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Chinese restaurant syndrome: What you need to know

Chinese restaurant syndrome: What you need to know

Some people experience symptoms, such as headaches and sweating, after eating in Chinese restaurants. The medical community once called this group of symptoms Chinese restaurant syndrome. Doctors now call it MSG symptom complex. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that enhances flavor. It is commonly used in restaurants and pre-packaged foods. While there are […]

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Why do I get heart palpitations after I eat?

Why do I get heart palpitations after I eat?

Heart palpitations occur when the heart starts to beat faster, and they feel like a fluttering in the chest, neck, or throat. Palpitations can make people feel short of breath and anxious. If people experience heart palpitations after eating, the foods or beverages they have consumed recently may be responsible. Something in the diet might […]

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Five hot baths per week may be good for the heart

Five hot baths per week may be good for the heart

A new study shows that taking at least five hot baths every week can improve cardiovascular health for seniors. For those of us who enjoy indulging in hot baths, a new study has some good news. Several new studies have pointed to the health benefits of saunas. From slashing the risk of high blood pressure […]

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Six health benefits of safflower oil

Six health benefits of safflower oil

Research suggests that safflower oil may provide some health benefits, especially for blood sugar, cholesterol, and skin inflammation. Safflower oil is a popular cooking oil made from the seeds of the safflower plant. Some research suggests it may have some health benefits when used in the diet and on the skin. Safflower oil may be […]

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Targeting ‘microtubules’ could prevent heart failure

Targeting ‘microtubules’ could prevent heart failure

Researchers publish a study in the journal Nature Medicine that determined the cause of “stiff heart.” The findings could help to prevent future cases of heart failure. Microtubules (depicted here) may be key to the future treatment of heart failure. One of the most common causes of congestive heart failure is “stiff heart syndrome.” According […]

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?

Heart disease is one of the most common health problems that men face. By knowing some of the signs and symptoms of heart disease, they may be able to reduce their risk of developing serious complications, such as a heart attack. Heart disease is a term referring to a range of heart health issues. These […]

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Brain tingling sensation ‘ASMR’ may benefit health

Brain tingling sensation ‘ASMR’ may benefit health

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) describes the pleasurable tingling sensation that some people experience in response to stimulating videos, activities, or sounds. Now, new research suggests that ASMR lowers heart rate and improves overall health and well-being. ASMR is described as a ‘brain tingling’ sensation that starts at the crown of the head and then […]

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Marriage is good for the heart — literally

Marriage is good for the heart — literally

A new analysis of existing studies suggests that single, divorced, and widowed people are at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The authors suggest that healthcare providers consider marital status as an independent risk factor. Getting married may have hidden benefits for your heart health, a new study suggests. Heart disease continues to […]

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What to know about peripheral vascular disease

What to know about peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease is a disease that causes restricted blood flow to the arms, legs, or other body parts. It occurs when arteries or veins get narrower, become blocked, or spasm. If peripheral vascular disease (PVD) occurs only in the arteries, it is called peripheral artery disease (PAD). Most cases of PVD affect the arteries […]