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Diabetes: Best diets for weight loss

Diabetes: Best diets for weight loss

For people with diabetes, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is essential. A healthy weight helps manage blood sugar levels and reduce the chances of additional complications, such as a stroke or heart attack. People with diabetes who want to lose weight must do so safely. Trying to lose weight too fast or being too […]

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Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s

Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s

An analysis of the health system records of more than 62 million people in the United States has found a link between appendix removal and raised risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Is there a link between having an appendectomy and developing Parkinson’s disease? The researchers compared data on people who had undergone an appendectomy, or […]

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Depression and constipation: What’s the link?

Depression and constipation: What’s the link?

Chronic constipation often accompanies depression. Using a mouse model, researchers investigated why this relationship might occur. They have also tested an experimental drug with encouraging results. Depression and constipation often go hand in hand. Over the years, scientists have found strong links between psychiatric disorders and an increased risk of constipation, particularly in older adults. […]

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Could a computer game help you cut down on sugar?

Could a computer game help you cut down on sugar?

Recent reports have suggested that people in the United States eat too much sugar, which can make them overweight and expose them to various health conditions. Yet an experimental computer game could help people curtail their sweet cravings, new research suggests. A new trial tests the effects of a game designed to help people reduce […]

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Health Tip: Insect Repellent Precautions

Health Tip: Insect Repellent Precautions

(HealthDay News) — Insect repellents can help prevent bug bites. But it’s important to take precautions when using them, says the City of New York. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Precautions include: Follow the manufacturer’s directions. Apply a light coat to exposed skin. Do not apply repellent to skin that is under clothing. Do not […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism?

Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana extracts appear to help children with autism, reducing their disruptive behavior while improving their social responsiveness, a new Israeli clinical trial reports. Kids treated with either a whole-plant cannabis extract or a pure combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and THC […]

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Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury

Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — All it takes is two hours of training to save a life after a severe head injury, researchers say. A new study reports that training first responders in emergency treatment guidelines for severe head injuries does improve chances of survival. The guidelines for pre-hospital care […]

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Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in Hand

Psoriasis, Mental Ills Can Go Hand in Hand

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that is often coupled with depression, anxiety and even bipolar disease, schizophrenia and dementia, two new studies show. What is unclear, the researchers acknowledge, is which causes which. In the first study, Danish […]

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Dengvaxia (dengue tetravalent vaccine, live)

Dengvaxia (dengue tetravalent vaccine, live)

What is Dengvaxia and how is it used? Dengvaxia (dengue tetravalent vaccine, live) is a vaccine indicated for the prevention of dengue disease caused by dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Dengvaxia is approved for use in individuals 9 through 16 years of age with laboratory-confirmed previous dengue infection and living in endemic […]