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Hot Water Soak May Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation

Hot Water Soak May Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could soaking in hot water followed by light exercise work as well on peripheral artery disease (PAD) as a longer bout of exercise does? The authors of a new study suggest it could, but some PAD experts aren’t convinced. Peripheral artery […]

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FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death

FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death

Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fecal transplants — transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised “microbiome” — is an increasingly used new treatment for a variety of ills. But on Thursday federal health officials announced that a patient died after such a procedure, […]

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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

What are other complications of ADPKD? ADPKD complications, or problems, can affect many systems in your body besides your kidneys. Researchers have not found a link between PKD and kidney cancer. You may see some ADPKD complications right away. Other complications may not appear for many years, depending on whether you have the PKD1 or […]

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How Much Fat Do You Really Need?

How Much Fat Do You Really Need?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With all the attention that the very high-fat Keto diet is getting, you might be wondering how much fat is healthy and how much your body really needs every day to thrive. First, know that some fat is […]

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Hemoglobin A1c Test (HbA1c, A1c, Hb1c)

Hemoglobin A1c Test (HbA1c, A1c, Hb1c)

Hemoglobin A1c definition and facts Hemoglobin A1c Levels and Ranges Hemoglobin A1c is a protein on the surface of red blood cells that sugar molecules stick to, usually for the life of the red blood cell (about three months). The higher the level of glucose in the blood, the higher the level of hemoglobin A1c […]

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Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life

Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life

New research in mice uncovers a previously unknown “pathway toward healthy aging.” A circulating protein from the blood of young mice led to health improvements and visible signs of rejuvenation when researchers gave it to aging mice. Scientists have found an enzyme that might have antiaging properties in humans as it does in mice. As […]

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Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplements may not prevent type 2 diabetes

A large new study has examined the effects of vitamin D on a diverse group of adults and found no evidence that this supplement can prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D supplements don’t do much to prevent type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin; it builds and maintains healthy bones. Our bodies produce […]

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Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

“Medical reversal” is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices are ineffective or misguided. New research reveals that there are currently almost 400 medical reversals. A new meta-analysis finds that almost 400 medical practices may not be effective. Medical reversals occur when new clinical research […]

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How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis

How a lethal toxin might help in the opioid crisis

With the opioid crisis in the spotlight, scientists are searching for new ways to tackle pain. One group has turned its attention to a lethal toxin that occurs naturally in some marine creatures. The latest study in rats provides encouraging results. A number of marine animals contain tetrodotoxin, including the blue-ringed octopus. Opioids are a […]