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Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?

Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?

A first-of-its-kind review and meta-analysis of specialized literature suggests that mind-body therapies, such as meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy, can help ease physical pain and prevent the development of opioid use disorder. Meditation and other mind-body therapies could help relieve pain and reduce opioid use, according to a new review. Opioids are a class of […]

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Does waist size predict dementia risk?

Does waist size predict dementia risk?

The first large-scale cohort study of its kind looked at the link between waist circumference in later life and the risk of dementia in a population of older Asian adults. Share on PinterestCould waist size predict dementia risk in older adults? Physicians, healthcare professionals, and medical researchers tend to use body mass index (BMI) to […]

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A guide to female anatomy

A guide to female anatomy

Female anatomy includes the external genitals, or the vulva, and the internal reproductive organs, which include the ovaries and the uterus. One major difference between males and females is their reproductive organs. Anatomy specific to females generally relates to sexual function, reproduction, and hormone control. Males and females have physically different sexual anatomy, but all […]

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Daylight Saving Time Bad for Health, Experts Claim

Daylight Saving Time Bad for Health, Experts Claim

Latest Sleep News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Clocks were set back one hour on Sunday, but some health experts say it might be better if time changes ended for good. It’s more than an inconvenience, it’s a potential health threat, they warn. Over time, daylight saving time (DST) eliminates bright morning light […]

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Health Tip: Getting a Clean Shave

Health Tip: Getting a Clean Shave

(HealthDay News) — Shaving without cutting yourself or missing patches of hair can be a challenge, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News To get a proper shave, the academy recommends: Before you shave, wet your skin and hair. Shave in the direction that the hair grows. Rinse after each swipe of the […]

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Many on Medicare Still Face Crippling Medical Bills

Many on Medicare Still Face Crippling Medical Bills

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even with Medicare coverage, older Americans with serious health conditions are often burdened by medical bills, a new study finds. In a survey, researchers found that more than half of seriously ill Medicare beneficiaries said they’d had major trouble paying […]

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Health Tip: Bundle Up on Cold, Windy Days

Health Tip: Bundle Up on Cold, Windy Days

(HealthDay News) — Heavy winds and chilly temps can quickly lower your body temperature, says the National Institutes of Health. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The NIH provides advice for dressing for the cold and wind: Wear loose layers of clothing. The air between layers helps keep you warm. Put on a hat and scarf. […]

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Get Healthier With a Mental Reset

Get Healthier With a Mental Reset

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Making the decision to live healthier often involves important steps such as losing weight and exercising more. These are significant goals and everyday lifestyle habits that you should commit to. But there’s another type of “makeover” that can benefit you […]

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Are You Lonely? Your Tweets Offer Important Clues, Experts Say

Are You Lonely? Your Tweets Offer Important Clues, Experts Say

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Analyzing people’s tweets could reveal if they’re lonely, researchers say. Loneliness — which has been linked with depression, heart disease, dementia and other health problems — affects about 1 in 5 adults in the United States. Researchers analyzed public accounts of Twitter users in […]