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How to strengthen the lower back

How to strengthen the lower back

Doing exercises to strengthen the lower back can help alleviate and prevent lower back pain. It can also strengthen the core, leg, and arm muscles. According to researchers, exercise also increases blood flow to the lower back area, which may reduce stiffness and speed up the healing process. Below, we explain how to do 10 […]

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Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we ‘curb the epidemic for good?’

Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we ‘curb the epidemic for good?’

Drugs kill thousands of people in the United States and globally every year. New research may help develop more effective methods to curb the epidemic. Researchers reveal that drug overdose rates have been on the rise for several decades. “The drug overdose epidemic” normally brings to mind prescription opioids and illegal drugs such as cocaine […]

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Study Supports Oxygen Therapy for Sudden Hearing Loss

Study Supports Oxygen Therapy for Sudden Hearing Loss

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Viruses and blood flow issues can, in rare cases, trigger sudden and profound hearing loss. Now, South Korean research supports the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatments to restore hearing in these patients. A review of the collected evidence suggests that — […]

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Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease in women

Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease in women

Crohn’s disease is a chronic health condition that affects the digestive system. It is one of a group of long-term health conditions, which also includes ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. Crohn’s disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the gut, causing inflammation in the small intestine, the large intestine, or […]

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Genetics may determine severe alcohol withdrawal

Genetics may determine severe alcohol withdrawal

People with harmful drinking habits will likely experience withdrawal symptoms once they remove alcohol from their diets. Some individuals face much more intense — and sometimes dangerous — withdrawal symptoms than others, but why? A recent Yale-led investigation may have found the answer. A new study identifies the genetic predictors of severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. […]

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What is perindopril?

Perindopril is an oral tablet used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It’s also used to lower the risk of death or heart attack in people with stable coronary artery (heart) disease. Perindopril is available only as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

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New Therapy May Control HIV Without Daily Pills

New Therapy May Control HIV Without Daily Pills

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest HIV News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A combination of two HIV-fighting antibodies can suppress the virus in some patients, even after they stop standard drugs, a preliminary trial has shown. Researchers found that among 11 HIV patients given the antibody combo, nine maintained complete suppression of the […]

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How can psoriasis affect the mouth and tongue?

How can psoriasis affect the mouth and tongue?

Psoriasis can affect any area of skin, including that of the mouth and tongue. The condition can cause cracks to form on the tongue or smooth patches, in a complication called geographic tongue. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition. It causes a person’s skin to grow faster than average, resulting in red and often scaly […]

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What is an estradiol test and why is it used?

What is an estradiol test and why is it used?

An estradiol test is a simple blood test to measure the amount of estradiol in a person’s blood. Estradiol, also known as E2, is one of the four types of estrogen that the ovaries chiefly produce. The adrenal glands, placenta, testes, and some tissues also produce smaller amounts of this hormone. The right estrogen levels […]

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Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer

Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer

Stage 3 breast cancer refers to cancer in the breast that has spread to several nearby lymph nodes. Doctors also describe breast cancer as stage 3 if a tumor is larger than 5 centimeters and cancer has spread to any lymph nodes, but not to distant organs. At stage 3, breast cancer may also spread […]