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Elbows Key to Your Walking Efficiency , Study Shows

Elbows Key to Your Walking Efficiency , Study Shows

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Do you pump your arms while walking? Keeping your arms straight while walking is much more energy-efficient than walking with bent arms, but arm position doesn’t make much difference when running, a new, small study finds. The study included eight university students — […]

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Colitis

Colitis

Source: Getty Images Colitis definition and facts Colitis refers to inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. There are numerous causes of colitis including infection, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two types of IBD), ischemic colitis, allergic reactions, and microscopic colitis. Symptoms of colitis depend upon the cause and may […]

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Adopt a Diet That’s Good for Your Gut

Adopt a Diet That’s Good for Your Gut

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having “friendly” bacteria in your digestive system is important for good health. They help the body extract nutrients from food, and boost the immune system in the fight against inflammation and many diseases associated with it. Gut microbes do much better […]

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Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment)

Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment)

Source: iStock Abdominal pain definition and facts Abdominal (belly) pain is pain or discomfort that is felt in the part of the trunk below the ribs and above the pelvis. It comes from organs within the abdomen or organs adjacent to the belly. It is caused by inflammation, distention of an organ, or by loss […]

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Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)

Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)

Kidney Stone Treatment Most kidney stones eventually pass from the kidney through the ureter and bladder and finally through the urethra on their own. However, treatment is often required for pain control from kidney stones as they pass. The consumption of ample fluids helps facilitate the passage of kidney stones, but even with plentiful fluid […]

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Laryngitis

Laryngitis

Source: iStock Laryngitis definition and facts Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice cords in the voice box (larynx). Causes of laryngitis include upper respiratory infection or the common cold; overuse of the vocal cords by talking, singing, or shouting; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causing reflux laryngitis; smoking; exposure to secondhand smoke; or exposure to […]

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Is an Elusive U.S. Total Ban on Asbestos Finally in Sight?

Is an Elusive U.S. Total Ban on Asbestos Finally in Sight?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new U.S. government rule on asbestos is at best a toothless measure against the cancer-causing material, critics charge. The rule, laid out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), went into effect in June. The agency says it was designed […]

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Health Tip: Treating a Bunion

(HealthDay News) — A bunion is a bone-like bump that forms at the base of the big toe, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Arthritis News It may form when the big toe pushes against the next toe, forcing the joint of the big toe to stick out. Mayo Clinic mentions treatment options for bunions: Changing shoes. […]

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Lyme Disease

What are Lyme disease symptoms and signs? Lyme disease affects different areas of the body in varying degrees as it progresses. The site where the tick bites the skin is where the bacteria enter the body through the skin. Days to weeks later, as the bacteria spread in the skin away from the initial tick […]