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Potato puree is a promising race fuel for athletes

Potato puree is a promising race fuel for athletes

Athletes commonly consume carbohydrate energy gels to improve race performance and endurance. Now, research involving trained cyclists suggests that potato puree can be just as effective. New research delves into the benefits of potato puree for athletes. Compared with ingesting water alone, cyclists who ingested potato puree performed as well during an endurance trial as […]

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Heart and brain health are connected, but what influences both?

Heart and brain health are connected, but what influences both?

Studies have shown that there is a link between cardiovascular health and brain health, but it is unclear whether genetic or environmental factors are most important in determining them both. A new study in twins suggests that nurture, rather than nature, may be decisive. Share on PinterestNurture may be more important than genetic factors in […]

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Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health

Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health

New research in rhesus monkeys shows that when they experience social adversity for a significant period, the long lasting effects remain in their genes. The findings shed light on how humans also respond to socially stressful experiences. New research examines the effects of chronic social stress in rhesus macaques. Jenny Tung, a professor of biology […]

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evening primrose oil

evening primrose oil

What brand names are available for evening primrose oil? Evening primrose oil, Common Evening Primrose, Fever plant, Sun drops Is evening primrose oil available as a generic drug? Yes Do I need a prescription for evening primrose oil? No What are the side effects of evening primrose oil? Side effects of Oenothera include: Other side […]

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What to Do If You Have a Bad Reaction to Cosmetics

What to Do If You Have a Bad Reaction to Cosmetics

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One consequence of the government’s limited role in regulating cosmetics is that questionable products may stay on store shelves and e-commerce sites despite complaints. Even when consumers report problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can’t issue a recall — it […]

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Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Home Treatments for Shingles What are medications for shingles? Antiviral medications like acyclovir (Zovirax), valacyclovir (Valtrex), or famciclovir (Famvir) can reduce the severity and duration of the rash if started within 72 hours of the development of the skin rash, and pain medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), and naproxen (Aleve), and even narcotic pain-control […]

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Secondhand Smoke May Harm Kids’ Eyes

Secondhand Smoke May Harm Kids’ Eyes

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smoking around kids may harm their vision as their eyes are still developing, a new study suggests. Secondhand smoke has long been linked to increased risks for cancer and stroke in adults, and asthma, lung infections and sudden infant death […]