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Lumbar Puncture (LP or Spinal Tap)

Lumbar Puncture (LP or Spinal Tap)

What is a lumbar puncture (LP)? A lumbar puncture or spinal tap procedure provides lifesaving information in disease diagnosis. A lumbar puncture (LP) is the insertion of a needle into the spinal canal to collect and examine the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord (cerebral spinal fluid). It is termed a “lumbar puncture” […]

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A New Approach to Stop High-Risk Drunk Drivers

A New Approach to Stop High-Risk Drunk Drivers

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An individualized approach is needed to treat people at high risk of impaired (drunk) driving, a new report says. Drunk driving accounted for 29% of U.S. motor vehicle deaths in 2018, the lowest percentage since 1982. But there was still an average of one […]

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Chyler Leigh of ‘Supergirl’ Battles Bipolar Disorder

Chyler Leigh of ‘Supergirl’ Battles Bipolar Disorder

Latest Mental Health News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chyler Leigh has taken on some challenging roles in her career, including helping keep the world safe from alien threats on the TV show “Supergirl” and learning to be a surgeon as Lexie Grey on “Grey’s Anatomy.” But her most […]

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New Study Shakes Up Thinking on Hormone Replacement Therapy

New Study Shakes Up Thinking on Hormone Replacement Therapy

Latest Menopause News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The ongoing debate about postmenopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk may have turned even more muddy: A large, new study suggests that two different types of hormone therapy have opposite effects on women’s long-term risk of the disease. The researchers […]

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Desperate for Relief, Americans Are Buying Fish Antibiotics Online

Desperate for Relief, Americans Are Buying Fish Antibiotics Online

Latest Infectious Disease News By Peter Schelden on 12/13/2019 3:11 PM Source: MedicineNet Health News When Americans need antibiotics, some are ordering them online—supposedly for their pet fish. Although marketed for guppies and goldfish, such antibiotics are being used for self-medicating, according to a recent study. Brandon Bookstaver, PharmD, presented these findings Wednesday at a […]

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One Boy’s Battle Back From Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

One Boy’s Battle Back From Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

Latest Infectious Disease News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Last October, 15-year-old Alec Woodruff developed a strange-sounding cough. Less than a week later, he was fighting for his life in the hospital, partially paralyzed and with a tube in his throat attached to a ventilator because just breathing was […]

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AHA News: Could Fish Oil Fight Inflammation?

AHA News: Could Fish Oil Fight Inflammation?

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Plentiful in foods like fish and flaxseed, omega-3 fatty acids have long been linked with cardiovascular health, and new research is looking at the biology behind how it might work. A study published Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research found […]