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What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a type of neurodevelopmental disorder. Although people typically associate this condition with children, it often persists into adulthood. Symptoms include disorganization, restlessness, and an inability to focus. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 60 percent of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States […]

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What are the health benefits of jackfruit?

What are the health benefits of jackfruit?

Jackfruit is a healthful source of vitamin C and other essential nutrients, and research suggests that it may provide a number of health benefits. Jackfruit is a tropical tree fruit native to southwest India. It belongs to the Moraceae plant family, which also includes mulberries, figs, and breadfruit. A jackfruit is large, with thick, yellow […]

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What to know about smoking and ulcerative colitis

What to know about smoking and ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the lining of the colon and covers it in small sores. This can result in diarrhea, abdominal pain, and extreme tiredness. Smoking is never a healthful choice, but compared with people who have never smoked, people who do currently smoke may be less likely to develop ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis […]

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The best ways to get rid of acne scars

The best ways to get rid of acne scars

Acne breakouts can be frustrating, and they can also leave scars on the face and other areas of the body. Some people find that acne scars are an unwanted reminder of a painful and bothersome condition. However, acne scars do not have to be permanent, as some home remedies and medical treatments can help get […]

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Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes

Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes

A combination of powerful tools has helped scientists identify two new genes that could contribute to osteoporosis through their effect on bone density. The finding could lead to better treatments for the bone-weakening disease. It may soon be possible to predict osteoporosis before it develops. The study, by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia […]

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More evidence links weight gain to meal times

More evidence links weight gain to meal times

A recent small-scale study adds to the growing evidence of an association between eating later in the day and weight gain. Using unique tracking methods, the researchers add more detail to the theory. A recent study looks again at meal times and obesity. As adult obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, finding […]

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The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise

The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise

Researchers are finding new evidence that exercise — even low-intensity, casual physical activity — can boost brain health in the short- and long-term. Frequent but leisurely exercise can boost brain health. Evidence that exercise can benefit the brain and help maintain cognitive function — including memory — is accumulating. One study, for instance, suggests that […]

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Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing

Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing

A new study on the effects of vitamin D found that too much may lead to slower reaction times and increase the risk of falling among older people. Vitamin D is vital, but too much may increase certain risks. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Without […]

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Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

Latest Women’s Health News FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More American women had health insurance and access to care after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully in place in 2014, and poorest women benefited most, according to a new report. For the study, researchers examined U.S. National Health Interview Survey data on […]

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armodafinil (Nuvigil)

armodafinil (Nuvigil)

What is armodafinil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Armodafinil is an oral drug that is used to promote wakefulness. It is similar to modafinil (Provigil). Like amphetamines, armodafinil promotes wakefulness by stimuatIng the brain; however, the exact mechanism of action of armodafinil is unknown. Armodafinil may work by increasing the amount of […]