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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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Health Tip: Signs of Binge Drinking

Health Tip: Signs of Binge Drinking

(HealthDay News) — Intoxicated people are prone to poor decision-making, loss of emotional control and accidents. When people habitually binge drink, serious problems often arise. Latest Mental Health News The American Addiction Centers mentions signs of binge drinking: Drinking excessively on weekends or holidays. Drinking more alcohol than originally intended. Engaging in risky behavior while […]

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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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Health Tip: Preventing Ringworm

Health Tip: Preventing Ringworm

(HealthDay News) — Ringworm is a fungal infection that gets its name from the red circular rash that develops. The inside of the ring typically is clear or scaly. Latest Skin News People who use public lockers and showers, athletes and people with weak immune systems are especially at risk. To prevent the infection, Mayo […]

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What foods reduce testosterone?

What foods reduce testosterone?

Some foods, including soy, dairy, and specific fats, may lower testosterone levels in the body. However, a person can also increase testosterone levels naturally, by exercising regularly and maintaining a healthful weight. The food a person eats can affect many aspects of their health, not just their waistline. Food powers the cells and may affect […]

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What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy

Women with ulcerative colitis may have concerns about the course of this disease during pregnancy. However, the condition does not necessarily affect the chances of becoming pregnant, and women with ulcerative colitis can have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that occurs when […]

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Melatonin for sleep: What to know

Melatonin for sleep: What to know

Melatonin is a natural hormone that the brain releases in response to changes in light. It helps regulate the body’s internal clock, signaling that it is time to go to sleep.Melatonin supplements may help with a wide range of sleep issues, including insomnia, shift work sleep disorder, and sleep problems in children. In this article, […]

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How much ibuprofen is too much?

How much ibuprofen is too much?

Ibuprofen is an effective pain reliever, but taking too much of it can cause serious side effects. This is true in both the short- and the long-term. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). People take ibuprofen to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is one of the most used medications in the world. A […]

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What to know about omega-3 fatty acids

What to know about omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are present in foods and dietary supplements. They help keep the membranes that surround all cells in the body working well. There are three types of omega-3 fatty acid: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ALA is mostly present in plant oils, such as chia seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts. […]