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Common food additive may impact gut bacteria, increase anxiety

Common food additive may impact gut bacteria, increase anxiety

A wide range of foods contain ingredients that we call emulsifiers. A new study in mice shows that these compounds can produce both physiological and behavioral changes. Bread and spreads commonly contain emulsifiers. Food additives have always generated a great deal of attention, and, rightly so, as they are all-pervasive, so we should scrutinize their […]

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Stool transplants from ‘super donors’ could be a cure-all

Stool transplants from ‘super donors’ could be a cure-all

New research suggests that stools from so-called “super donors” have such rich microbial diversity that using them for fecal transplants could cure conditions ranging from inflammatory bowel disease to Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. Scientists have found that stool samples from ‘super donors’ hold the potential for curing a wide range of conditions. Recently, a growing […]

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HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn’t Get It: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women — and may even offer some protection to those who don’t get it, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to evidence that the vaccine — […]

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A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You know about the value of exercise for heart health and for staying strong and independent as you age. There’s also proof that exercise keeps your body young physically as well as mentally. A British study involving cycling enthusiasts between […]

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Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

Latest Neurology News SUNDAY, Jan. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Boosting athletes’ neck strength in the off season might reduce their concussion risk in sports such as football and soccer, researchers say. This is among several recommendations from researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., who are looking to prevent these serious head injuries […]

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Is Air Pollution a Downer?

Is Air Pollution a Downer?

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution may not only make it hard to breathe, but it may also make you unhappy, a new study suggests. In China, air pollution reportedly causes an average of 1 million premature deaths each year and costs its economy $38 billion. But it […]

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Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)

Diflucan (fluconazole) vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)

Diflucan vs. Lamisil: What’s the difference? Diflucan (fluconazole) and Lamisil (terbinafine) are anti-fungal medications used to treat different types of fungal infections. Diflucan is used to treat vaginal, oral, and esophageal fungal infections caused by Candida; urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia and disseminated infections caused by Candida; cryptococcal meningitis; and to prevent Candida infections in […]

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Anal Fissure

Anal Fissure

What prescription drugs treat anal fissures? Anesthetics and steroids Topical anesthetics (for example, xylocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine, pramoxine) are recommended especially prior to a bowel movement to reduce the pain of defecation. Often, a small amount of a steroid is combined in the anesthetic cream to reduce inflammation. The use of steroids should be limited to […]

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

What are ovarian cancer treatment options? Epithelial ovarian cancer treatment most often consists of surgery and chemotherapy. The order is best determined by a gynecologic oncologist. Surgical treatment Surgery is used for both staging and debulking. Staging is the determination of the extent to which as cancer has spread in the body. Debulking is removing […]

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Health Tip: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

Health Tip: How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

(HealthDay News) — The amount of sleep a child needs varies at different ages, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Healthy Kids News While different kids of the same age may require different amounts, there are science-based guidelines of suggested sleep amounts for each age, the academy says. Here are the guidelines: Infants: (4 […]