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Tension Headache (Symptoms, Relief, Causes, Treatment)

Tension Headache (Symptoms, Relief, Causes, Treatment)

Tension headache definition and facts Tension headache is the most common type of headache. Although the precise cause of tension headache is unknown, there are factors that seem to contribute to tension headaches, such as Different conditions may contribute to tension headaches such as vision problems or eye strain, overexertion, muscle strains caused by poor […]

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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A lifelong approach to lowering cholesterol, starting in some kids as young as 2, is the United States’ best bet to lower everyone’s risk of heart attack and stroke, according to updated guidelines released Saturday by the American Heart Association (AHA). […]

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Scientists confirm the role of ‘molecular switch’ in Parkinson’s disease

Scientists confirm the role of ‘molecular switch’ in Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have confirmed that a protective cell mechanism can be disrupted in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. The mechanism protects cells against damage caused by faulty mitochondria, the small power units that produce cells’ energy. Researchers confirm that in Parkinson’s, a faulty molecular switch triggers the degeneration of neurons. In the past week, […]

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7 benefits of rooibos tea

7 benefits of rooibos tea

Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) tea is a red herbal tea that comes from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, a plant native to South Africa. Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. Unfermented green rooibos tea is also available. Rooibos tea has a sweet, delicate, and earthy flavor. It […]

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What is a TENS unit and does it work?

What is a TENS unit and does it work?

A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a battery-operated device that some people use to treat pain. TENS units work by delivering small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person’s skin. These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the […]

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Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s?

Could singing relieve the symptoms of Parkinson’s?

According to a recent pilot study, singing therapy might reduce some of the difficult-to-treat motor and mood symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. There’s more to singing than meets the ear. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. Because Parkinson’s predominantly affects older adults, as the population of […]

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What happens during atrial fibrillation?

What happens during atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation or A-fib is a condition where the heart has an irregular rhythm. It is caused by a malfunction in the conduction of electricity in the upper chambers or atria of the heart. A range of conditions that can cause changes in the electrical conduction system of the heart or the muscle around it […]

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How does a doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?

How does a doctor diagnose atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a heart disorder that causes an irregular heart rhythm known as arrhythmia. It can often make the heart beat faster, which can reduce the blood supply to the rest of the body. Early diagnosis helps reduce the risk of severe complications, such as stroke or heart failure. A doctor may perform one […]

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What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm, also known as an arrhythmia. Blood flow from the top chambers of the heart to the bottom chambers varies from beat to beat, and the heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body efficiently. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that between 2.7 […]

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What are the types of atrial fibrillation?

What are the types of atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, that often causes the heart to beat at an abnormally fast rate. Doctors need to determine which type of atrial fibrillation a person has to choose the best treatment option for them. The three main types of atrial fibrillation (A-fib) are paroxysmal, persistent, and long-term […]