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How lack of sleep harms circulation

How lack of sleep harms circulation

Scientists have long been aware of the relationship between insufficient sleep and poor cardiovascular health. However, exactly how the lack of adequate sleep can harm circulation has remained unclear. A new study now uncovers some of the potential mechanisms. Sleeplessness impairs crucial mechanisms that keep cardiovascular problems at bay, shows a new study. Having a […]

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Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?

Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?

A recent paper describes how scientists set up a gym in a psychiatric inpatient unit to find out whether exercise could improve symptoms and general well-being in this challenging environment. A new study asks whether exercise could, at least partially, replace medication for psychiatric inpatients. Over recent years, there have been several investigations into the […]

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Rising Rx Drug Costs Continue to Create Tough Choices for Seniors

Rising Rx Drug Costs Continue to Create Tough Choices for Seniors

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A solid minority of senior citizens still struggles to afford their prescription medications, a new government report shows. About 5% of adults 65 and older don’t take their medication as prescribed to cut costs, according to survey data from the […]

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Health Tip: Avoid Distracted Driving

Health Tip: Avoid Distracted Driving

(HealthDay News) — Focus is extremely important while driving. Distractions can cause drivers of any skill level to make mistakes, says the American Association of Retired Persons. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To avoid distractions behind the wheel, AARP suggests: Secure your cargo. Restrain your pet. Never use your cell phone. Pre-set your favorite radio […]

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Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash

Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash

(HealthDay News) — Fruits or vegetables with a skin should always be washed before eating. But other foods shouldn’t be washed, says the United States Department of Agriculture. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Washing raw poultry, beef, pork, lamb or veal before cooking is not a good idea, the agency says. Bacteria in raw meat […]

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Fewer Deaths Tied to Dirty Air, But Threats Persist: Report

Fewer Deaths Tied to Dirty Air, But Threats Persist: Report

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Significant but uneven improvements in air quality have greatly reduced U.S. deaths related to air pollution over the past decade, a new study shows. But researchers are concerned that climate change and regulatory rollbacks under the Trump administration will […]

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Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

Nuplazid (pimavanserin)

What is Nuplazid (pimavanserin), and how is it used? Nuplazid is indicated for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. What are the side effects of Nuplazid (pimavanserin)? WARNING Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. Nuplazid is not approved for the […]