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Foot Stools Move Human Stool Along

Foot Stools Move Human Stool Along

Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A simple potty stool under your feet might help cure constipation, researchers say. “These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos and social media, but there was really no medical evidence to show whether or not they are effective,” said researcher Dr. Peter […]

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Wider Waistlines, Smaller Brains?

Wider Waistlines, Smaller Brains?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Obese people tend to show shrinkage in their brain tissue by middle age — especially if the extra pounds are concentrated in the belly, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 9,600 U.K. adults, found that […]

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Many Medical Marijuana Patients Drive While High

Many Medical Marijuana Patients Drive While High

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana may help the thousands of Americans who use it, but far too many of these folks are getting behind the wheel while high, new research shows. In a poll of medical marijuana patients in Michigan, more than half […]

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Health Tip: Nurture Your Emotional Health as a Cancer Patient

Health Tip: Nurture Your Emotional Health as a Cancer Patient

(HealthDay News) — If you have cancer, it is important to take care of your emotional health, too, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Cancer News A positive outlook has been linked to a lower risk of disease and injury, a better immune system, longer life and greater work productivity, the […]

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Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles

Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be at increased risk for the painful skin condition shingles, a new study finds. Experts say development of new vaccines might help prevent shingles in cancer patients. The study, of about 240,000 cancer patients in Australia from 2006 to 2015, […]

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Sleep Patterns May Offer Clues to Alzheimer’s

Sleep Patterns May Offer Clues to Alzheimer’s

Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Poor sleep is common among Alzheimer’s patients, and researchers say they’re beginning to understand why. Scientists studied 119 people aged 60 and older. Eighty percent had no thinking or memory problems, while the rest had only mild problems. The researchers found that participants with less […]

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What are the best nuts for diabetes?

What are the best nuts for diabetes?

Lifestyle has a significant impact on type 2 diabetes, with diet playing a major role. Nuts are a good source of nutrition, and they provide a range of health benefits. However, some nuts are better than others for people with diabetes. Around 30.3 million adults in the United States have a form of diabetes. A […]

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What does round ligament pain feel like?

What does round ligament pain feel like?

Most people describe round ligament pain as sharp, triggered by movement, and located deep within one or both sides of the lower abdomen or groin. Round ligament pain is a common pregnancy symptom, affecting between 10 and 30 percent of pregnant women. It can be uncomfortable but is harmless. Many women begin to experience it […]

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What is microneedling? Benefits and use

What is microneedling? Benefits and use

Microneedling is a method that some dermatologists use to treat different skin conditions. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild. Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including: wrinkles scarring acne alopecia skin pigmentation […]

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What to know about scalp infections

What to know about scalp infections

The scalp can become infected if fungus or bacteria enter the scalp through the hair follicles or damaged skin. Skin damage can result from common skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. Bacteria cause some common infections, such as folliculitis and impetigo. Others, such as ringworm, are fungal. Symptoms vary between infections, though most cause […]