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Could You Have Silent Gallstones?

Could You Have Silent Gallstones?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As many as 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most don’t have any symptoms, but not all will escape a gallstone attack. The gallbladder is a small organ in the upper right abdomen. It’s a reservoir for bile, the fluid made by […]

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The Lowdown on Low-Fat Milk (It’s All Good)

The Lowdown on Low-Fat Milk (It’s All Good)

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Calcium is best known as a building block of strong bones, and studies show that getting it from the source — milk — is more effective than supplements. Nutritionists also are learning that it has another important role […]

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Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes has been tied to a number of complications such as kidney disease, but new research has found that older people with type 2 diabetes can also have more difficulties with thinking and memory. During a five-year study, participants with diabetes […]

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Congress Approves Bill That Legalizes Hemp

Congress Approves Bill That Legalizes Hemp

A bill that removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances could give an added boost to an already thriving market for the popular health product cannabidiol, or CBD. Latest Chronic Pain News Hemp is related to marijuana but has much lower levels of THC, the compound that provides the high to pot users. […]

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Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer Symptoms Headache All headaches are considered primary headaches or secondary headaches. Primary headaches are not associated with other diseases. Examples of primary headaches are migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. Secondary headaches are caused by other diseases. The associated disease may be minor or major. Secondary headaches may result from innumerable conditions, […]

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fluticasone propionate oral inhaler (Flovent)

fluticasone propionate oral inhaler (Flovent)

What is fluticasone propionate oral inhaler, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fluticasone propionate is a man-made steroid of the glucocorticoid family which is related to the naturally-occurring steroid hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone, produced by the adrenal glands. Glucocorticoid steroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions. When used as an inhaler, fluticasone travels to the […]

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Can Alzheimer’s Be Spread? Mouse Study Hints It’s Possible

Can Alzheimer’s Be Spread? Mouse Study Hints It’s Possible

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease might potentially be transmitted to people during neurological procedures, a new preliminary study suggests. Genetically engineered lab mice developed amyloid-beta deposits in their brains after they were injected with amyloid-laced samples of human growth […]

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Why are my breasts sore before a period?

Why are my breasts sore before a period?

The menstrual cycle can cause many symptoms, including sore breasts. Hormone fluctuations before a period can lead to breast tenderness or pain. Doctors do not fully understand what causes these breast symptoms, but they know that specific hormones are involved. People can take some measures to reduce breast discomfort. However, if their breast pain becomes […]

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What to know about HIV false-positives

What to know about HIV false-positives

A false-positive HIV test occurs when a test incorrectly indicates that a person has contracted the virus. Receiving a false positive can inspire conflicting feelings. People may wonder what they can or should do next. In this article, we suggest some next steps for people who have had false-positive HIV test results. We also provide […]