New Triple-Combo Pill Aids Blood Pressure: Study

Tweet Tips for a Healthier Heart By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial. About 70 percent of patients with mild-to-moderate high blood pressure who were...
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Mayo, Cleveland Clinics Again Top Hospital Rankings

Tweet Aug. 14, 2018 — For the third consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, claimed the No. 1 spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals published by US News and World Report. The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio holds the No. 2 spot (again this year) in the annual honor roll, which highlights hospitals delivering “exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care,” according...
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Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines

Tweet TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say. The results of lab and animal experiments suggest changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers. And that increases migraine risk. The...
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Lung Cancer Screening’ Risks Not Discussed Enough

Tweet MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests. Early detection of lung cancer can save lives, and lung cancer screening is recommended for high-risk current and former smokers. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations say that doctors...
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Can Eating Crickets Boost Your Health?

Tweet Crohn’s Complications By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Jiminy Cricket! New research suggests that saving room on your plate for some crunchy, chirpy protein might be good for your health. Specifically, eating crickets may help improve the natural bacteria in your gut (microbiome) and reduce inflammation...
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Essential Oils Promise Help, But Beware the Risks

Tweet Stacey Haluka, consumer. Rachael Armstrong, consumer. Cynthia Bailey, MD, dermatologist, Sebastopol, CA. Jessica Krant, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York City. Joie Power, PhD, clinical aromatherapy consultant and neuropsychologist, Asheville, NC. SPINS, market research firm, Schaumburg, IL. FDA. Anesthesia Analgesia: “Aromatherapy...
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Hiccups for a Month? It Can Happen

Tweet FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Short-lasting hiccups are annoying enough, but some people get hiccups that last longer a month or more. The longest recorded case? An Iowa farmer had hiccups continually for 69 years and nine months, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. In most cases, persistent hiccups (two days or more) and intractable hiccups (a month or more) are...
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Too Much Screen Time May Pile on the Pounds

Tweet Pediatric Focal Onset Seizures By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, making it more likely they’ll become overweight or obese, a new review claims. The average 8- to 18-year-old spends more than seven hours a day fixated on a screen, whether it’s...
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Better Blood Test May Spot Heart Attack Faster

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms. The test is a more sensitive version of one that emergency physicians have been using. It detects a protein called troponin, which is...
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Women With Heart Attack Do Better If Doc is Female

Tweet By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women are significantly more likely to survive a heart attack if their emergency physician is a woman, new research reveals. The finding comes from a study of two decades of data on almost 582,000 heart attack patients admitted to hospitals across the state of Florida between 1991 and 2010. And...
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