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2555 Articles Matching "blood"

Experimental Drug Could Help In Type 2 Diabetes

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients' blood sugar control when it was added to the standard medication metformin for six...
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Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say

Jan 18, 2019 , CNN Health
The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades....
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Calling All Blood Donors

Jan 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Calling All Blood DonorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2019 12:00:00...
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Study: How Less Than 6 Hours Of Sleep May Hurt Your Blood Vessels

Jan 17, 2019 , Forbes
Poor quality sleep, such as frequent waking, may also increase your risk of cardiovascular...
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How Reselling Unused Test Strips For Blood Glucose Is Driving An Unusual Trade Online And On The Streets

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Often the sellers of the strips are insured and paid little out of pocket for them, while the buyers may be underinsured or uninsured, and unable to pay retail prices, which can run well over $100 for a box of 100 strips. Unlike the resale of prescription drugs, which is prohibited by law, it is generally legal to resell unused test...
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In Face Of Blood Shortages, Red Cross Aims To Recruit More Donors With New App

Jan 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The agency, responsible for nearly half of the nation's blood supply, says the app helps people understand where there are shortages and where they can give blood. Public health news also focuses on a 22-minute workout; housing reforms for the mentally ill; science with borders; infections from Mexican surgeries; the importance of humility among researchers; suicides on campus; higher cancer death rates among the poor; 26 trillion steps and counting on Fitbit and more....
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Ask Can Anxiety Make Your Blood Pressure Go up

Jan 12, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Can Anxiety Make Your Blood Pressure Go...
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Aldactone vs. Accutane

Jan 11, 2019 , RxList
Aldactone (spironolactone) and Accutane (isotretinoin) are used to treat acne. Aldactone is used off-label for acne. Aldactone is typically used to reduce fluid retention (edema) caused by heart, liver or kidney problems, high blood pressure (hypertension), and certain patients with hyperaldosteronism....
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Aldactone vs. Inspra (Eplerenone)

Jan 11, 2019 , RxList
Aldactone (spironolactone) and eplerenone are aldosterone receptor blockers used to reduce fluid retention (edema) caused by heart, liver or kidney problems, and high blood pressure (hypertension)....
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Common Heart, Diabetes Meds May Aid Mental Illness

Jan 11, 2019 , WebMD
Specifically, the benefit was seen when patients were taking: statins, which lower cholesterol; calcium channel blockers, a group of blood pressure drugs; or the oral diabetes drug metformin, the study findings...
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J&J raises U.S. prices on around two dozen drugs

Jan 11, 2019 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson raised U.S. prices on around two dozen prescription drugs on Thursday, including the psoriasis treatment Stelara, prostate cancer drug Zytiga and blood thinner Xarelto, all among its top-selling products....
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Lack Of Standard Dosage For Blood Thinners Can Lead To Bleeding During Bariatric Surgery, Rutgers Study Finds

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery. The study, which appeared in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders, was conducted by Luigi Brunetti and Leonid Kagan at the Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in collaboration with......
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Drug Sponge Could Minimize Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments. The "drug sponge" is......
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Researchers Create A Wireless, Battery-Free, Biodegradable Blood Flow Sensor

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published Jan. 8 in Nature Biomedical Engineering, monitors the flow of blood through an artery. It is biodegradable, battery-fre......
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Hackensack University Medical Center Holds Third Annual Graduation Ceremony For Nurses In Blood And Marrow Transplant Fellowship Program

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center recently held the third annual Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) RN Fellowship Graduation Ceremony for nine registered nurses. The nurses are from 8PE and 8PW Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) units. To facilitate the challenging and r......
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Capturing Chemotherapy Drugs Before They Can Cause Side Effects

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Although chemotherapy can kill cancer cells very effectively, healthy cells also suffer. If doctors could remove excess chemotherapy drugs from a patient's bloodstream after the medicines have done their job, they might reduce side effects such as hair loss and nausea. Now, researchers have develop......
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One cardiologist's mission to reduce statin use for cholesterol

Jan 09, 2019 , CNN Health
High cholesterol? Here's a pill. High blood pressure? Here's two pills. High blood sugar? Here's two pills and an injection. This is what many doctors routinely do without ever addressing why the cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar is abnormal in the first place....
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Following Up On Jazmine Barnes Murder Case: How Trauma Affects Memory, Plays Havoc With Eyewitness Accounts

Jan 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Psychologists discuss what goes on in the brain during life-threatening situations and why there were such conflicting accounts of the suspects in the December shooting. Public health news also focuses on schizophrenia, dementia, brainwashing, food allergies, aging well, plant-based diets, screenings for adults, pre-natal blood tests, flu symptoms, Holocaust death rate, blood samples and typing...
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State Highlights: Search Intensifies For Rare Blood Type For Miami Toddler Fighting Cancer; Residents At Georgia Bases Fear Groundwater Is Still Unsafe

Jan 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, South Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, New Hampshire, Texas, California, Oregon Kansas, and...
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Ebola Suspected In Sweden After Man Vomits Blood, But Test Is Negative

Jan 06, 2019 , Forbes
The patient had traveled in Burundi, which is next to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak has been...
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