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Take It Outside! The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Take It Outside! The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve ever come home from a brisk walk feeling reinvigorated, you’re not alone. Research shows that this is just one of many benefits of exercising outdoors. Working out in a natural environment can also be more physically challenging, […]

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Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve pinpointed a possible culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), reporting that an overactive immune system might send the entire body into an overwhelming state of exhaustion. “For the first time, we have shown that people who are prone to develop a […]

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All you need to know about metoprolol

All you need to know about metoprolol

Metoprolol is a prescription drug that doctors may use to treat heart issues, such as high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure. The most common form is metoprolol succinate, which people can buy under the brand name Toprol-XL. Metoprolol may also refer to metoprolol tartrate, which has the brand name Lopressor. Metoprolol often causes […]

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Kava kava: Benefits and safety concerns

Kava kava: Benefits and safety concerns

Kava kava is an herbal remedy that some people use to relieve stress and anxiety and boost sleep. This plant extract has a calming, euphoric effect that some people compare with that of alcohol. Kava kava, or simply kava, has a long history of use in alternative medicine and traditional ceremonies. More recently, it has […]

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Recalled ‘weight history’ can predict heart failure risk

Recalled ‘weight history’ can predict heart failure risk

Asking older adults how much they weighed in the past can help to predict their risk of heart failure, according to recent research. New research found that asking seniors how much they weighed in their 20s and 40s accurately predicted heart failure risk. Ideally, doctors treating older people would have ready access to accurate weight […]

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Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body’s insulin production and blood sugar levels. New research, however, suggests that the scope of this condition may be broader than previously thought, as scientists find a link between type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline over 5 years. New research suggests that type 2 diabetes […]

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How does ART work?

How does ART work?

Antiretroviral therapy treats HIV by suppressing the virus’ activity in the body. For most people who take them, these medications are very effective at keeping HIV under control. Treatment helps to improve quality of life, and it can ensure that a person with HIV has a similar life expectancy to a person without the virus. […]

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What causes a loss of appetite?

What causes a loss of appetite?

Anyone can experience a loss of appetite and for many different reasons. People may have less of a desire to eat, lose interest in food, or feel nausea at the idea of eating. Alongside a loss of appetite, a person may also experience fatigue and weight loss if they are not eating enough food to […]

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Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Here’s some straight talk about the value of “the talk.” Fathers who talk with their teenage sons about condom use can help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, researchers say. Condoms are the only contraceptive method that can prevent pregnancy and the […]