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Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

Recent research has uncovered a cell mechanism that could help explain why smoking, alcohol, and other modifiable factors could raise the risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis. Scientists find a cell mechanism that could explain why certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, increase the risk of osteoporosis. The mechanism spurs a cell type in […]

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Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

People with obesity are often likely to develop depression as well, but the mechanisms at play are still unclear. New research in mice may now explain what happens in the brains of individuals who have a high-fat diet. How might a high-fat diet impact mental health? Many studies — including one that Medical News Today […]

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Fibromyalgia: Is insulin resistance ‘the missing link?’

Fibromyalgia: Is insulin resistance ‘the missing link?’

Researchers have noticed that a drug that doctors commonly use to treat insulin resistance can also address the pain of fibromyalgia, which has provided them with a new clue about this chronic condition. Researchers have managed to diminish fibromyalgia-related pain using a drug for insulin resistance. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes abnormal pain […]

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Breakfast cereals: ‘Almost zero correlation’ between health claims and nutritional content

Breakfast cereals: ‘Almost zero correlation’ between health claims and nutritional content

Health claims that manufacturers make on food packaging might not match a product’s nutritional benefits, but people still make buying decisions based on these claims, researchers reveal. Do the claims on cereal boxes sway us? The nutritional facts and ingredients that appear on a product’s packaging aim to reveal what consumers want to know about […]

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Eat walnuts to lower blood pressure, new study suggests

Eat walnuts to lower blood pressure, new study suggests

A new study suggests that eating walnuts might help people at risk of cardiovascular disease to lower their blood pressure — that is, if they consume them as part of a diet low in saturated fats. Can eating walnuts reduce cardiovascular risk? The scientists, at Pennsylvania State University in State College, explain that their study […]

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Metoprolol vs. labetalol

Metoprolol vs. labetalol

Metoprolol vs. labetalol: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and labetalol are beta-blockers (beta-adrenergic blocking agents) used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Metoprolol is also used to treat heart pain (angina), congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, abnormal heart rhythms, and some neurologic conditions, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. […]

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Keeping Your Summer Fun on Sound Footing

Keeping Your Summer Fun on Sound Footing

Latest Skin News SUNDAY, May 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you’re exercising this summer, don’t forget to take care of your feet. “Foot health contributes to your overall health. From beginners to advanced athletes, proper foot care is important to keep your body healthy,” said Dr. John Giurini, chief of podiatric surgery at Beth […]

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Health Tip: Wellness for Older Adults

Health Tip: Wellness for Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — Living a healthy lifestyle can impact both your lifespan and quality of life, says the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Latest Senior Health News But regardless of your age, the NIDDK emphasizes that it is never too late to be good to your mind and body. The […]

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Do Doctors Give Better Care in the Morning?

Do Doctors Give Better Care in the Morning?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people do their best work in the morning, and new research suggests the same may hold true for doctors. The study, of nearly 53,000 primary care patients, found that doctors were more likely to order cancer screenings for […]