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Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of infertility and type 2 diabetes, but little is known about its origins. Now, new research suggests a gene involved in male hormone production plays a big role in the disorder’s development. “We’re […]

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Health Tip: Chemical Peel

Health Tip: Chemical Peel

(HealthDay News) — A chemical peel can reduce signs of aging and treat a variety of skin conditions, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News Acne, discoloration, freckles and sun-damaged skin are some of the many conditions commonly treated with a peel. After treatment, patients often see smoother skin, a brighter complexion, a […]

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Morning Exercise Kick-Starts Seniors’ Brains

Morning Exercise Kick-Starts Seniors’ Brains

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Want a quick brain boost? A morning session of exercise and short walks throughout the day provide a number of brain benefits for older adults, a new study says. The findings show that people should avoid uninterrupted sitting to maintain good mental function throughout […]

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Could You Be Short on Vitamin B12?

Could You Be Short on Vitamin B12?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In the ABCs of vitamins, B12 is often overlooked. But it’s essential for the making of nerve and red blood cells, as well as DNA along with many other body processes. Adults and teens need just 2.4 micrograms a […]

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What Couples Considering IVF Need to Know

What Couples Considering IVF Need to Know

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In vitro fertilization (IVF) is widely used in the United States to help infertile couples have children. But there are a number of things people should know when considering it, an infertility specialist says. “Many factors … can affect the success of an IVF cycle, […]

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MS Patients Now Pay 20 Times More for Drugs Than a Decade Ago

MS Patients Now Pay 20 Times More for Drugs Than a Decade Ago

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson’s can be physically taxing conditions, but new research shows they exact a huge financial toll as well. Over a 12-year period, out-of-pocket costs for Americans with these illnesses jumped, with the biggest increase seen among people […]

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Treatments Targeting Social Behavior Hormone Show Promise With Autism

Treatments Targeting Social Behavior Hormone Show Promise With Autism

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hormone-based treatment might improve social function in people with autism, a pair of new clinical trials suggests. Both focused on vasopressin, a hormone that has been implicated in the brain’s ability to manage social behavior. In the first trial, vasopressin given […]

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‘Microbiome’ May Be Key to Autism Symptoms

‘Microbiome’ May Be Key to Autism Symptoms

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The belly-brain connection is gaining traction in autism research. And a new study suggests gut bacteria may play a role in the disorder or some of its symptoms. Although this research is in its infancy, it’s hoped that someday scientists might […]

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Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence)

Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence)

What causes intermittent abdominal bloating/distention? Excessive gas Excessive production of gas by bacteria is a common cause of intermittent abdominal distention and bloating. Theoretically bacteria can produce too much gas in three ways. First, the amount of gas that bacteria produce may vary from individual to individual. In other words, some individuals may have bacteria […]