Could Heartburn Meds Lead to Drug-Resistant Germs?

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Common heartburn meds may foster the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut, a new research review suggests. In an analysis of 12 past studies, researchers found that, overall, the evidence supports a link: People who use acid-suppressing medications — particularly proton pump inhibitors...
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Quarantines for Coronavirus: Not in My Backyard

Tweet Paul Slovic, PhD, professor of psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene. Amesh Adalja, MD, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Baltimore. Twitter: @SenShelby, Feb. 23, 2020. News release, Alabama Department of Public Health. World Health Organization: “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report—35.” CDC: “Quarantine and Isolation.” Melinda...
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What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The best available drugs to treat sudden COPD flare-ups are the medications already widely in use, antibiotics and corticosteroids, a new evidence review has concluded. There’s not enough evidence to recommend newer treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), said lead researcher...
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Blood Pressure Med Tied to Harmful Side Effects

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Patients taking a common diuretic to help lower blood pressure may be better off with a similarly effective but safer one, a new study suggests. Current guidelines recommend the drug chlorthalidone (Thalitone) as the first-line diuretic. But it can have serious side effects that can be avoided with...
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Price Hike Lead Patients to Craigslist for Insulin

Tweet Diabetes Medications From Basic to Complex By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Maybe you’ve gone to Craigslist to find a used car or a secondhand couch, but imagine having to turn to the internet to pay for lifesaving drugs. It’s already happening: A new study found that hundreds of ads were placed on Craigslist for insulin...
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Study Probes Side Effects of Long-Used Methotrexate

Tweet Best Tips to Protect Your Joints By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans battling autoimmune illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis turn to a long-used drug, methotrexate, for relief. But until now there’s been little comprehensive research on side effects tied to the drug. A new study funded by the U.S....
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Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

Tweet TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women remain underrepresented in heart disease research, even though it’s the leading cause of death among women worldwide, researchers say. Women accounted for less than 40% of all people enrolled in cardiovascular clinical trials from 2010 through 2017, according to a study published Feb. 17 in the journal Circulation. “One woman...
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Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

Tweet TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women remain underrepresented in heart disease research, even though it’s the leading cause of death among women worldwide, researchers say. Women accounted for less than 40% of all people enrolled in cardiovascular clinical trials from 2010 through 2017, according to a study published Feb. 17 in the journal Circulation. “One woman...
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Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

Tweet TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women remain underrepresented in heart disease research, even though it’s the leading cause of death among women worldwide, researchers say. Women accounted for less than 40% of all people enrolled in cardiovascular clinical trials from 2010 through 2017, according to a study published Feb. 17 in the journal Circulation. “One woman...
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Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

Tweet TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women remain underrepresented in heart disease research, even though it’s the leading cause of death among women worldwide, researchers say. Women accounted for less than 40% of all people enrolled in cardiovascular clinical trials from 2010 through 2017, according to a study published Feb. 17 in the journal Circulation. “One woman...
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