Month: September 2019

Although alcohol has been popular for millennia, and dementia is increasingly prevalent, scientists are yet to understand the relationship between the two. A recent study sets out for answers. A new study looks at the relationship between dementia, alcohol, genes, and cognitive impairment. With dementia predicted to affect 13.9 million adults in the United States
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The safety and long term health effects of using electronic cigarettes or other vaping products are still not well known. In September 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an outbreak of a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and other vaping products. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update our content
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Digital pharmacy GoodRx is now helping patients do more than just price shop for prescription drugs, co-founder and co-CEO Doug Hirsch told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday. It’s going directly into the world of medical services by launching GoodRx Care, which allows people to see a board-certified physician for a number of conditions, starting at
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Alprazolam (Xanax) is a useful medication for certain mental health conditions. Xanax starts to work quickly, and it stays in the body long after the effects of one dose have worn off. Doctors often prescribe Xanax for generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder. It is one of the most widely used medications for these conditions,
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The company Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is announcing that they are withdrawing more batches of the common hypertension drug Losartan after discovering that they contained unacceptably high levels of a carcinogen in January of this year. The FDA have published an announcement that a drug company is withdrawing several lots of a common hypertension drug. Losartan
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Taurine is an organic compound known as an amino acid. Amino acids are the protein building blocks of the human body. Some experts believe taurine has health benefits, but researchers need to carry out more studies to confirm these claims. Today, manufacturers add taurine to infant formula, nutritional supplements, and energy drinks. Taurine also occurs
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A chemical imbalance in the brain occurs when a person has either too little or too much of certain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that pass information between nerve cells. Examples of neurotransmitters include serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. People sometimes call serotonin and dopamine the “happy hormones” because of the roles that they play
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Rashes are one of the most common skin problems for adults, children, and babies. Rashes have a variety of causes, including allergies, infections, and certain other diseases. Infectious rashes may be due to bacteria, fungi, or
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Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s, share a mechanism of brain cell damage that could offer a new target for treatment, according to new research in human cells and mice. A newly discovered mechanism of brain cell damage could hold the key to treating several neurodegenerative conditions. A recent Nature Neuroscience study describes how
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Emotional freedom technique (EFT), which people often refer to as EFT tapping, is an alternative therapy for anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and some other conditions. According to the developer of EFT, Gary Craig, tapping on different parts of the body helps balance energy and reduce physical and emotional pain. People can see an EFT
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Hot yoga differs from traditional yoga in many ways, including its emphasis on hot and humid conditions. There are many claims about the potential health benefits of hot yoga, but there is limited scientific support for some of them. In this article, learn what hot yoga is, its possible benefits, and the risks to consider
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Although stress is a natural part of life that tends to come and go, some people may find it difficult to calm down in stressful situations. If a person’s stress or anxiety levels become chronic or overwhelming, they may wish to speak to their doctor. There are also several steps that people can take to
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Peloton Cycle Source: Peloton Interactive Inc. At-home fitness company Peloton Interactive, Inc. on Wednesday priced its IPO at $29 a share, the top of its original range between $26 and $29. The offering raises $1.16 billion and values the digital fitness company at $8.1 billion. Peloton sold 40 million Class A shares, in line with
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Chickenpox can cause a range of symptoms in babies, including an itchy rash and changes in sleeping habits. The symptoms may be more severe than those in older children or adults because the immune system in babies is still developing. Although chickenpox often clears up on its own, it can cause serious symptoms in babies,
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People often pass pebble poop in small, hard, separate lumps. However, the stool can also appear as a solid piece that looks as though it consists of pebbles. Both types are a sign of constipation. Constipation is a common problem that most people experience from time to time. Chronic constipation can be painful, and it
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New research examines the consumption of onion and garlic among women in Puerto Rico and suggests that the vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating more onions and garlic could keep breast cancer at bay. Onions and garlic are part of the allium genus, along with leeks, chives, and hundreds of other
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The average weight of a 13-year-old can vary, depending on a number of factors. Puberty, for example, can significantly affect a child’s weight and appearance, and the timing of these changes is different for boys and girls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have set guidelines for healthy weight and body mass index
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