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More of any physical activity tied to longer life

More of any physical activity tied to longer life

Research clearly shows that increasing physical activity, regardless of intensity, relates to a significantly lower risk of dying. Even light exercise, such as walking, can make a difference. Even taking a simple walk can make a difference to a person’s longevity. Researchers came to this conclusion after analyzing data from published research that had involved […]

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Is 5G technology bad for our health?

Is 5G technology bad for our health?

As 5G wireless technology is slowly making its way across the globe, many government agencies and organizations advise that there is no reason to be alarmed about the effects of radiofrequency waves on our health. But some experts strongly disagree. Why do some people believe that 5G technology may harm our health? The term 5G […]

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Blood pressure in our 30s and 40s has lasting impact on brain health

Blood pressure in our 30s and 40s has lasting impact on brain health

A new study followed adults from their mid-30s into their early 70s. It shows an association between blood pressure changes in early adulthood and midlife and brain changes at the endpoint of the study. At what age should we start monitoring people’s blood pressure? High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for cardiovascular […]

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A Kid-Friendly Emergency Room Saves Lives

A Kid-Friendly Emergency Room Saves Lives

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Critically ill kids are far more likely to survive if they’re treated at hospital emergency rooms that are well-equipped to care for children, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on more than 20,400 critically ill youngsters seen in ERs at 426 hospitals in […]

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Mixing Marijuana With Opioids May Not Be Good for Mental Health

Mixing Marijuana With Opioids May Not Be Good for Mental Health

By Shannon BrownHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As America continues to struggle with an opioid epidemic, marijuana has been suggested by some as a safer alternative to opioid painkillers. But taking the two together may leave users vulnerable to mental health issues, a new study finds. Not […]

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aldesleukin (Proleukin)

aldesleukin (Proleukin)

What is aldesleukin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Aldesleukin is a man-made protein that has the same action as native human interleukin-2 (IL-2) that is used for treating cancer of the kidney and skin. Interleukins are the messengers by which white blood cells communicate with each other to coordinate inflammation and immunity. […]

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auranofin (Ridaura)

What is auranofin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Auranofin is an oral, gold-containing chemical (salt) used for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Other gold salts available are injectable and include aurothioglucose (Solganal) and gold sodium thiomalate (Myochrysine). It is not well understood exactly how gold salts work. In patients with inflammatory arthritis, such as […]