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Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?

Nature vs. nurture: What fuels obesity, diabetes?

Our environment and lifestyle can affect the function of our genes without altering the genetic code. A review article summarizes research over the past decade showing how this contributes to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Does lifestyle affect how our genes behave? Nature versus nurture is a phrase with which many of us are familiar. […]

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Health Tip: Treating Calluses at Home

Health Tip: Treating Calluses at Home

(HealthDay News) — Calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin. For healthy people, treatment is only necessary if a callus causes discomfort, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Skin News Mayo suggests how to treat calluses at home: Use over-the-counter pads. Soak the area in water. Moisturize your skin. Wear comfortable socks and shoes. For most people, […]

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Anger a Threat to Health in Old Age

Anger a Threat to Health in Old Age

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The loss of loved ones can hit the elderly particularly hard, but a new study suggests it’s anger, and not sadness, that may damage the aging body more. Anger can increase inflammation, which is linked with conditions such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis, […]

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New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome

New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tourette syndrome can be a nerve-wracking condition, but there are effective treatments for sufferers, a new American Academy of Neurology guideline says. Tourette is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood and causes involuntary vocalizations and repetitive movements known as tics. Accurate diagnosis, ongoing medical […]

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Metoprolol vs. diltiazem

Metoprolol vs. diltiazem

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

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Metoprolol vs. clonidine

Metoprolol vs. clonidine

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

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Health Tip: Safe Crafting for Kids

Health Tip: Safe Crafting for Kids

(HealthDay News) — Though arts and crafts are fun activities for children, safety precautions should still be followed, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Latest Healthy Kids News Safety rules when children are using art materials include: Keep food and drinks out of the art area. Adults should mix powdered and dusty materials. Wash […]