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Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes

Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes

A combination of powerful tools has helped scientists identify two new genes that could contribute to osteoporosis through their effect on bone density. The finding could lead to better treatments for the bone-weakening disease. It may soon be possible to predict osteoporosis before it develops. The study, by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia […]

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More evidence links weight gain to meal times

More evidence links weight gain to meal times

A recent small-scale study adds to the growing evidence of an association between eating later in the day and weight gain. Using unique tracking methods, the researchers add more detail to the theory. A recent study looks again at meal times and obesity. As adult obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, finding […]

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The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise

The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise

Researchers are finding new evidence that exercise — even low-intensity, casual physical activity — can boost brain health in the short- and long-term. Frequent but leisurely exercise can boost brain health. Evidence that exercise can benefit the brain and help maintain cognitive function — including memory — is accumulating. One study, for instance, suggests that […]

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Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing

Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing

A new study on the effects of vitamin D found that too much may lead to slower reaction times and increase the risk of falling among older people. Vitamin D is vital, but too much may increase certain risks. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Without […]

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Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

Affordable Care Act Brought Big Benefits to Women: Study

Latest Women’s Health News FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More American women had health insurance and access to care after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully in place in 2014, and poorest women benefited most, according to a new report. For the study, researchers examined U.S. National Health Interview Survey data on […]

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armodafinil (Nuvigil)

armodafinil (Nuvigil)

What is armodafinil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Armodafinil is an oral drug that is used to promote wakefulness. It is similar to modafinil (Provigil). Like amphetamines, armodafinil promotes wakefulness by stimuatIng the brain; however, the exact mechanism of action of armodafinil is unknown. Armodafinil may work by increasing the amount of […]

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tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)

tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)

What is tea tree oil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tea tree oil is topical antiseptic. It contains Terpinen-4-ol, which has antifungal and antimicrobial properties. What brand names are available for tea tree oil? Melaleuca oil Is tea tree oil available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for […]

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis

REFERENCES: Alwan, W., and F.O. Nestle. “Pathogenesis and Treatment of Psoriasis: Exploiting Pathophysiological Pathways for Precision Medicine.” Clin Exp Rheumatol 33 (Suppl. 93): S2-S6. Arndt, Kenneth A., eds., et al. “Topical Therapies for Psoriasis.” Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 35.2S Mar. 2016: S35-S46. Benhadou, Fairda, Dillon Mintoff, and Véronique del Marmol. “Psoriasis: Keratinocytes or […]

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Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility

Science Finds a Way for Transgender Males to Maintain Fertility

Latest Sexual Health News SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People transitioning female to male face issues around future fertility. But new research suggests children in the future are a real possibility for these transgender men. Now, research shows that transgender men can remain fertile after even one year of testosterone treatment. It’s common […]

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Health Tip: Biking Safely

Health Tip: Biking Safely

(HealthDay News) — Biking is a great way to stay in shape, save gas and reduce pollution. But the estimated 80 million cyclists sharing the road with vehicles often face a host of hazards, says the National Safety Council. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To stay safe, the NSC recommends: Become familiar with traffic laws. […]