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What to know about influenza A

What to know about influenza A

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Drinks, not food, with added sugar promote weight gain

Drinks, not food, with added sugar promote weight gain

The effect of added sucrose in the diet on calorie intake and body weight appears to depend on whether it is in liquid or solid form, according to a new study in mice. If the results translate to humans, they suggest that the contribution of added dietary sugar to obesity comes largely from sugar-sweetened drinks. […]

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Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods

Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods

New research in rodents identifies a gut bacterium that counters the harmful health effects of processed foods. The findings could help improve food manufacturing and the quality of products, as well as devise new strategies for using gut bacteria to fight the adverse effects of processed food. Share on PinterestResearch in mice looks into the […]

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Could coffee byproducts fight inflammation?

Could coffee byproducts fight inflammation?

A recent study concludes that the husks and silverskin that coffee manufacturers remove during production might harbor useful compounds. Although the study is preliminary, its findings could eventually benefit both human health and the environment. The study looks to repurpose the waste that coffee production creates. Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. […]

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Looking for links between Parkinson’s and bipolar disorder

Looking for links between Parkinson’s and bipolar disorder

A new systematic review and meta-analysis ask whether bipolar disorder is associated with developing Parkinson’s disease. Although the authors conclude that there is a link, it is a tough question to unpick. A recent study examines the links between two conditions that appear at opposite ends of life. Bipolar disorder (BD), which people once called […]

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Flu (Influenza)

Flu (Influenza)

Demicheli, V., T. Jefferson, L.A. Al-Ansary, E. Ferroni, A. Rivetti, and C. Di Pietrantonj. “Vaccines for Preventing Influenza in Healthy Adults.” Cochrane Database Syst Rev 13.3 March 2014: CD001269. Grohskopf, L.A., L.Z. Sokolow, K.R. Broder, et al. “Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United […]

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methimazole, Tapazole

methimazole, Tapazole

What is methimazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Methimazole is used to treat an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Grave’s disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disease resulting from antibodies that attach to receptors on thyroid hormone-producing cells in the thyroid gland and trigger overproduction of […]

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Health Tip: Why You Yawn

Health Tip: Why You Yawn

(HealthDay News) — Yawning typically occurs when you feel sleepy or bored, says Cleveland Clinic. People do not yawn because the brain needs more oxygen, the clinic notes in dispelling a common myth. Instead, yawns allow us to regulate both air pressure in our ears and brain temperature. Latest Sleep News Yawns are not really […]

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US STD Rates Reach All-Time High

US STD Rates Reach All-Time High

By Karina Lichtenstein on 10/15/2019 1:43 PM Latest Sexual Health News Source: MedicineNet Health News STD rates in the U.S. have increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching an all-time record high, according to 2018 data from the CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. Approximately 2.5 million combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were […]