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Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The “hygiene hypothesis” holds that early exposure to a variety of microorganisms may decrease the risk for chronic inflammatory diseases, like asthma. Two Swedish studies that tracked 650,000 children found that exposure to farm animals and even dogs can have this […]

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9 healthful substitutes for butter

9 healthful substitutes for butter

Butter is a dairy product that people can make from churned milk or cream. However, for people who cannot or choose not to consume butter, there are many alternatives. The process of churning milk or cream separates the milk fat from the liquid. The remaining fat becomes the butter. However, some people choose to avoid […]

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Tonsillectomy: Procedure and recovery

Tonsillectomy: Procedure and recovery

The tonsils, which form a protective ring around the back of the mouth and nasal cavity, are part of the immune system. A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils, which is sometimes necessary to treat an underlying illness. The tonsils help catch germs, such as viruses and bacteria, and prevent them from […]

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Hot baths reduce inflammation, improve glucose metabolism

Hot baths reduce inflammation, improve glucose metabolism

According to new research, a hot bath could have effects that extend way beyond mental relaxation. According to the authors, regular hot baths might reduce inflammation and improve metabolism. The list of health benefits associated with hot baths keeps growing. Over recent years, hot baths, saunas, and other so-called passive heating therapies have received growing […]

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Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes?

Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes?

Almonds and almond milk may provide several health benefits for people with diabetes. As these nuts are high in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates, they may increase satiety and aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects how the body regulates blood sugar levels. Although […]

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New evidence that social media increases loneliness

New evidence that social media increases loneliness

Although experts have debated the potential link between social media use and decreased well-being for years, a new study adds more fuel to the fire. A new study investigates the psychological impact of social media. According to the first author of the new study, which featured in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no […]

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Prostate Problems Symptoms and Signs

Prostate Problems Symptoms and Signs

Prostate problems definition and facts* *Prostate problems facts medical author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD The prostate is a gland that is a part of the male reproductive system that wraps around the male urethra near the bladder. The gland is about the size of a walnut and grows larger as you age. Enlargement of […]

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Must Blood Pressure Rise Wth Age? Remote Tribes Hold Clues

Must Blood Pressure Rise Wth Age? Remote Tribes Hold Clues

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to common belief, blood pressure doesn’t have to rise as you age, a study of two remote South American tribes suggests. Looking at the isolated Yanomami tribe in the Venezuelan rainforest, researchers found their blood pressure remained low […]

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Health Tip: How Bad is Your Hearing Loss?

Health Tip: How Bad is Your Hearing Loss?

(HealthDay News) — You’ve had a professional diagnose your hearing loss. So how bad is it? Latest Hearing News Your degree of hearing loss can range from “mild” to “profound,” the Better Hearing Institute says. Here’s are brief explanation of each degree: Mild — It’s the most common and under-diagnosed degree of hearing loss, the […]