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What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?

What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?

Pain in the palm of the hand can affect a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Causes can include injuries, infections, and conditions that affect the nerves, blood vessels, or tissues inside the hands. In this article, we describe some possible causes of pain in the palm of the hand, along with other symptoms and […]

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How are raw honey and regular honey different?

How are raw honey and regular honey different?

Many people believe that raw honey provides more health benefits than regular honey. Is raw honey more healthful, and what are the differences?Honey is a sweet, syrupy, golden-colored liquid made by honeybees. Honeybees store honey in the beehive to use for food and nutrients. Raw honey comes directly from the hive while regular honey undergoes […]

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Could ‘mirror neurons’ explain brain mechanisms of empathy?

Could ‘mirror neurons’ explain brain mechanisms of empathy?

Scientists have pinpointed a group of cells in the brain whose activity could help explain the ability to share another’s pain. Why can we feel other people’s pain? A recent study in rats investigates. From imaging studies of human brains, it was already clear that a region called the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which is […]

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CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study

CPAP Brings Longer Life for Obese People With Sleep Apnea: Study

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask was tied to […]

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FDA Orders Label Warning on Alcohol Use With ‘Female Viagra’

FDA Orders Label Warning on Alcohol Use With ‘Female Viagra’

Latest Sexual Health News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A drug touted as a “female Viagra” can cause severe low blood pressure and fainting when used with alcohol, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. As a result, the agency has ordered the drug’s maker Sprout Pharmaceuticals to make a safety labeling change […]

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Caregiving May Not Be as Taxing to Your Health as Feared

Caregiving May Not Be as Taxing to Your Health as Feared

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being a family caregiver may not be as hazardous to your health as most people think, researchers say. Decades of research papers and media reports have warned that family caregivers are at risk for health declines. One suggested reason is that the stress of […]

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Health Tip: Horseback Trail Riding Safety

Health Tip: Horseback Trail Riding Safety

(HealthDay News) –Horseback trail riding is a fun, leisure activity for many Americans. However, it is important to follow rules for trail safety, says the Minnesota State Department of Natural Resources. Latest Prevention & Wellness News It encourages people to: Wear a helmet and appropriate footwear. If your horse kicks, tie a red ribbon in […]

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Electrical Implant Helps Brain-Damaged Woman

Electrical Implant Helps Brain-Damaged Woman

An electrical implant restored near-normal levels of brain function to a woman with long-term problems from a major brain injury nearly two decades ago, researchers say. Latest Neurology News The implant stimulates activity in key areas of the brain, The New York Times reported. The woman, in her early 40s, was a student when she […]

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Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists suspect that your gut microbiome — the mix of bacteria that inhabit your intestines — affects your health in many ways, but a surprising new finding suggests that a healthy microbiome may even ease the symptoms of autism. The small […]