Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version

Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine for bone cancer in dogs could offer a road map for a human version of the treatment, researchers report. More than 10,000 cases of bone cancer in dogs occur in the United States each year. But the disease is not common in […]

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Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester

Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester

Some pain and a small amount of spotting are normal during the second trimester. However, it is essential to know when to see a doctor. For many people, the second trimester marks a moment of calm in pregnancy. The intense symptoms of the first trimester often dissipate, and the exhaustion, muscle pain, and anxiety about […]