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Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

New research finds that magnesium may hold the key to understanding how vitamin D levels relate to health and disease. A recent study investigates the importance of magnesium in vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has enjoyed something of a celebrity status, receiving praise for a multitude of health benefits. […]

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How coffee might protect against Parkinson’s

How coffee might protect against Parkinson’s

Coffee is thought to protect the brain against Parkinson’s disease. A recent study investigates which compounds might give coffee its neuroprotective powers. The findings may eventually lead to innovative new treatments. Understanding how coffee protects the brain could give Parkinson’s drug discovery a boost. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the […]

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Moderate drinking tied to lower risk of hospitalization

Moderate drinking tied to lower risk of hospitalization

New research suggests that moderate drinking may lower the risk of being hospitalized for any cause, including cardiovascular conditions. Drinking in moderation may reduce the risk of hospitalization. The effects of alcohol consumption on health are the subject of much controversy. Some studies have suggested that moderate drinking may reduce the risk of stroke, depression, […]

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Health Tip: Nail Changes to Take Seriously

Health Tip: Nail Changes to Take Seriously

(HealthDay News) — A change in your nails may be no cause for concern, but certain changes should be taken seriously, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Latest Skin News The academy suggests visiting a dermatologist at the first sign of: A dark streak. This could be a sign of melanoma skin cancer. A nail […]

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PTSD Drug May Do More Harm Than Good

PTSD Drug May Do More Harm Than Good

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A drug used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may actually be harmful, a new study suggests. The high blood pressure drug prazosin is sometimes used to treat PTSD-related nightmares and insomnia that can increase suicide risk. But this small study suggests the drug […]

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More Evidence That Abuse of Xanax, Valium Is on the Rise

More Evidence That Abuse of Xanax, Valium Is on the Rise

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — About one in every five people who take Valium, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are misusing the potentially addictive medication, U.S. survey data show. The statistics also revealed that benzodiazepine use among adults is more than twice as high as previously […]

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U.S. Opioid Addiction Crisis Is Top Health Story of 2018

U.S. Opioid Addiction Crisis Is Top Health Story of 2018

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The scourge of opioid addiction and related deaths cut through American society again in 2018, capturing headlines and making it the year’s top health story. Rates of opioid-linked fatal overdoses have nearly doubled over the past decade and topped 70,000 […]

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Being Bullied May Alter the Teen Brain

Being Bullied May Alter the Teen Brain

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are often bullied may be left with shrinkage in key parts of their brain, increasing their risk for mental illness, European researchers report. They said such shrinkage eventually appears to create a growing sense of anxiety, even after […]

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Are You Overdoing Antibiotics?

Are You Overdoing Antibiotics?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotics are life-savers. But they’re being overprescribed and overused, leading to antibiotic-resistant germs stronger than the drugs available to treat them. This is also creating more drug side effects, allergic reactions and serious infections. According to the U.S. Centers for […]