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AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat Study

AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Latest High Blood Pressure News Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Incorporating pumpkin pulp or seeds into a healthy diet may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a new study using rats. The research, presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, compared the effect […]

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Health Tip: First Aid for Fainting

Health Tip: First Aid for Fainting

(HealthDay News) — Fainting occurs when the brain temporarily doesn’t receive enough blood, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Heart News Fainting may have no known medical cause, or it can be a sign of a serious disorder. Because of this, always treat fainting as a medical emergency, Mayo says. If someone faints, Mayo urges you to: […]

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Swimmer’s Ear (External Otitis)

Swimmer’s Ear (External Otitis)

Swimmer’s ear in adults and children definition and facts Swimmer’s Ear (Outer Ear Infection) Swimmer’s ear, or external otitis, is typically a bacterial infection of the skin of the outer ear canal. In contrast to a middle ear infection, swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer ear. Swimmer’s ear can occur in both acute […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is the treatment for iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome? Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury that causes inflammation. Initial treatment includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), may be helpful. Note that any over-the-counter medications can have potential side effects, as well as interactions […]

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Drink Coffee, Avoid Gallstones?

Drink Coffee, Avoid Gallstones?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To the many ways in which coffee seems to confer unexpected health benefits, add a lowered risk of painful gallstones. After tracking nearly 105,000 Danes for an average of eight years, researchers found that those who downed more than six cups […]