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Thyroid Peroxidase Test

Thyroid Peroxidase Test

What is thyroid peroxidase? Picture of the thyroid gland. Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) is an enzyme made in the thyroid gland that is important in the production of thyroid hormone. TPO is found in thyroid follicle cells where it converts the thyroid hormone T4 to T3. The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of […]

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Older Cyclists Prone to Injury: Study

Older Cyclists Prone to Injury: Study

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More bicyclists on the road make cycling safer, but head and face injuries still occur, a new study finds. From 2008 to 2017, even as the number of bike riders increased, the number of head and face injuries stayed steady, according to researchers from […]

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Health Tip: A Well-Stocked First-Aid Kit

Health Tip: A Well-Stocked First-Aid Kit

(HealthDay News) — A first-aid kit can help you after an injury or in an emergency. So keeping a first-aid kit in both your car and home is good practice, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Mayo mentions these must-have items for a first-aid kit: A comprehensive first-aid manual. Adhesive tape, gauze, elastic […]

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Plants Will Not Boost Your Home’s Air Quality: Study

Plants Will Not Boost Your Home’s Air Quality: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Don’t count on potted plants to keep your home’s air clean. Dispelling a common belief, researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia found that natural ventilation does a far better job than houseplants in maintaining air quality in homes and offices. “This has been […]

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Jimmy Carter Recovering After Brain Procedure

Jimmy Carter Recovering After Brain Procedure

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — After three falls in recent months, former President Jimmy Carter was recovering at an Atlanta hospital Tuesday morning following surgery to ease pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from those falls. The 95-year-old “is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery this morning to […]

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What to know about hair loss and Accutane

What to know about hair loss and Accutane

Accutane was a brand name of the drug isotretinoin, which healthcare providers used to prescribe for treating severe acne. This drug can cause a number of side effects, and some people have concerns that taking isotretinoin can lead to hair loss. Although Accutane is no longer available under that brand name, the active ingredient isotretinoin […]

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What causes itching after a shower?

What causes itching after a shower?

Many people enjoy taking a shower as part of their hygiene routine. However, if a person has uncomfortable, itchy skin after a shower, it can be anything but refreshing. Dry skin is often the cause of itching after taking a shower. The water from the shower can strip away the skin’s natural oils, causing dryness […]

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What to know about acidosis

What to know about acidosis

Acidosis refers to high levels of acid in the body. The body needs to maintain a balance of acidity for optimal health. If the body becomes too acidic or too alkaline, this can cause serious health problems. High levels of acid in the body cause the body to compensate and try to remove the acid. […]

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A guide to the spinal cord: Anatomy and injuries

A guide to the spinal cord: Anatomy and injuries

The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves and cells that extends from the lower portion of the brain to the lower back. It carries signals between the brain and the rest of the body. This article covers the key anatomy of the spinal cord and its functions. It also provides some information about […]

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Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson’s disease

Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson’s disease

As scientists delve deeper into the nature of Parkinson’s, the more it appears that it is highly varied, suggesting numerous subtypes. A new review proposes that Parkinson’s falls into one of two main categories, depending on whether it originates in the central nervous system (CNS) or the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Share on PinterestNew research […]