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How can a vegan diet improve your health?

How can a vegan diet improve your health?

In a recent study, researchers have compared the effects of a plant-based meal with those of a meal that includes animal-derived products on a person’s health. The study concludes that vegan meals may help a person stay healthy and manage weight gain. New research shows how plant-based meals contribute to your health. In the United […]

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How does alcohol affect allergies?

How does alcohol affect allergies?

Alcohol has links with many potential health problems. These range from heart and liver damage to a greater risk of certain cancers. For some people, alcohol can also make allergy symptoms worse. People who experience discomfort, such as stomach cramps, hives, or other unusual symptoms, after drinking alcohol may have one of the following: allergic […]

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What causes gas pain during pregnancy?

What causes gas pain during pregnancy?

Women often have excess gas during pregnancy in addition to morning sickness and fatigue. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating, cramps, and abdominal pain. This article discusses the causes of gas in the different phases of pregnancy. We also cover treatments and home remedies for gas, and how to tell when abdominal pain is a cause […]

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Is fenugreek good for you?

Is fenugreek good for you?

Fenugreek is an herb in the same family as soy. People use its fresh and dried seeds, leaves, twigs, and roots as a spice, flavoring agent, and supplement. While more research is necessary, some studies show that fenugreek may have varied health benefits. Fenugreek may be able to help reduce the risk of: However, using […]

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Dementia: The worrying ‘rise of pseudomedicine’

Dementia: The worrying ‘rise of pseudomedicine’

An article, published in JAMA Network this month, attacks what it refers to as pseudomedicine. In particular, the authors are concerned that individuals with dementia and their families are being targeted. Is fear of dementia being used to sell pseudomedicine? Dementia is becoming increasingly prevalent as the population of the United States ages. Currently, 5.7 […]

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Schizophrenia: Restoring brain circuitry to improve symptoms

Schizophrenia: Restoring brain circuitry to improve symptoms

Researchers pin down the faulty brain circuitry that drives negative symptom severity in schizophrenia and look at noninvasive methods of targeting and “repairing” this breakdown. A new study identifies the brain network that drives the severity of negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental health condition with characteristic symptoms that include delusions and hallucinations. […]

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Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who vape might increase their odds of suffering a stroke, heart attack or heart disease, a new study suggests. Federal survey data revealed that compared with nonusers, people who use e-cigarettes have a: E-cigarette users also have a doubled rate […]

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Polar Vortex Brings Frostbite Danger: Protect Yourself

Polar Vortex Brings Frostbite Danger: Protect Yourself

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Minus 29 Fahrenheit in Fargo, minus 28 in Minneapolis, minus 13 in Des Moines. With potential record-setting low temperatures ahead for much of the nation, one expert warns that frostbite can quickly strike exposed skin. “With wind chills approaching the single digits and below zero, […]

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Health Tip: Avoid Winter Skin Rashes

Health Tip: Avoid Winter Skin Rashes

(HealthDay News) — Cold, dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your hands, triggering rashes, dry patches and irritation. Latest Skin News The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to prevent a rash on your hands: Wear task-appropriate gloves to protect your hands from harsh chemicals, such as dyes and detergents. Wear insulated gloves or […]

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Medical Scribes Could Help Improve ER Care

Medical Scribes Could Help Improve ER Care

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Using medical scribes in emergency departments is a smart way to increase the number of patients seen by doctors and reduce the time patients spend there, a new study indicates. Medical scribes do administrative tasks, such as documenting visits while a doctor evaluates […]