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18F-FDG PET Algorithm Allows Early Prediction of Alzheimer's

Fluorine 18 (18F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) of the brain can be used to develop a deep learning algorithm for early prediction of Alzheimer's disease (AD) that has high specificity and sensitivity, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in Radiology. Yiming Ding, from the University of California in San Francisco,...

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Health Highlights: Nov. 13, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: In-Home Services Coming for Seniors With Private Medicare Advantage Plans In-home services such as help with household chores and caregiver respite will be available to seniors with private Medicare Advantage plans in more than 20 states next year. A...

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Health Tip: Living With a Fungal Nail Infection

-- Fungal infections -- common in toenails and fingernails -- have typical symptoms including discoloration, a thick and brittle appearance, crumbly edges and a curled up or down shape. Since fungus thrives in moist places, sweaty socks and shoes provide a great environment for fungus. Such infections are more common after age 60, and among those with...

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FDA Approves Yupelri (revefenacin) for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

DUBLIN, Ireland, HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBPH) ("Theravance Biopharma") and Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) ("Mylan") today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the  New Drug Application (NDA) for Yupelri (revefenacin)...

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Health Tip: What Triggers Peptic Ulcers?

-- The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is a dull or burning pain in your stomach, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says. Pain typically is felt between your belly button and breast bone, most often when your stomach is empty. The pain tends to last for minutes to hours, and will come and go for days, weeks...

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Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetics With Heart Trouble: Study

People with both diabetes and multiple clogged heart arteries live longer if they undergo bypass surgery rather than have their blood vessels reopened with stents, according to follow-up results from a landmark clinical trial. Patients treated with coronary-artery bypass surgery survive about three years longer than those who have their blood vessels...

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5 Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber

Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower body weight. While women should aim for a minimum of 25 grams a day, and men 38 grams every day, only 5 percent of Americans get enough. Fruits and vegetables have some fiber, but the highest amounts...

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AHA: Could Your Race Determine Your Wait for a Donor Heart?

The wait for a heart transplant varies widely based on factors such as availability of donor hearts and blood type, but little is known about differences in wait times based on race and ethnicity. Now, preliminary research suggests African-American patients may experience longer wait times than other racial and ethnic groups. Who gets a donor heart...

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Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: Study

There's bad news for heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who'd like to stop taking their meds. Any progress they've seen on medication is likely to fade once they stop taking their heart drugs, new clinical trial results show. About 40 percent of a small group of patients wound up back on their medications after their heart function faltered,...

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AHA: PTSD Common Among Those Who Suffer Tear in the Aorta's Wall

The sharp and sudden pain from an aortic dissection, along with the emergency treatment that follows, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder years later, a new study finds. An aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition in which a tear in the wall of the aorta -- the major artery carrying blood out of the heart -- allows blood to rush between...

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When even colors hurt

Having battery acid poured on your brain; splitting your head in half with an ax; being in so much pain that colors hurt and the sun is too loud. These are all ways migraines have been described by people who endure them frequently, sometimes as often as three times a week. A migraine is not […]

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No Baby Plus No HIV

What if there was a device that could stop you from getting pregnant as well as protect you from HIV? Well, one day soon, there might be. Researchers are currently working on a vaginal ring that releases both levonorgestrel (a contraceptive hormone) and dapivirine (an antiviral effective against HIV) that can be left in place […]

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Vitamin D: Our most controversial vitamin?

Over the past two decades, we have learned a lot about vitamin D. For a start, it shouldn’t really be called a vitamin, because it isn’t. A vitamin is defined as “A compound that is vital for normal growth and nutrition that is required in small quantities in our diet because it is not made by […]

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