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Health Tip: Getting the Flu If You Have Cancer

Health Tip: Getting the Flu If You Have Cancer

(HealthDay News) — If you have had cancer, you are at a higher risk for developing flu-related complications, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Cold and Flu News The CDC offers the following flu prevention tips: If you are 65 or older, get the high-dose flu vaccine, which contains four times […]

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Flu Rides the Subway, Too

Flu Rides the Subway, Too

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu spreads like wildfire in confined spaces — and that includes subways, a new British study finds. The longer your ride and the more stations you encounter during your daily commute, the higher your odds of getting sick, the researchers found. University of […]

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13 early signs of Parkinson’s disease

13 early signs of Parkinson’s disease

The hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremors and slow, rigid movements. Small changes in a person’s movements and behavior can signal the onset of Parkinson’s disease before diagnosis. Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that affects around 1 percent of people aged 65 years and older. Symptoms usually develop slowly over several years. […]

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What to know about femoral neuropathy

What to know about femoral neuropathy

Femoral neuropathy, or femoral nerve dysfunction, refers to any disorder that results from damage to the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body. It begins in the pelvis and separates into several smaller branches. These nerve branches control the movements of various leg muscles. The femoral nerve itself […]

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10 health benefits of dandelion

10 health benefits of dandelion

Contrary to popular belief, dandelions are not just pesky garden weeds. They may have some health benefits. In fact, people have used the plant to help treat ailments for several centuries. In this article, learn more about dandelion and 10 of its possible health benefits. We also cover how to use it and possible side […]

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Spirulina: Could eating these bacteria reduce blood pressure?

Spirulina: Could eating these bacteria reduce blood pressure?

According to a recent study, spirulina may help to reduce blood pressure. The researchers also identify the active compound that produces this benefit. Spirulina, which is available as a tablet, is widely used as a supplement. As the supplement movement shifts into top gear, researchers are examining a range of nutritional ingredients for their potential […]

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Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A ‘keeps the peace’

Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A ‘keeps the peace’

New findings about the role of vitamin A in mediating the relationship between gut bacteria and the immune system may prove “critical” for devising new therapies for autoimmune conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory diseases that affect the intestine. Carrots, butter, and cheese are some of the richest sources of vitamin […]

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New Acne Treatment Might Spring From Old One

New Acne Treatment Might Spring From Old One

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An old acne drug may hold the key to developing a new, safer treatment, a study suggests. Isotretinoin (Myorisan, formerly branded as Accutane), is a form of vitamin A, and has been prescribed for acne for decades. It works by reducing oil in the skin, […]

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Many Middle-Aged Americans Worried About Health Insurance: Poll

Many Middle-Aged Americans Worried About Health Insurance: Poll

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many middle-aged folks nearing retirement have serious concerns about their health insurance coverage, a new survey shows. Nearly half of people aged 50 to 64 say they have little or no confidence they’ll be able to afford health coverage once […]