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Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?

Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy?

Many pregnant women take vitamin B-6 and Unisom to treat morning sickness. In the past, some people had concerns that this combination may harm the fetus. Morning sickness is very common during early pregnancy. Although people often refer to nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as “morning sickness,” it can actually happen at any time of […]

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Top 10 cold weather tips for psoriatic arthritis

Top 10 cold weather tips for psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis can flare up during the cold winter months. People can often relieve their symptoms with various remedies and lifestyle changes.Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) affects around 30 percent of people who have psoriasis. This type of arthritis can also occur in people without psoriasis. Cold weather can cause achy joints in many people, and those […]

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What is a hypnic jerk?

What is a hypnic jerk?

Hypnic jerks, which people also refer to as hypnagogic jerks or “sleep starts,” are involuntary muscle contractions that some people experience as they are falling asleep. Some hypnic jerks are mild and hardly noticeable. Others can be intense — anyone who has been close to falling asleep and then felt a sudden jerk that has […]

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Why does my ankle hurt?

Why does my ankle hurt?

A person’s ankle may hurt for many reasons, from minor injuries to chronic medical conditions such as arthritis.Ankle pain can stem from a variety of injuries to the bones, muscles, and soft tissue structures that support the ankle. Depending on the cause, the pain can feel like sharp, shooting pain, or a dull ache. People […]

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What to know about heart pacemakers

What to know about heart pacemakers

A pacemaker is a device that helps keep the heart beating regularly. It can represent a life-changing treatment for heart conditions such as arrhythmias, which involve the heart beating irregularly. Inserting a pacemaker into the chest requires minor surgery. The procedure is generally safe, but there are some risks, such as injury around the site […]

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Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know

Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know

Being overweight can make a person more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis or make its symptoms worse. Taking medications and losing weight can improve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of inflammatory arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop this condition. People without […]

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New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack

New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack

An experimental drug has shown great promise in limiting the damage that a heart attack can inflict on the heart. It targets a protein that plays a central role in the death of heart muscle cells. New experiments in mice find that a small molecule can restrict the damage to heart muscle that a heart […]

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Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk?

Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk?

Many people worldwide have type 2 diabetes, a metabolic condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels. Experts already know that lack of physical activity can contribute to the risk of diabetes, but what type of exercise might lower it? Building up muscle strength could help lower diabetes risk, new findings suggest. […]

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Vascular risk factors tied to brain health

Vascular risk factors tied to brain health

New research uncovers a host of vascular risk factors that may affect the health of our brains as we get older. New research finds that some risk factors that affect the health of our blood vessels can also influence the health of our brains into old age. It is no secret that the global population […]

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Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s?

Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s?

The majority of people with sleep apnea do not receive a diagnosis. However, brain scans have revealed that there may be an association between this condition and a form of dementia. There may be an association between sleep apnea and dementia, according to a recent study. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), an […]