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Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million people in the US

Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million people in the US

A recent study suggests that sesame allergy is more widespread in the United States than previously thought. New research suggests that the number of people living with sesame allergy in the U.S. is much higher than previous estimates. Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, analyzed survey data from a nationally […]

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Could estrogen help treat Parkinson’s?

Could estrogen help treat Parkinson’s?

Researchers already knew that men and postmenopausal women have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than premenopausal women. Now, a recent study in mice concludes that estrogen may be responsible. The authors also hope that estrogen might form the basis of future treatments. Why does Parkinson’s affect more men than women? The answer may […]

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Why more depression treatments should include exercise

Why more depression treatments should include exercise

After assessing numerous specialist studies, a new review concludes that exercise can help to both prevent depression and treat its symptoms. However, current treatments for depression often fail to include this lifestyle adjustment, despite the strong evidence. A new review of the specialist literature emphasizes the need to add exercise to recommendations for the treatment […]

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Harmful hospital bacteria evolved ‘in response to modern diets’

Harmful hospital bacteria evolved ‘in response to modern diets’

Clostridioides difficile is a form of bacteria that typically infects patients in hospital environments after they have received antibiotic therapy that has upset the bacterial balance in their guts. New research explains how this bacterium is evolving and suggests new ways forward in prevention and therapy. C. diff. may have evolved in line with the […]

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pentosan (Elmiron)

pentosan (Elmiron)

What is pentosan, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Pentosan is a semi-synthetic (man-made) drug that resembles the anticoagulant (“blood thinner”) heparin and is used for treating the symptoms of interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis is a condition, usually of unknown cause, in which there is inflammation of the urinary bladder that most frequently […]

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Health Tip: Napping Do’s and Don’ts

Health Tip: Napping Do’s and Don’ts

(HealthDay News) — A nap can improve mood, performance and alertness, says Mayo Clinic. But sleeping at the wrong time or for too long can backfire. Latest Sleep News Mayo suggests the best way to nap: Keep naps between 10 and 20 minutes. Take naps in early afternoon. Nap in a quiet, dark place with […]

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Is a Chlamydia Vaccine on the Horizon?

Is a Chlamydia Vaccine on the Horizon?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia appears safe and potentially effective, an early trial suggests. The phase 1 study included 35 healthy women. Those who were given injections of two possible vaccines developed antibodies to the chlamydia bacteria, […]

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Health Tip: Living with Hypochondria

Health Tip: Living with Hypochondria

(HealthDay News) — Hypochondria is a preoccupation with physical health. People with the condition obsess on physical symptoms and take them as signs of serious illness, despite lack of medical evidence. Latest Mental Health News People with the condition do not purposely create these symptoms, says MedlinePlus. For those living with hypochondria, talk therapy can […]

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Protopic Ointment vs. Triamcinolone

Protopic Ointment vs. Triamcinolone

Protopic ointment vs. triamcinolone: What’s the difference? Protopic ointment (acrolimus) and triamcinolone are used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema). Triamcinolone is also used to relieve skin inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions and psoriasis. Protopic ointment is an immunosuppressive and triamcinolone is a corticosteroid. Side effects […]