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Packaged Caesar Salad Suspected as Possible Source in E. coli Outbreak

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A brand of packaged Caesar salad is an early suspect in an outbreak of E. coli that's sickened 17 people in eight state...

Heart Disease Took Big Toll in Counties Hardest Hit by Recession

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. counties hit hardest by the recession of 2008-2009 had a larger increase in heart disease deaths among middle-aged...

Ultrasound May Ease Common Form of Hand Tremor

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment that delivers ultrasound waves to the brain may bring lasting relief to some people with debilitating hand ...

Using Psychedelic Brew 'Like Dreaming With Your Eyes Open': Study

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An ingredient in the psychedelic brew ayahuasca causes "waking dreams" by significantly changing brain activity, a new ...

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to b...

Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the...

Gunshot Survivors May Struggle With Emotional Aftermath for Years

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even years after a gunshot wound heals, shooting survivors may be at greater risk of alcohol abuse, drug abuse and unem...

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids might benefit...

AHA News: Eating Mindfully Through the Holidays – and All Year

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Slow down before plowing through the holiday hors d'oeuvres or finishing off that overfilled plate of ...

AHA News: HIV Could Increase Risk of Death From Heart Failure

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- After a heart failure diagnosis, people who are HIV-positive are more likely to be hospitalized or die...

It's Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not uncommon for a woman's sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren't the only reason she might not be in...

Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients' Health

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room visits for high blood pressure surged following last year's recall of the popular heart drug valsartan, ...

Study Spots Ties Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Diseases

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk for rheumatoid arthriti...

Health Highlights: Nov.20, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Nominee to Lead FDA Evades...

Health Tip: Preventing and Treating Chickenpox

(HealthDay News) -- The chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Health Tip: Identifying Melanoma

(HealthDay News) -- About 75 percent of melanomas emerge as new spots that appear in normal skin, says DermNet New Zealand. Because melanoma can quickly become life...