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Loneliness tied to a higher risk of dementia

Loneliness tied to a higher risk of dementia

Recent research into older adults confirms that loneliness is tied to a raised risk of developing dementia. The study also reveals that the effect ranges across a diversity of people and is independent of how much social contact they have. A large new study confirms that loneliness is a risk factor for dementia. Scientists from […]

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Which foods help stabilize insulin and blood sugar?

Which foods help stabilize insulin and blood sugar?

The diet can play an essential role in managing diabetes. Understanding how certain foods affect insulin and blood sugar levels can help a person make informed choices about what to eat and when. A person with diabetes can eat a balanced, healthful diet without giving up on the foods they enjoy. The key tends to […]

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Ketamine Being Used as Unapproved Treatment for Depression

Ketamine Being Used as Unapproved Treatment for Depression

The drug ketamine is being used in the United States as an unapproved treatment for depression and suicidal behavior, even though there is little evidence on long-term risks and benefits. Latest Depression News Ketamine was introduced decades ago as human and animal anesthetic, was used as a pain reliever on Vietnam battlefields, and became the […]

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Treatment options for COPD exacerbations

Treatment options for COPD exacerbations

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may occasionally have symptom exacerbations, or flare-ups. Treatments options for exacerbations include bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antibiotics, oxygen therapy, and ventilation. COPD is the name given to a group of long-term lung diseases. The condition tends to get worse over time and symptoms can include: wheezing shortness of breath coughing […]

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Anticholinergic drugs: What to know

Anticholinergic drugs: What to know

Doctors prescribe anticholinergic drugs to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bladder conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. There are many different types of anticholinergic drug, but they all work by blocking the action of acetylcholine, a type of neurotransmitter. Blocking this neurotransmitter inhibits involuntary muscle movements and […]

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What can cause red skin?

What can cause red skin?

Skin redness is often harmless, but can sometimes be a symptom of another condition. Possible causes of red skin include burns, infections, and allergic reactions. Learn more here.

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Eye scan may detect Alzheimer’s disease in seconds

Eye scan may detect Alzheimer’s disease in seconds

Two new studies now suggest that a noninvasive eye scan could soon be used to catch Alzheimer’s disease early. A simple eye scan may soon detect Alzheimer’s in a matter of seconds. The world’s population is aging rapidly and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. For this reason, the need for efficient […]

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Michael Phelps Champions the Fight Against Depression

Michael Phelps Champions the Fight Against Depression

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Swimmer extraordinaire Michael Phelps has won 28 Olympic medals — 23 of them gold. Yet, despite all those medals and the accolades that came with them, Phelps has struggled with depression and anxiety. In 2014, it got so bad that he […]