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Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood illness, but researchers may have uncovered at least one key to the disease’s origin: insulin resistance. The new research compared a small group of people with fibromyalgia to two groups of healthy people and […]

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Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of miscarriage. Called benzodiazepines, these powerful drugs have long been prescribed to treat a variety of mood disorders. […]

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Drier Winter Air May Propel Flu’s Spread

Drier Winter Air May Propel Flu’s Spread

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ever wonder why the flu rarely strikes in the summer? New research offers an explanation:That dry air your heating system sends throughout your home in the winter weakens your immune system, making you a prime target for viral infection. Cold temperatures and low […]

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How to Exercise on ‘Rest and Recovery’ Days

How to Exercise on ‘Rest and Recovery’ Days

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking a day off from a favorite exercise doesn’t mean spending the time sitting on the couch. In fact, getting some R&R has a special meaning when it comes to exercise: Rest and recovery. Recovery is everything that happens […]

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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers vs. Calcium Channel Blockers

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers vs. Calcium Channel Blockers

Angiotensin II receptor blockers vs. calcium channel blockers: What’s the difference? Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) and calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are used to treat high blood pressure. Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are also used to prevent diabetes and reduce the risk of stroke in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart, […]

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Millennials Believe ‘Narcissist’ Label, But Don’t Like It

Millennials Believe ‘Narcissist’ Label, But Don’t Like It

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young Americans tend to accept the popular notion that their generation is self-centered and entitled, but they also resent those labels, new research suggests. In a series of surveys, researchers found that most people — regardless of age — believed […]

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AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, but not all forms of it are the same. An underdiagnosed genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia can cause dangerously high levels of cholesterol at an early age. While scientists have determined FH is caused […]

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Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Acne is the bane of many teens, and even some adults. Now, researchers say they might have hit on a new approach to easing the condition. The key lies in a naturally produced skin oil called sebum, explained a research team […]

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Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer

Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Health experts have long touted the benefits of a low-fat diet for preventing heart disease, but now a large study suggests it might do the same against breast cancer. Researchers found that eating low-fat foods reduced a woman’s risk of dying […]