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Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s

Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s

An analysis of the health system records of more than 62 million people in the United States has found a link between appendix removal and raised risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Is there a link between having an appendectomy and developing Parkinson’s disease? The researchers compared data on people who had undergone an appendectomy, or […]

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Depression and constipation: What’s the link?

Depression and constipation: What’s the link?

Chronic constipation often accompanies depression. Using a mouse model, researchers investigated why this relationship might occur. They have also tested an experimental drug with encouraging results. Depression and constipation often go hand in hand. Over the years, scientists have found strong links between psychiatric disorders and an increased risk of constipation, particularly in older adults. […]

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Could a computer game help you cut down on sugar?

Could a computer game help you cut down on sugar?

Recent reports have suggested that people in the United States eat too much sugar, which can make them overweight and expose them to various health conditions. Yet an experimental computer game could help people curtail their sweet cravings, new research suggests. A new trial tests the effects of a game designed to help people reduce […]

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Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury

Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — All it takes is two hours of training to save a life after a severe head injury, researchers say. A new study reports that training first responders in emergency treatment guidelines for severe head injuries does improve chances of survival. The guidelines for pre-hospital care […]

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Is the County You Call Home a Potential Measles Hotspot?

Is the County You Call Home a Potential Measles Hotspot?

Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could a computer model pinpoint where measles outbreaks are likely to occur? That’s exactly what researchers did, accurately predicting some of the U.S. regions where measles might spread. Their predictions included counties in New York, Washington state and Oregon, where measles outbreaks are already […]

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Take Steps to Prevent a Stroke

Take Steps to Prevent a Stroke

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Strokes are common but not inevitable. There are ways you can reduce your risk, starting with your blood pressure. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of permanent disability, said Dr. Gary Bernardini, neurology chair at […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism?

Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana extracts appear to help children with autism, reducing their disruptive behavior while improving their social responsiveness, a new Israeli clinical trial reports. Kids treated with either a whole-plant cannabis extract or a pure combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and THC […]

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Health Tip: Benefits of Fitness Boxing

Health Tip: Benefits of Fitness Boxing

(HealthDay News) — Fitness boxing is a popular way for adults to stay fit. Latest Exercise & Fitness News Unlike regular boxing, fitness boxing does not involve sparring, so there is no risk of head trauma, says Harvard Medical School. Instead, participants throw punches at the air or at a punching bag. Harvard mentions these […]