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Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link

Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link

Gut bacteria may contribute directly to the development of autism-like behaviors, according to the results of a new study in mice. Examining gut bacteria reveals new clues about autism. In their study, which features in the journal Cell, researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena built on the work of previous studies […]

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What to know about insulin and weight gain

What to know about insulin and weight gain

Insulin therapy, a common treatment for diabetes, can cause people to gain weight. People taking insulin can manage their weight with certain diet and lifestyle strategies. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the levels of glucose in the blood. Another name for this is blood sugar. The hormone works by helping the body’s cells to […]

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Gout: Why the stigma?

Gout: Why the stigma?

To some, gout sounds like a medieval condition consigned to the history books; the name has an almost comical ring to it. In reality, gout is incredibly painful and surprisingly common. Here, we ask why no one is talking about gout. People rarely discuss it, but gout can significantly affect quality of life. Gout is […]

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Why Some Kids With Eczema Are at Higher Allergy Risk

Why Some Kids With Eczema Are at Higher Allergy Risk

Latest Skin News FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A common type of skin bacteria may put young children with severe eczema at increased risk for food allergies, British researchers report. This type of bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, is found in the nose and skin of healthy people, but it’s more common in people with […]

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Health Tip: Wildlife Safety

Health Tip: Wildlife Safety

(HealthDay News) — Both national and local parks afford visitors excellent opportunities to see animals in their natural habitats. Latest Prevention & Wellness News But these situations come with risks and responsibilities. Wild animals can be dangerous and unpredictable, says the National Park Service. It urges park-goers to follow these guidelines: Observe wildlife from a […]

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Birth Control Pills vs. Condoms

Birth Control Pills vs. Condoms

How do you use birth control pills vs. condoms? Birth Control Pills Many of the birth control pills come in easy-to-use dispensers in which the day of the week or a consecutive number (1, 2, 3, etc.) is written on the dispenser with a corresponding tablet for each day or number. For example, some Ortho-Novum […]

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‘Controlled Burns’ Better for Kids’ Health Than Wildfires: Study

‘Controlled Burns’ Better for Kids’ Health Than Wildfires: Study

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recent forest fires in the western United States have put a spotlight on a fire-management approach called controlled burning. Health researchers are weighing in, too, saying controlled burns pose less of an air pollution risk to children than wildfires. Controlled, or prescribed, burns are […]