A Better Clot-Buster Drug for Strokes?

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After a stroke, many patients are given the clot-busting intravenous drug alteplase, but another drug may be more effective, Australian researchers report. Among more than 200 stroke victims, TNKase (tenecteplase) was about twice as effective as alteplase in restoring blood flow to the brain, and it also resulted…

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The Paleo Diet: Fad or Not So Fad?

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The so-called “Paleo” diet, which cuts out a number of food groups to bring about weight loss, has been around for several years now and at first blush may sound like just another fad. But some recent scientific studies since the diet became popular have found that the…

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Hit-and-Run Deaths on the Rise

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hit-and-run deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2016, a new report shows. “Hit-and-run crashes in the United States are trending in the wrong direction,” said David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “Our analysis shows that hit-and-run crashes are a…

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HIV Drug Appears Safe During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drugs to prevent HIV-positive pregnant women from infecting their unborn babies appear safe and don’t raise the risk for premature birth or infant death, new research indicates. The U.S. scientists said their findings should ease worries among expectant mothers treated with antiviral regimens that contain the drug tenofovir…

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