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What to know about bone marrow transplants

What to know about bone marrow transplants

Bone marrow is soft, spongy tissue within some bones, including those in the hips and thighs. People with certain blood-related conditions benefit from a transplant that replaces damaged cells with healthy cells, possibly from a donor. Bone marrow transplants can be lifesaving for people with conditions such as lymphoma or leukemia, or when intensive cancer […]

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What are the health benefits of yerba maté tea?

What are the health benefits of yerba maté tea?

Yerba maté is a caffeinated tea made from the leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, a type of holly found in the South American rainforest. In addition to its distinct flavor, yerba maté is rich in vitamins, amino acids, and polyphenols, which are plant compounds that may improve health. The research on yerba maté tea’s health benefits […]

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New blood test marks progress in battle against sepsis

New blood test marks progress in battle against sepsis

A new blood test could save lives in the treatment of sepsis. It assesses five markers in the blood to predict who is at low, medium, and high risk of death. With this knowledge, doctors could start treating the serious condition much earlier and with more precision. Share on PinterestNew research details how a blood […]

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Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart

Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart

Driving can be very stressful, particularly if you are stuck in heavy traffic or are an inexperienced driver, and this stress will eventually take its toll on the heart. However, researchers now confirm that there is a simple fix for this problem: listening to the right music while driving. Share on PinterestIf we listen to […]

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Illiteracy may triple dementia risk

Illiteracy may triple dementia risk

New research suggests that not being able to read or write can raise the chances of developing dementia by two or three times. Share on PinterestNot being able to read or write may dramatically increase the risk of dementia, according to a new study. According to the United States Department of Education, 1 in 5 […]

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What to know about homemade enemas

What to know about homemade enemas

An enema is an injection of liquid containing various substances into the rectum. The goal is to loosen stuck stool and encourage a bowel movement. A doctor may recommend an enema to treat constipation when first-line treatments have not worked. Homemade and commercial enemas can cause adverse effects. Most doctors recommend using laxatives and dietary […]

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Specialists call for ‘aggressive’ measures against e-cigarettes

Specialists call for ‘aggressive’ measures against e-cigarettes

After uncovering a key mechanism that could explain how e-cigarettes harm the lungs, brain, and cardiovascular system, a team of researchers now calls for much stricter regulation of these electronic devices. Share on PinterestMore researchers are pressing for even tighter regulation of e-cigarettes, citing dangers to health. Electronic cigarettes — e-cigarettes, for short — were […]

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Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation

Spinal Cord Injury: Treatments and Rehabilitation

How Is Research Helping Spinal Cord Injury Patients? Can an injured spinal cord be rebuilt? This is the question that drives basic research in the field of spinal cord injury. As investigators try to understand the underlying biological mechanisms that either inhibit or promote new growth in the spinal cord, they are making surprising discoveries, […]