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‘Zap’ Ear Clip May Ease A-Fib

‘Zap’ Ear Clip May Ease A-Fib

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Imagine if all it took to treat the heart condition atrial fibrillation was clipping a small device to your ear for an hour a day? That futuristic scenario could soon be a reality, according to a new study. In a small, […]

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Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in Hand

Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in Hand

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that is often coupled with depression, anxiety and even bipolar disease, schizophrenia and dementia, two new studies show. What is unclear, the researchers acknowledge, is which causes which. In the first study, Danish […]

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What to know about supplements for muscles

What to know about supplements for muscles

Muscle-building supplements can improve physical performance during resistance training and help stimulate muscle growth. Protein and creatine are two popular supplements that can have these effects.Resistance training, such as weightlifting, puts a high degree of strain on the muscles. Over time, the muscles adapt, becoming stronger and, typically, larger. Many muscle-building supplements are available for […]

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What’s the difference between Humalog and NovoLog?

What’s the difference between Humalog and NovoLog?

There are many different medications available to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. Two of the prescription medications available are Humalog and NovoLog. Humalog and NovoLog are two forms of fast-acting, injectable insulin. Doctors prescribe these drugs to help people with diabetes manage their blood glucose levels. The drugs work more quickly […]

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What can cause a bump on the back of the head?

What can cause a bump on the back of the head?

A bump on the back of the head has many possible causes, including injuries, cysts, fatty growths, inflamed hair follicles, and bone spurs. Bumps on this part of the body can be hard or soft, and they can vary in size. Injuries are a common cause of bumps and lumps on the back of the […]

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What to know about the Whole30 diet

What to know about the Whole30 diet

The Whole30 diet is a 30-day program that aims to remove certain groups of foods, which it claims may harm a person’s health. Most people should be able to tolerate the diet, though some people may want to avoid it for several reasons. Unlike many other diets, the Whole30 diet does not focus solely on […]

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Diabetic ketoacidosis: What to know

Diabetic ketoacidosis: What to know

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication of diabetes that occurs when the body breaks down fats too quickly. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs in people with diabetes when the body does not make or receive enough insulin. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms of DKA as well as the risk factors and treatment […]

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Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?

Can drinking mineral-rich water prevent hypertension?

Could adding calcium and magnesium to drinking water be a practical way to lower high blood pressure in people who live in areas where drinking water is deficient in these minerals? Could drinking higher-salinity water help lower blood pressure? A recent study has linked drinking water of higher salinity to lower blood pressure in people […]

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Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?

Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?

Our environment and lifestyle can affect the function of our genes without altering the genetic code. A review article summarizes research over the past decade showing how this contributes to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Does lifestyle affect how our genes behave? Nature versus nurture is a phrase with which many of us are familiar. […]