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Statins: Link to osteoporosis depends on dosage

Statins: Link to osteoporosis depends on dosage

New research suggests that there is a relationship between statin use and the chances of receiving a diagnosis of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones. It also proposes that the nature of the relationship depends on the dose of the cholesterol lowering drug. A new study has found that the link between statin risk and […]

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New reviews contradict previous guidelines around red meat consumption

New reviews contradict previous guidelines around red meat consumption

New guidelines based on five reviews of existing evidence have recently made the headlines for suggesting that people could go on eating red meat — processed and unprocessed — without fearing ill health consequences. But how should we interpret these findings? A controversial new set of guidelines questions the evidence that eating red meat can […]

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Drug effects hidden by poor placebo reporting

Drug effects hidden by poor placebo reporting

A recent study concludes that medical research papers often do not describe placebos adequately. The authors believe that this could cause underreporting of harms and overreporting of benefits. A new study underlines the importance of explaining placebos more thoroughly. To find out whether a drug or medical intervention works, researchers must pit it against a […]

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Topical Corticosteroids

Topical Corticosteroids

IBS vs. IBD: Differences and Similarities IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) are both problems with the digestive tract (gastrointestinal or GI tract), but they are not the same disease. IBS is a functional disorder (a problem with the way the GI tract functions), and IBD is a disease that causes chronic […]

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Could the Female Orgasm Be a Happy Remnant of Evolution?

Could the Female Orgasm Be a Happy Remnant of Evolution?

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Have scientists solved the mystery of the female orgasm? As a team of researchers pointed out, during intercourse the male orgasm serves an obvious reproductive function: Without it, ejaculation can’t happen. But the reproductive role of female orgasm has been much less clear, because […]

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Many U.S. Seniors Are Going Hungry, Study Finds

Many U.S. Seniors Are Going Hungry, Study Finds

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Almost 1 in 10 U.S. seniors doesn’t have enough food to eat, a new study shows. And for those under 65 who qualify for Medicare because they’re disabled, 4 of 10 may be going hungry, the researchers added. “People are […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Backpack Injuries

Health Tip: Preventing Backpack Injuries

(HealthDay News) — Backpacks are a practical way for people to carry books and other supplies. They are designed to distribute the weight of these items among the body’s muscles, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. But when used incorrectly, backpacks can harm muscles and joints. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To prevent injury […]

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AHA News: First-Time Pregnancy Complications Could Mean High Blood Pressure Later

AHA News: First-Time Pregnancy Complications Could Mean High Blood Pressure Later

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Women who have complications during their first pregnancy are more likely to develop high blood pressure within seven years, according to new research. The study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, looked into whether problems during first pregnancies such […]

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Prilosec vs. Zantac

Prilosec vs. Zantac

What are the differences between Prilosec and Zantac? Prilosec (omeprazole) and Zantac (ranitidine) are used for the treatment of conditions such as ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) caused by stomach acid. Both drugs work in different ways to reduce stomach acid. Prilosec and Zantac are both available over-the-counter (OTC). Prilosec is a proton pump […]

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Paper Books Beat Tablets for Parent-Child Interactions, Study Finds

Paper Books Beat Tablets for Parent-Child Interactions, Study Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Parents seeking quality reading time with their toddlers would do well to choose an old-fashioned book over a newfangled e-reader, a new study argues. Parents and kids appear to have a better shared experience when they’re reading a book together […]