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Crohn’s, Colitis May Be Tied to Prostate Cancer

Crohn’s, Colitis May Be Tied to Prostate Cancer

Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Men with inflammatory bowel disease have a significantly greater risk of prostate cancer, a new study finds. About 1 million men in the United States have inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. “These patients may need to be screened more carefully […]

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Gene Tweaking Prevented Obesity in Mice

Gene Tweaking Prevented Obesity in Mice

Latest Diet & Weight Management News FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A modified version of the CRISPR gene-editing technique could help fight obesity without having to alter any genes, a new study in mice suggests. CRISPR, an acronym for a family of DNA sequences, generally involves cutting or editing DNA to correct genetic […]

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U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising: CDC

U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flu season is getting off to a slow but steady start, a U.S. health official said Friday. As of now, only Georgia is seeing high levels of infections, but cases are being reported throughout the nation. “Flu activity is […]

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Fast Facts for Men (and Women) About High Cholesterol

Fast Facts for Men (and Women) About High Cholesterol

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High cholesterol, a serious risk factor for heart disease, can affect both men and women, and it’s common for cholesterol levels to rise with age. But it’s often a problem for men earlier in life than for women. A study published […]

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hydrocortisone oral (Cortef)

hydrocortisone oral (Cortef)

What are the side effects of hydrocortisone, oral? Hydrocortisone side effects depend on the dose, the duration and the frequency of administration. Short courses of hydrocortisone usually are well tolerated with few and mild side effects. Long term, high doses of hydrocortisone usually will produce predictable, and potentially serious side effects. Whenever possible, the lowest […]

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Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)

Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)

What brand names are available for rivastigmine? Exelon, Exelon Patch Is rivastigmine available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for rivastigmine? Yes What are the uses for rivastigmine? What are the side effects of rivastigmine? The most common side effects Exelon and Exelon Patch are: Dizziness Diarrhea Headache Stomach […]

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Approach That New Gene Testing Kit With Caution

Approach That New Gene Testing Kit With Caution

Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lots of Americans will unwrap a scarf or sweater this holiday season. But a growing number will receive a gift that’s potentially life-changing: an at-home genetic testing kit. Home DNA testing yields clues to ancestry and, potentially, genetic risk for medical conditions. But there are […]

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Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression

Internet-based CBT effective for treating severe depression

New research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy sessions delivered via an app can effectively treat various forms of depression, including a severe form of the condition. iCBT enables people with depression to manage their symptoms using a cell phone or tablet. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of therapy that helps change people’s […]

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How meditation impacts the way we learn

How meditation impacts the way we learn

Many anecdotes and some studies suggest that meditation can be a powerful tool for mental and physical health. New research shows that it may have yet another benefit: to help us learn faster from past experiences. According to new findings, meditation alters the way in which we learn. In a new study, researchers from the […]