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5970 Articles Matching "disease"

Air Pollution Increases ER Visits for Breathing Problems, but Rate Depends on Age, Pollutant and Lung Disease

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest U.S. study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. The study was published online in the American Thoracic Society’......
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Actos vs. Jardiance

Jan 18, 2019 , RxList
Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) and Jardiance (empagliflozin) are used to treat type 2 diabetes. Jardiance is also indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular...
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Money Woes May Damage Black Americans' Hearts

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
Compared with those without financial stress, the risk of heart disease was nearly three times higher among those with moderate-to-high financial stress, investigators...
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How Fasting Can Improve Overall Health

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was pu......
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Too little sleep tied to increased heart disease risk

Jan 18, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who sleep less than six hours a night may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who sleep seven to eight hours, a Spanish study suggests....
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Protecting Oligodendrocytes May Reduce The Impact Of Multiple Sclerosis

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A small molecule, Sephin1, may be able to significantly delay harm to nerve cells caused by multiple sclerosis, a disabling immune-mediated disease that damages nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. These nerve fibers are wrapped in a sheath of fatty tissue called myelin, which acts as a prote......
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Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect

Jan 18, 2019 , CNN Health
A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention is concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic....
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Invest in health for global security and growth, Gates urges donors

Jan 18, 2019 , Reuters
Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to boost security and economic growth, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates said on Thursday....
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Queen's University Researchers Develop New Test To Detect Disease And Infection That Could Save Time, Money And Lives

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives. The test, developed by scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’......
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Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
Older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, researchers...
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Nature Or Nurture? Genetics Matters More For Understanding Disease

Jan 18, 2019 , Forbes
Nature or nurture? Now experts make clear that genes count more than environment, an extensive new study shows and challenges fundamental understanding that genetics and environment equally contribute to illness which has been taught in medical schools for...
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Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes' Role in Disease

Jan 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes' Role in DiseaseCategory: 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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Infographic: Reducing Your Alzheimer's Risk

Jan 16, 2019 , WebMD
WebMD's infographic details ways you can keep your brain sharp and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s...
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China has culled more than 900,000 pigs due to African swine fever

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, as the disease continues to spread to new regions and larger farms....
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Ask What Are the Types of Lung Disease

Jan 16, 2019 , eMedicine Health
What Are the Types of Lung...
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eSwatini to ease ban on South African meat after foot and mouth outbreak

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, said on Tuesday it would partially lift a ban on some meat and dairy products from South Africa after its neighbor took steps to contain an outbreak of highly contagious foot and mouth disease....
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Ask How Do You Know if You Have Lung Disease

Jan 16, 2019 , eMedicine Health
How Do You Know if You Have Lung...
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Americans Are Now More Likely To Die In An Accidental Opioid Overdose Than A Car Crash

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
But most Americans are still most likely to die of natural causes such as heart disease or cancer. In other news on the opioid crisis: a mass drug overdose in California leaves at least one dead and more than a dozen in care; Purdue asks the court to review a decision about unsealing the company's secret records; can medical marijuana help in the fight against the epidemic; and...
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Twins’ Study Looks At Gene’s Role in Disease

Jan 15, 2019 , WebMD
Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person's genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted...
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