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2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors routinely give an antibiotic before a cesarean-section, the surgical delivery of a baby, to prevent infection in the mother. But, a new study suggests that adding a second antibiotic can cut the risk of infection even more.

The researchers found that adding azithromycin to standard...

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High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure may affect the brains of some children and teens, a new study suggests.

Researchers assessed the cognitive (thinking) abilities of 150 youngsters. The kids were between the ages of 10 and 18 years. Half of the kids were newly diagnosed with high blood pressure, while the ...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • September 29, 2016
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Exercise May Not Lower Women's Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular workouts may cut a woman's chances for heart disease and certain cancers, but new research suggests they won't lower the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).

The new study "did not provide evidence to support" the notion that exercise lowers MS risk, said study author Kassandra Munger, o...

  • Mary Elizabeth Dallas
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  • September 29, 2016
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Could Prescribed NSAID Painkillers Raise Heart Failure Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription-strength ibuprofen, naproxen and other commonly used pain relievers may be tied to a higher risk of heart failure, researchers report.

Medicines like these fall into a category of painkillers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medications may ...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • September 29, 2016
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Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Work is progressing on developing a vaccine that can thwart the Zika virus, but it will take years to get one to market, experts warn.

Two rival vaccines for Zika have the best chance of becoming available for field testing by early next year, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. Na...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • September 28, 2016
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FDA Approves 1st 'Artificial Pancreas' for Type 1 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first automated insulin delivery system -- a so-called "artificial pancreas" -- for people with type 1 diabetes.

"This first-of-its-kind technology can provide people with type 1 diabetes greater freedom to live their lives wit...

  • Serena Gordon
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  • September 28, 2016
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