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Innovative patch may reduce muscle damage after a heart attack

Innovative patch may reduce muscle damage after a heart attack

A recent study in rats shows that an innovative patch prevented the stretching of the heart muscle common after a heart attack. An innovative new patch limits heart muscle damage after a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that provides the heart muscle with oxygen is significantly reduced or blocked. The […]

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Is drinking cold water bad for a person?

Is drinking cold water bad for a person?

Staying hydrated is vital for our health, but there is some debate about the best temperature for water to be when people drink it. Some advocates believe that drinking cold water can be bad for you. Consuming enough water every day is essential for supporting all bodily functions, including digestion and metabolism, getting rid of […]

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How to recognize and treat an infected wound

How to recognize and treat an infected wound

A wound infection occurs when germs, such as bacteria, grow within the damaged skin of a wound. Symptoms can include increasing pain, swelling, and redness. More severe infections may cause nausea, chills, or fever. A person may be able to treat minor wound infections at home. However, people with more severe or persistent wound infections […]

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What to know about Piaget’s stages of cognitive development

What to know about Piaget’s stages of cognitive development

Piaget’s stages are a theory of how a child’s cognition — meaning their knowledge and understanding about the world — develops between birth and adulthood. Jean Piaget was an early psychologist who specialized in child development from the 1920s onward. Piaget developed his theories by watching children and making notes about their progress. The core […]

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Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?

Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?

Scientists have identified biological changes in apparently normal airway tissue that could potentially predict the development of lung cancer. The changes alter gene and cell activity in the immune system. New research suggests that boosting the immune system could protect the lungs against cancer. A team from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts led […]

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This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes

This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes

Food additives are a mainstay of Western diets. New research shows how a commonly used anti-mold agent alters sugar metabolism and drives insulin resistance in mice and men. Does a common preservative in bread alter our metabolism? Obesity and type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic levels, with nearly 40 percent of adults in the United […]

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Study explores the neuroscience of overindulging

Study explores the neuroscience of overindulging

In a recent study in mice, scientists found a particular brain circuit that helps explain why it is so easy to overindulge in unhealthful foods. Researchers find a brain circuit in mice that plays a role in overindulging in high-calorie foods. There is a large bag of chips in our lap; we are not hungry, […]

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As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Measles cases in the United States have now reached 695 — the highest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Wednesday. Outbreaks are occurring across the country, often linked […]