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Grief, Divorce Can Really Tax the Heart

Grief, Divorce Can Really Tax the Heart

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For some people, the stress of dealing with a particularly rough patch in life or trauma may also strain the heart, a large new study suggests. The research, based on over 1.6 million Swedish adults, found that those diagnosed with […]

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Hospital Privacy Curtains Could Be Breeding Ground for Germs

Hospital Privacy Curtains Could Be Breeding Ground for Germs

Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Privacy curtains in hospital rooms might offer patients some personal dignity, but they can also harbor dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria. That’s the claim of a new study where researchers took more than 1,500 samples from privacy curtains in 625 rooms at six skilled nursing facilities […]

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Faith-Based Fitness Programs: What’s in It for You?

Faith-Based Fitness Programs: What’s in It for You?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Faith-based fitness is on the rise, according to trend-watchers at the American Council on Exercise, with many churches, mosques, synagogues and temples developing programs that promote health and wellness. From exercise classes to nutrition advice and health coaching, congregants […]

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Just a Little More Exercise Can Add Years to Your Life

Just a Little More Exercise Can Add Years to Your Life

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No matter your fitness level, adding just a little more exercise may prolong your life, new research suggests. “People think they have to start going to the gym and exercising hard to get fitter,” said researcher Elin Ekblom-Bak, from the Swedish School of […]

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Itchy Skin Common Alongside Kidney Disease

Itchy Skin Common Alongside Kidney Disease

Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Itchy skin can make you miserable. And it’s a common problem for many people with chronic kidney disease, even those not on dialysis, a new study finds. “One of the main goals of managing chronic disease is alleviating symptoms; however, this is only possible when […]

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Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC

Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although many people believe the herbal drug kratom to be harmless, new research has found that, in an 18-month period, 91 Americans lost their lives to fatal overdoses in which the drug was a contributing factor. In seven of those […]

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Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy

Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy

Pregnancy is perhaps the best-known cause of morning sickness, but there are many other causes. These include low blood sugar and dehydration. Many people experience nausea in the morning. Sometimes, it is only a temporary problem, but morning nausea can also be a chronic condition. Many conditions, ranging from benign to very serious, may cause […]

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Top 5 foods for hair growth

Top 5 foods for hair growth

Diet plays an important role in keeping the skin and hair healthy. The foods people eat have an impact on the growth, strength, and volume of their hair. Hair grows from the roots, so the key to healthy hair growth lies in improving the health of the scalp and hair follicles. This article looks at […]

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How marijuana affects the body

How marijuana affects the body

Marijuana is the dried and ground up or shredded parts of the cannabis plant. Nearly all parts of the plant make up marijuana, including the leaves, stem, flowers, and seeds. As with other medications and procedures, marijuana use can potentially bring both positive and negative effects. Many of marijuana’s effects are short-term, meaning that they […]