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What causes bladder pain?

What causes bladder pain?

Bladder problems can cause pain in the middle of the lower abdomen, including while urinating. There are several different causes of bladder pain, including infections and inflammatory disorders. The bladder sits in the center of the pelvis. If a person feels pain in the lower right or left abdomen, it is less likely to relate […]

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How much omega-3 should you get each day?

How much omega-3 should you get each day?

A person’s daily omega-3 needs vary depending on their age, sex, and various health factors. People give omega-3 fatty acids a lot of attention due to their health benefits. Fatty fish, nuts, and seeds are rich in omega-3s. Omega-3s are important parts of the body’s cell membranes, and they help with the functioning of the […]

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How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease

How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease

New research, appearing in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a new mechanism that is at play in cellular function. Chaotic swings of protein concentrations help keep our immune system alert and functional, preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Human cells need some proteins to be in a chaotic state to fight off disease, […]

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‘Reprogramming’ immune cells to attack cancer tumors

‘Reprogramming’ immune cells to attack cancer tumors

Cancer cells can be treacherous targets for both therapeutic agents and the body’s natural defense line — the immune system. But a new approach to “rewiring” macrophages, the body’s pathogen and debris eaters, could offer a fresh boost to cancer immunotherapy. Researchers are developing a strategy to ‘arm’ the immune system’s ‘debris eaters’ against cancer. […]

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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 […]