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Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk

11/10/2018 WebMD Health 0

The two studies provide firm evidence that the omega 3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon, sardines or tuna can have a beneficial effect on heart health, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, …

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on the Personal

11/10/2018 WebMD Health 0

Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart d…

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Prozac No Help In Polio-Like Illness

11/09/2018 WebMD Health 0

Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Lab tests showed that fluoxetine had antiviral effects against a virus associated with the disorder, so some experts had suggested that the antidepressant might…

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Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds

11/09/2018 WebMD Health 0

Recurrent or chronic sore throat is the most common reason for getting a tonsillectomy. Evidence shows that the surgery results in modest, short-term reductions in recurring, severe sore throats in children aged 3 to 15, but not in those with milder sy…

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Mammograms Do Save Lives, Study Shows

11/09/2018 WebMD Health 0

People with breast cancer who took part in a breast cancer screening program had a 60 percent lower risk of dying from the disease in the 10 years after diagnosis, and a 47 percent lower risk 20 years after diagnosis, Swedish researchers report.