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Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

A recent study concludes that just a relatively short course of acupuncture could significantly reduce some of the most unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Researchers put acupuncture to the test once again. Menopause typically begins in the sixth decade of life and continues for an average of 4–5 years. The symptoms of menopause can reduce overall […]

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This Japanese plant could hold the key to extended youth

This Japanese plant could hold the key to extended youth

In Japan, many have long believed that a plant called ashitaba is important in supporting a person’s health and well-being. Now, researchers are suggesting that a compound in this plant boosts cellular health and may prolong youth. Practitioners of traditional medicine in Japan have long touted ashitaba’s health benefits. New research suggests that they may […]

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Health Tip: Common Triggers for Acne

Health Tip: Common Triggers for Acne

(HealthDay News) — Acne forms when hair follicles are blocked by dead skin and oil. Bacteria then begin to grow and irritate the skin. Latest Skin News Pimples typically occur on the face but can also surface on the back, chest, neck and arms. The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these common triggers for […]

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Kaiser Permanente Med School to Offer Free Tuition

Kaiser Permanente Med School to Offer Free Tuition

WebMD Health News Feb. 20, 2019 — Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, in Pasadena, CA, will waive tuition for all 4 years for the school’s first five classes of students, the school announced Tuesday. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The private, nonprofit medical school, which is not affiliated with any university, has received initial accreditation […]

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U.S. Agencies Investigating Asbestos in Baby Powder

U.S. Agencies Investigating Asbestos in Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over possible asbestos contamination of the company’s baby powder and other talc-based products. Latest Prevention & Wellness News In a securities filing, the company said it was “cooperating with these government inquiries and will be producing documents […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Vitamin B12

Health Tip: Understanding Vitamin B12

(HealthDay News) — Vitamin B12 helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy, and assists in making DNA, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The agency provides this additional information: Vitamin B12 is naturally found in a wide range of animal foods and is added to some fortified […]

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Quad Marker Screening Test

Quad Marker Screening Test

What should you know about quad marker screening? What is the quad marker screening test? The quad marker screening test (quad screen) is a blood test administered in pregnancy, typically between the 15th and 20th weeks of gestation. Similar to the triple screen, the quad marker screen provides information about whether there is an increased […]

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Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Expectant mothers are susceptible to developing gallstones, but gallbladder removal surgery during pregnancy can be risky, researchers say. In a new study, researchers found that women who had their gallbladder removed during pregnancy were more likely to have a longer hospital stay and be readmitted […]