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‘Intensive blood pressure management’ may preserve brain health

‘Intensive blood pressure management’ may preserve brain health

New research compares intensive blood pressure control with standard blood pressure management and finds that the former correlates with a lower chance of developing white matter lesions later in life. Managing your blood pressure ‘intensively’ may prevent brain damage later in life, new research suggests. Numerous large, cohort studies have linked midlife hypertension to mild […]

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Osteoporosis drugs may lower mortality risk by 34%

Osteoporosis drugs may lower mortality risk by 34%

New research has found a correlation between taking osteoporosis drugs and a lower risk of premature mortality. However, many people ignore their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking medication for bone health, the investigators note. Researchers have found an association between taking drugs for osteoporosis and a significantly lower death risk. Osteoporosis is an […]

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Unplugging From Social Media on Vacation? It’s Tough at First

Unplugging From Social Media on Vacation? It’s Tough at First

Latest Travel Health News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking a vacation from social media and digital technology while you travel can cause withdrawal symptoms, but a small study suggests you’ll come to enjoy the offline experience. The British study included 24 people. During their travels to 17 countries and regions, most unplugged […]

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Health Tip: Using Aloe Vera

Health Tip: Using Aloe Vera

(HealthDay News) — Aloe vera is a plant that has been widely used for its healing abilities, the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health says. Latest Skin News Topical aloe vera is likely to be safe and helpful for psoriasis and certain skin rashes, the center says. But the center warns against consuming […]

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deoxycholic acid (Kybella)

deoxycholic acid (Kybella)

What is deoxycholic acid (Kybella)? What is Kybella used for? Deoxycholic acid (Kybella) is an injectable medication used for reducing fat in the submental region of the face (below the chin). Deoxycholic acid destroys the cell membrane of fat cells causing fat cells to die. Reducing the number of fat cells reduces fat under the […]

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hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Perlane)

hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Perlane)

What is hyaluronic acid? What is hyaluronic acid used for? Restylane is a gel of hyaluronic acid produced by bacteria and used for treating facial wrinkles and folds. It is classified as a medical device. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is normally produced by the body; it is what gives skin its volume and […]

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All U.S. Adults Should Be Screened for Illicit Drug Use, National Panel Urges

All U.S. Adults Should Be Screened for Illicit Drug Use, National Panel Urges

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Amid an ongoing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse, a national panel on Tuesday advised that doctors routinely screen all adults for illicit drug use. That includes the misuse of prescribed medications, noted the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force […]

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Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that underscores the major role genetics plays in autism risk, researchers report they have identified 16 new genes linked to the developmental disorder. The investigators conducted genetic analyses of 2,300 people from nearly 500 families with at least two children with autism. […]

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Scans Reveal ‘Smoldering’ Spots in Brains Touched by MS

Scans Reveal ‘Smoldering’ Spots in Brains Touched by MS

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Smoldering” spots in the brains of multiple sclerosis patients may signal more aggressive and disabling forms of the disease, researchers report. Their finding may help test the effectiveness of new treatments for these types of MS. The investigators used specialized brain scans to examine the […]

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Concussed NFL Players Sidelined for Much Longer Nowadays

Concussed NFL Players Sidelined for Much Longer Nowadays

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The length of time that NFL players are sidelined after a concussion has tripled in the past two decades, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from the 2012-2015 pro football seasons. They found that the players who suffered a concussion returned to play an […]