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IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising

IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising

Treatments that target inflammation directly don’t work for many people with inflammatory bowel disease. Now, new research suggests that blocking a protein involved in blood clotting could be a promising alternative. New research brings hope of a new treatment for people living with IBD. After studying genetic data from lots of people with inflammatory bowel […]

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What to know about genital warts in women

What to know about genital warts in women

Genital warts are a very common sexually transmitted infection. They can develop on or around the genitals and may appear as small bumps or fleshy growths. These warts result from infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). People who have the virus can pass it on through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Genital warts can cause […]

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Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts

Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts

When we sleep poorly, we may feel less inclined to participate in social activities. Now, researchers have found evidence that being sleep-deprived can not only make us less sociable, but it can also prevent our peers from seeking us out. Poor sleep can render us more unsociable and isolated, researchers warn. Sleep deprivation can contribute […]

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The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days

The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days

New research, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, finds that adhering to the Mediterranean diet for just 4 days is enough to boost exercise performance. Sticking to a mainly plant-based Mediterranean diet could do wonders for our ability to exercise. The Mediterranean diet offers a range of benefits, from cardioprotective effects […]

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azelastine (Astelin, Astepro)

What is azelastine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Azelastine is an antihistamine, a chemical that blocks the effects of histamine, another chemical that is responsible for some of the symptoms in allergic reactions. Azelastine is chemically different from other antihistamines and is used only as a nasal inhaler for the treatment of […]

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triazolam (Halcion)

triazolam (Halcion)

What is triazolam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Triazolam is a drug that is used to promote sleep in individuals who have difficulty sleeping (insomnia). It is in the benzodiazepine family of drugs, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), and others. Insomnia is […]

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Health Tip: Managing Insomnia

Health Tip: Managing Insomnia

(HealthDay News) — A good night’s sleep is important for physical and mental health. Latest Sleep News Long-lasting sleep problems can increase your risk of anxiety or depression, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. The NIH suggests these ways to manage insomnia: Talk to your doctor. Seek cognitive behavioral therapy or relaxation therapy. Set […]

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1 in 3 Young Adults Suffers From Loneliness in U.S.

1 in 3 Young Adults Suffers From Loneliness in U.S.

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For young adults, drugs and distracted driving are well-recognized health threats. Far less attention is paid to loneliness. But loneliness is common — and it is a particular problem for people aged 18 to 24, a new study suggests. “We […]