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What to know about ferritin and hair growth

What to know about ferritin and hair growth

Ferritin is a protein that stores iron for the body to use as needed. Many parts of the body contain ferritin, including the spleen, liver, blood, and hair follicles. When a person has a low ferritin count, they will also be low in iron. Because hair follicles contain ferritin, some people think that raising ferritin […]

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Why you should wash fruits and vegetables

Why you should wash fruits and vegetables

Although most people know that they must handle animal products appropriately to prevent illness, fruits and vegetables can also carry harmful germs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimate that around 48 million people every year get sick from eating contaminated food. In recent years, outbreaks of foodborne illnesses have occurred due to bacteria on […]

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What can cause a headache and a nosebleed?

What can cause a headache and a nosebleed?

Both headaches and nosebleeds are very common, and they are usually not a cause for concern. When they occur at the same time, however, people might think that they are linked. In many cases, having a headache and a nosebleed at the same time is a coincidence. In other cases, everyday factors such as the […]

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Plant-based diet may prevent cognitive decline

Plant-based diet may prevent cognitive decline

New research finds that following a diet rich in plant-based foods and low in animal products during midlife is associated with a significantly lower risk of cognitive impairment later in life. Share on PinterestEating a plant-based diet in midlife may prevent later cognitive decline. According to the latest estimates from the United Nations, there are […]

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Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social

Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social

New research finds that the common fire retardant Firemaster 550 (FM 550) makes both male and female prairie voles less sociable and more anxious. The findings shed new light on how exposure to such chemicals affects the social brain. Share on PinterestVoles are usually very sociable, but new research shows that exposure to a certain […]

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Fetroja Approved to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Fetroja Approved to Treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

Latest Women’s Health News FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Antibacterial drug Fetroja (cefiderocol) has been approved to treat patients aged 18 years and older with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. The drug is indicated for patients with limited or no alternative treatment options for cUTI, […]

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Health Tip: What to Do If You Fall

Health Tip: What to Do If You Fall

(HealthDay News) — Tripping over a box or slipping on a wet floor could leave you with a broken bone. And a fall could easily send an older person to the hospital, says the National Institute on Aging. Latest Prevention & Wellness News If you fall, stay calm and follow the agency’s recommendations: Take several […]