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Could bone broth boost heart health?

Could bone broth boost heart health?

Recently, bone broth has enjoyed a boost in popularity. To add to its new-found fame, a recent study concludes that it could have benefits for heart health, too. Bone broth may be fashionable, but is it good for your heart? Bone broth is a soup containing brewed bones and connective tissue. Slowly cooking the bones […]

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How certain bacteria protect us against flu

How certain bacteria protect us against flu

A new study brings us closer to an anti-flu probiotic pill. By subtly altering the bacteria in our nose and throat, we might be able to beat influenza. The respiratory system’s microbiome could help researchers defeat the influenza virus (pictured). In most cases, when someone mentions the microbiome, they are referring to the bacteria in […]

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Treating a chalazion at home

Treating a chalazion at home

A chalazion is a small, slow-growing lump or cyst that develops within the eyelid. They are not usually painful and rarely last longer than a few weeks. A chalazion can develop when a meibomian gland at the edge of an eyelid becomes blocked or inflamed. These glands produce oil that lubricates the surface of the […]

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When to Treat Varicose Veins

When to Treat Varicose Veins

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About half of the population will one day have a vein problem. For some, it will involve the thinner, blotchy spider veins that don’t bother some people, but cause itching or burning in others. Still others will be plagued by the […]

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When Your Medications Are the News

When Your Medications Are the News

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Would you stop taking a medication if you heard a negative news story about it? Sticking with a prescription drug regimen, or “medication adherence,” is already a challenge for many patients, with not taking medications as prescribed being a […]

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More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As if the opioid crisis wasn’t already bad enough, new research shows a sharp rise in the number of Americans taking dangerous combinations of opioids and sedatives. These sedatives, known as benzodiazepines, are prescribed for pain, insomnia and anxiety. And another class of […]

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Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a “health emergency.” “Climate change is causing injuries, illnesses and deaths now from heat waves, infectious diseases, food and […]

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Anti-Vaxxers a Major Global Health Threat: WHO

Anti-Vaxxers a Major Global Health Threat: WHO

Anti-vaxxers are among the top 10 health threats facing the world in 2019, the World Health Organization says. The movement against vaccinations has taken hold in a number of countries, including the United States. The percentage of American children aged 19 to 35 months who have not been vaccinated has quadrupled since 2001, according to […]

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1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Isn’t Needed: Study

1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Isn’t Needed: Study

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 25 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are given for conditions they aren’t meant to treat, a new study finds. Antibiotics are miracle drugs that can cure deadly bacterial infections. But too often they are given to […]