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What to know about femoral neuropathy

What to know about femoral neuropathy

Femoral neuropathy, or femoral nerve dysfunction, refers to any disorder that results from damage to the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body. It begins in the pelvis and separates into several smaller branches. These nerve branches control the movements of various leg muscles. The femoral nerve itself […]

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10 health benefits of dandelion

10 health benefits of dandelion

Contrary to popular belief, dandelions are not just pesky garden weeds. They may have some health benefits. In fact, people have used the plant to help treat ailments for several centuries. In this article, learn more about dandelion and 10 of its possible health benefits. We also cover how to use it and possible side […]

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Spirulina: Could eating these bacteria reduce blood pressure?

Spirulina: Could eating these bacteria reduce blood pressure?

According to a recent study, spirulina may help to reduce blood pressure. The researchers also identify the active compound that produces this benefit. Spirulina, which is available as a tablet, is widely used as a supplement. As the supplement movement shifts into top gear, researchers are examining a range of nutritional ingredients for their potential […]

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Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A ‘keeps the peace’

Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A ‘keeps the peace’

New findings about the role of vitamin A in mediating the relationship between gut bacteria and the immune system may prove “critical” for devising new therapies for autoimmune conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory diseases that affect the intestine. Carrots, butter, and cheese are some of the richest sources of vitamin […]

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New Acne Treatment Might Spring From Old One

New Acne Treatment Might Spring From Old One

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An old acne drug may hold the key to developing a new, safer treatment, a study suggests. Isotretinoin (Myorisan, formerly branded as Accutane), is a form of vitamin A, and has been prescribed for acne for decades. It works by reducing oil in the skin, […]

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Many Middle-Aged Americans Worried About Health Insurance: Poll

Many Middle-Aged Americans Worried About Health Insurance: Poll

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many middle-aged folks nearing retirement have serious concerns about their health insurance coverage, a new survey shows. Nearly half of people aged 50 to 64 say they have little or no confidence they’ll be able to afford health coverage once […]

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Will Cutting Out Booze for ‘Dry January’ Help Your Health?

Will Cutting Out Booze for ‘Dry January’ Help Your Health?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Dry January” is the self-improvement meme of the moment, with people around the world pledging to take a break from alcohol this month. “Basically, it’s a New Year’s resolution,” said Dr. Scott Krakower, assistant unit chief of psychiatry at […]

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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Depression After Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) — Some women react to the experience of pregnancy and childbirth with sadness, fear, anxiety and procrastination, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Pregnancy News The academy mentions these risk factors for developing depression during and after pregnancy: Hormonal changes. Personal or family history of depression. Feeling a lack of support from […]