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What causes an abnormal EKG result?

What causes an abnormal EKG result?

An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is a simple test that doctors use to measure the electrical activity of the heart. This helps them look for underlying heart conditions. Sometimes, an abnormal EKG reading is actually just a normal variation in a person’s heart rhythm. In other cases, it may be due to an underlying condition of […]

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Ritalin vs. Adderall: What’s the difference?

Ritalin vs. Adderall: What’s the difference?

Ritalin and Adderall can help treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Doctors also sometimes prescribe these medications to people with narcolepsy. Ritalin and Adderall are the brand names for two different types of stimulant medication. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), stimulants work by increasing the chemicals in a person’s brain […]

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What to eat on a high-protein diet

What to eat on a high-protein diet

People looking to lose weight often decide to adopt a high-protein diet. Eating protein helps a person feel full, which can lead to them eating fewer calories overall. High-protein diets typically include large quantities of protein and only a small amount of carbohydrate. Most people can follow a high-protein diet by eating meat, fish, dairy […]

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What to know about naproxen

What to know about naproxen

People usually use the drug naproxen to relieve pain and swelling, but it can also help treat fever.Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen is available by prescription, or people can purchase lower-strengths forms over the counter. In this article, we provide an overview of naproxen, including how it works, its uses, and the […]

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What are the health benefits of mineral water?

What are the health benefits of mineral water?

Mineral water comes from underground reservoirs. Unlike regular drinking water, mineral water does not undergo chemical processing.As the name suggests, mineral water contains high quantities of minerals, especially magnesium, calcium, and sodium. But is mineral water better than regular water, and what are its benefits? This article discusses some possible health benefits associated with drinking […]

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New HIV vaccine could expose latent virus and kill it

New HIV vaccine could expose latent virus and kill it

Antiretroviral therapy may soon be obsolete, as scientists have successfully used immune cells to kick the dormant form of HIV out of its hiding place and destroy it. The findings may soon lead to an HIV vaccine. New research brings us closer to an HIV vaccine that could eradicate it completely. According to recent estimates, […]

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Cancer: ‘Off-the-shelf’ stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

Cancer: ‘Off-the-shelf’ stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

In a first-of-its-kind trial in the United States, researchers are testing a stem cell-derived natural killer cell immunotherapy in people with incurable cancer. Natural killer cells can detect and destroy cancer cells. Cancer follows heart disease as the second biggest killer worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 606,880 people will die due to cancer […]

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Why do we empathize? Researchers take on new perspective

Why do we empathize? Researchers take on new perspective

Humans have a compulsion to simulate the activities and behaviors of others in their social group, but why is that? The findings of a new study may change the way that we understand empathy and phenomena of emotional and behavioral contagion. New research suggests a different way of looking at the evolution of empathy. Empathy […]

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Brain ‘Zap’ Might Rejuvenate Aging Memory

Brain ‘Zap’ Might Rejuvenate Aging Memory

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s common for folks to become less sharp as they age, taking a little longer to do math in their heads or work out a knotty problem. But scientists might have a potential solution. Brain stimulation using extremely weak electrical current […]