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What to know about salivary stones

What to know about salivary stones

Salivary stones are small stones that form in the glands of the mouth. They can block the flow of saliva and cause pain or discomfort. The medical term for salivary stones is sialoliths. When they block the salivary glands, this is known as sialolithiasis. Salivary stones are rarely a cause for concern, and people can […]

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What are the best foods for people with diabetes?

What are the best foods for people with diabetes?

Eating certain foods while limiting others can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthful proteins can have significant benefits for people with diabetes. Balancing certain foods can help maintain health, improve overall well-being, and prevent future complications. A healthcare professional, such as a doctor or […]

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How safe are e-cigarettes? The debate continues

How safe are e-cigarettes? The debate continues

A recent clinical review has now summarized the latest evidence concerning the use of e-cigarettes as aids to smoking cessation. A new review weighs up the benefits and health risks of vaping. Do electronic cigarettes cause less harm than smoking, and will they help me quit? These are the key questions that people who smoke […]

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Ultraprocessed foods may increase death risk

Ultraprocessed foods may increase death risk

According to one large new study, eating more ultraprocessed foods — such as sugary drinks and ready-made meals — increases the risk of all-cause mortality. Ultraprocessed foods are the new and dangerous norm. There has never been a closer eye watching the average diet of people in the United States than there is today. Rising […]

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Alzheimer’s: How do tau tangles grow?

Alzheimer’s: How do tau tangles grow?

New research in the Journal of Biological Chemistry breaks down the process through which tau tangles grow as long as they do. The findings may lead to new therapies that target the formation of tau aggregates in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers knew that Alzheimer’s-related tau aggregates consisted of a small number of long tau fibrils. One […]

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How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety

How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety

The 4-7-8 breathing technique, also known as “relaxing breath,” involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. This breathing pattern aims to reduce anxiety or help people get to sleep. Some proponents claim that the method helps people get to sleep in 1 minute. There is […]

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Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

Does the birth control pill stop you from recognizing emotions?

New research that features in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests that women who use oral contraceptives are less able to recognize facial expressions of complex emotions. Researchers are uncovering new psychological side effects of oral contraceptives. Over 60 percent of women aged 15–44 years are currently using a form of contraception, according to the […]

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Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don’t Get Treatment

Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don’t Get Treatment

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re worried that your child may suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you have plenty of company. About one in every six American kids has at least one mental health disorder, […]