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Health Tip: Using an AED

Health Tip: Using an AED

(HealthDay News) — Automated external defibrillators can save lives during sudden cardiac arrest, says the Red Cross. Latest Heart News For children aged 8 or older and adults, bystanders can follow these AED steps after calling 9-1-1: Turn on the AED and follow the prompts. Open the person’s shirt and wipe the bare chest dry. […]

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Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back

Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you neglecting or even unaware of the muscles in your back? If so, you’re putting yourself at risk. The trapezius is the diamond-shaped muscle that runs from neck to middle back and from shoulder to shoulder across the […]

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Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mindlessly switching from your smartphone to other media devices and back again might lead to added pounds, scientists say. A small, new study found that heavy-duty media multitaskers also tended to be heavier, weight-wise. It’s possible that these […]

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Don’t Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns

Don’t Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Because of the danger of “serious harm” to patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising doctors not to suddenly stop patients from taking opioid painkillers, or drastically lower the dose. In a statement released Tuesday, the agency said it is adding a […]

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Vehicle Exhaust Drives Millions of New Asthma Cases Annually

Vehicle Exhaust Drives Millions of New Asthma Cases Annually

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Traffic pollution causes about 4 million new asthma cases in children worldwide each year, new research shows. Two-thirds of these kids live in urban areas, according to the study by researchers at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. “Our findings suggest that millions of new […]

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More Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Failures: Are Researchers on the Wrong Track?

More Alzheimer’s Drug Trial Failures: Are Researchers on the Wrong Track?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Amyloid beta has long been a prime suspect in Alzheimer’s disease, since abnormal levels of the protein form disruptive plaques between patients’ brain cells. But drug trials aimed at lowering amyloid levels have repeatedly failed to save people’s brains, and some […]

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What are the benefits of helichrysum essential oil?

What are the benefits of helichrysum essential oil?

Helichrysum is the Latin name for a flowering plant meaning “immortal” or “everlasting.” It grows wild in the Mediterranean region of southern Europe.Famous for its exotic, spicy scent, many perfume makers use helichrysum in their products. The flowers and leaves of helichrysum plants have additional uses in traditional medicine in Europe, particularly Italy, Spain, Portugal, […]

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Causes of a headache after crying

Causes of a headache after crying

Crying is the body’s natural response to emotions that can be mentally and physically draining. When a strong cry triggers a headache, there are steps a person can take to help alleviate the physical pain, even if the emotional pain remains. When crying hard enough, many people will experience: a runny nose bloodshot eyes swelling […]

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Dry nipples: Causes and treatment

Dry nipples: Causes and treatment

The nipples are a very sensitive part of the body. Dry nipples can cause discomfort and itching, but the causes are usually harmless.Both men and women can experience nipple issues. Depending on the cause, the nipples may feel itchy or sore, and the skin may appear cracked or flaky. Most causes of dry or itchy […]

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What to know about hamstring tendonitis

What to know about hamstring tendonitis

Tendonitis, or tendinitis, happens when a tendon either swells or sustains tiny tears. Tendonitis usually develops over time. For some people, however, it is a sudden injury. It is possible for tendonitis to get better with home treatment and gentle exercise, especially when people begin treatment early. Hamstring tendonitis is an injury to one or […]