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Endometriosis: Are scientists making any headway?

Endometriosis: Are scientists making any headway?

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that causes debilitating pain and a heavy flow of one’s period, as well as many other symptoms that lower quality of life. This condition often requires regular surgical interventions, and it has no cure. Some researchers hope to find out more about it. Researchers hope that small steps will take […]

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How fasting may prevent obesity-related insulin resistance

How fasting may prevent obesity-related insulin resistance

New research adds to the mounting evidence that fasting may be helpful in the fight against obesity and its related conditions. By increasing certain proteins, the practice may protect against metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and liver disease, but the ‘timing of and duration between meals’ is key. Fasting from dawn to sunset for 30 days could […]

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Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds Than Men

Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds Than Men

Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some people with sleep apnea have an increased risk of cancer, and the odds may be higher for women than men, researchers say. “Recent studies have shown that low blood oxygen levels during the night and disrupted sleep, which are both common in [obstructive sleep […]

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Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous?

Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Interest in homemade sunscreens is hot, but many of these do-it-yourself brews lack effective sun protection, a new study warns. Researchers found that only about one-third of homemade sunscreens on the popular information-sharing website Pinterest specified how much sun protection factor […]

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Take a New View of Aging

Take a New View of Aging

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The way you view aging can affect how well you manage stress. Older people who see aging negatively have stronger (negative) emotional reactions to day-to-day stresses, while such events have little effect on the moods of adults who are more […]

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Older Dads’ Sperm Isn’t What It Used to Be

Older Dads’ Sperm Isn’t What It Used to Be

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Just because a guy can make babies later in life doesn’t mean it’s risk-free. The partners and children of men who become fathers at an older age are at increased risk for health problems, a new study finds. “While it is widely accepted that physiological […]

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FDA OKs First Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters

FDA OKs First Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News May 21, 2019 — The FDA on Monday approved the first nasal spray to treat frequent seizures that are separate from an epilepsy patient’s usual seizure pattern. Latest Neurology News There are an estimated 150,000 people in the United States with “uncontrolled epilepsy experience seizure clusters,” which can increase the […]

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Where’s the Best Place for Your Child’s Sports Physical Exam?

Where’s the Best Place for Your Child’s Sports Physical Exam?

Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Student athletes usually need a sports physical. And the best place for that exam is at their primary care doctor’s office, according to updated guidelines from leading U.S. medical experts. “Whenever possible, the sports physical should be performed in the primary care physician’s office, […]

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Cholesterol Levels Improving Among U.S. Kids

Cholesterol Levels Improving Among U.S. Kids

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite an epidemic of childhood obesity, the cholesterol levels of American kids have been improving over the past 20 years, a new study shows. Researchers found that since 1999, levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol among U.S. children and teens have […]

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Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought

Q Fever? A Bigger Threat to Humans Than Thought

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You’ve probably never heard of Q fever, but the bacterial disease may be sickening — and killing — more Americans than once believed, a new study suggests. Caused by a bacteria carried by livestock, Query (Q) fever is a rare […]