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Bruising after a blood draw: What to know

Bruising after a blood draw: What to know

After a person has a blood draw, a bruise may appear. Bruising is not an uncommon occurrence, but it can be uncomfortable. In this article, we discuss why bruises may appear after a blood draw, when to see a doctor, and how to reduce the likelihood of a bruise occurring. When a healthcare professional draws […]

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What are the benefits of cold and hot showers?

What are the benefits of cold and hot showers?

People around the world have been using water therapy, or hydrotherapy, for centuries. The temperature of the water they use may have different benefits for health. Most studies into the health benefits of cold and hot water have used water immersion therapy. During water immersion therapy, a person immerses their body, or a part of […]

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Stroke: Smoking both traditional and e-cigarettes may raise risk

Stroke: Smoking both traditional and e-cigarettes may raise risk

A team at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, has uncovered another electronic cigarette health concern. This time, it relates to stroke risk. In recent years, the popularity of e-cigarettes has soared. A 2016 study found that 10.8 million adults in the United States were current e-cigarette users. It is common for people to switch from […]

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New study could ‘drastically’ change how we understand Parkinson’s

The hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are motor symptoms that include shaking hands and slowness of movement, but specialists still do not entirely understand what causes this disease. Newly published research may now overturn prevailing notions about key Parkinson’s mechanisms. Share on PinterestMotor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease may be due to brain changes that take […]

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How might bitter melon help treat cancer?

How might bitter melon help treat cancer?

Bitter melon, or bitter gourd, has served as a traditional Indian remedy for centuries. Recently, bitter melon extract supplements have been gaining popularity as an alternative medication for diabetes. Now, new research in mice seems to suggest that bitter melon extract may help fight cancer. Share on PinterestResearch in mouse models finds that bitter melon […]

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Testing hearing by looking at the eyes

Testing hearing by looking at the eyes

New research introduces an innovative hearing test that may help people who are unable to respond, such as babies or people who have had a stroke. The new test relies on measuring the dilation of an individual’s pupils. Share on PinterestMeasuring the dilation of a person’s pupil may indicate whether they can hear or not. […]

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Sciatica Exercises

Sciatica Exercises

Facts on sciatica exercises and stretches Certain exercises and stretches may provide some relief from sciatica pain. Sciatica describes the symptoms associated with inflammation of the sciatic nerve. These include pain in the low back radiating to the buttock or hip and then down the leg to the foot and toes. There may also be […]

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Sinus Headache Pain, Symptoms, Treatments, Remedies, and Cures

Source: iStock Sinus headache definition and facts Sinuses in the face are air the spaces that develop from the nasal passages and help with air humidification and mucus secretion. Inflammation of the sinuses may decrease the ability for the mucus to drain, increasing pressure within the sinuses, which can cause a sinus headache. Common causes […]

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Many Americans Sleep More in Winter

Many Americans Sleep More in Winter

Latest Sleep News SATURDAY, Jan. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Like the mighty grizzly bear that hibernates in winter, many people spend more time sleeping during this cold, dark season, a new survey reveals. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 34% of Americans say they sleep more in winter, compared with 10% […]