Health&Fitness

Serious Genital Infection Linked To Certain Diabetes Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday a serious genital infection has been reported in patients taking a certain class of diabetes drugs, with one death and 11 others hospitalized. The warning pertains to a class of medicines called SGLT2 inhibitors, first approved in 2013 to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. The U.S. ...

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Natural Ways To Prevent Prostate Cancer

There is no single best way to prevent prostate cancer, but several natural methods can help. These include maintaining a healthful weight, exercising, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the type most common among American men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the majority, prostate cancer is not fatal. The American Cancer ...

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WHO Expects More Ebola Cases In Congo, Over 1,500 People Exposed

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that at least 1,500 people had been potentially exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region, where insecurity prevents aid workers from reaching some areas. But it expected more people to become infected and could not be sure that it had identified all chains by ...

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Blood Pressure Medication Recalled For Giving Cancer Instead

If you’re on a drug for high blood pressure or heart failure, it’s pretty likely that you’re doing your best to keep your body in working order. However, some patients with heart issues have recently found themselves trading one life-threatening condition with the risk of another. An FDA investigation has triggered a recall of over 50 different medications which contain ...

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Getting Too Little Sleep May ‘Age’ The Heart

Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of “excess heart age.” In a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, those who slept seven hours a night had the lowest heart risk on ...

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Even Light Drinking May Make Fatty Liver Disease Worse

People who have fatty liver disease that wasn’t caused by heavy drinking may still need to avoid alcohol if they want to prevent their liver damage from getting worse, a Korean study suggests. Most people have a little bit of fat in their liver, but fatty liver disease can be diagnosed when more than 5 percent of the liver by ...

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Sleeping For More Than 10 Hours Can Kill You

While everyone loves a lie in, those who do it often have a bigger chance of dying, experts have warned. A major study has found getting more than 10 hours of sleep a night increased the chances of death from stroke by 56% and heart disease by 49%. ALSO READ: Not having a good night’s sleep can leave you at risk ...

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Redeemed Church Partners Emzor, Pharmatex On Medical Outreach  

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, the Calvary Area Headquarters has partnered Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries and Pharmatex Industries to organise a medical outreach for residents of Oshodi and its environs last Saturday. The Pastor in Charge of The Calvary Area, Jeff Aganbi, said the medical outreach, aimed at providing free drugs, medical tests and free medical consultations to community members, ...

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Britain Moves To Legalize Medicinal Use Of Cannabis

Britain moved a step closer to legalizing the medicinal use of cannabis after a report concluded there are benefits for patients as the government reviews the rules to allow drugs derived from the banned plant. Professor Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said in the report there is conclusive evidence that cannabis can help people who suffer from chronic ...

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