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What are the benefits of marshmallow root?

What are the benefits of marshmallow root?

Marshmallow root, or Althaea officinalis, is a flowering plant that has played a role in herbal medicine for centuries. Many people use marshmallow root for various ailments, including coughs, skin irritation, and digestive problems, such as ulcers. It comes in the forms of a powder, capsule, tea, and cough syrup. Researchers have not yet thoroughly […]

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Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer

Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer

A worldwide study has identified gut bacteria that can boost the immune system’s ability to fight tumors. The finding should help improve and personalize immunotherapy treatments for cancer. Scientists find which gut bacteria help the immune system fight cancer. Immunotherapy is a general term for treatments that increase the body’s own ability to tackle disease. […]

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Mental health can impact memory decades later

Mental health can impact memory decades later

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Accumulated depression and anxiety can predict a person’s likelihood of developing memory problems. Scientists have already shown that depression and other mental health problems can affect […]

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Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook

Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook

New research finds a link between the ratio of two types of estrogen metabolites and the risk of mortality from any cause among women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer. New research adds another factor that may predict a person’s outlook after a breast cancer diagnosis. Approximately 1 in 8 women in the United […]

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Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there’s only downsides to it. Beyond having no proven benefits, douching can cause many health problems, including bacterial and yeast infections. And if you […]

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Pot During Pregnancy May Raise Child’s Psychosis Risk

Pot During Pregnancy May Raise Child’s Psychosis Risk

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children born to mothers who used marijuana during pregnancy may be at increased risk for psychosis, according to a new study. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis analyzed data from an ongoing nationwide study of child health and brain development. The analysis included nearly […]

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Mavenclad Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

Mavenclad Approved for Multiple Sclerosis

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mavenclad (cladribine) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. Latest Neurology News An agency news release said the drug is recommended for people who have had an inadequate response to, or are unable to tolerate, another […]