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What are the health benefits of wild yam?

What are the health benefits of wild yam?

Wild yam is a plant that people have used for centuries in alternative medicine. Potential medicinal uses for wild yam include the treatment of menopause symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and muscular cramps. There are various other names for wild yam, such as colic root, devil’s bones, rheumatism root, or China root. While there are over […]

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Health Tip: Traveling With a Disability

Health Tip: Traveling With a Disability

(HealthDay News) — Traveling with someone with a disability may seem daunting, but things are likely to go a lot smoother with some preparation. Latest Travel Health News AARP offers this advice: Contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at least 72 hours before departure to explain your loved one’s needs. The number is:855-787-2227. When you […]

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Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes

Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report that stimulating particular brain cells triggers hot flashes in mice — a discovery they hope will lead to better therapies for women going through menopause. Humans also have these brain cells, known as Kiss1 neurons, and the new study […]

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Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys

Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys

A new study, now published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, posits that people who are at a high risk of heart disease due to their excessive levels of cholesterol may soon have a safe and effective alternative treatment in gene editing. Gene editing may be the future of cholesterol-lowering treatment. Hypercholesterolemia, which is a cardiovascular […]

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Health Tip: Travel Tips For Women With Breast Prosthesis

Health Tip: Travel Tips For Women With Breast Prosthesis

(HealthDay News) — After a mastectomy, many women prefer to wear a prosthesis, in lieu of reconstructive surgery. Latest Travel Health News The prosthesis often is made of silicone gel or foam, and will be placed inside a bra or directly on a woman’s chest. Sometimes. a prosthesis can pose difficulties when traveling by plane. […]

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Ear Tubes

Ear Tubes

What are the general instructions and follow-up care? An appointment for a follow-up ear check-up is usually arranged 14 to 28 days after the procedure. At this visit, the position and function of the tubes will be assessed. Usually, eardrops will be given to you the day of surgery. The surgeon will often place the […]

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Cost Keeps Many Americans From Getting Hearing Aids

Cost Keeps Many Americans From Getting Hearing Aids

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A hearing aid can set you back as much as $7,000, and that’s the main reason more Americans don’t use one, a new study finds. The report also suggests that many people are too embarrassed to wear one. No matter the […]

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How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?

How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?

Lower back spasms can be annoying and painful, but they are treatable. Certain remedies and lifestyle changes can help reduce the pain and frequency of back spasms. Lower back spasms can happen suddenly, causing intense and even debilitating pain. Often caused by a recent physical injury, they are more likely to occur when a person […]

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MS: Solvent exposure raises risk by 50 percent

MS: Solvent exposure raises risk by 50 percent

A new study cautions that exposure to paint, varnish, and other solvents dramatically increases the risk of multiple sclerosis for people who may already have a family member living with the condition. People genetically predisposed to MS should avoid any unneccessary exposure to solvents. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that is thought […]