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How can mouthwash interfere with the benefits of exercise?

How can mouthwash interfere with the benefits of exercise?

Surprising new research shows that antibacterial mouthwash can limit the cardiovascular benefits of exercise. The effect of mouthwash on mouth bacteria interferes with a complex molecular mechanism that usually sustains the blood pressure-lowering effects of exercise. Antibacterial mouthwash may help oral health, but new research shows that it interferes with the cardiovascular benefits of exercise. […]

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Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often […]

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What Works Best Against Varicose Veins?

What Works Best Against Varicose Veins?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, which can be both unsightly and painful, but the best way to get rid of them hasn’t been clear. Now, British researchers report that laser ablation and surgery appear to be better […]

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Shaving ‘Down There’ Won’t Raise STD Risks: Study

Shaving ‘Down There’ Won’t Raise STD Risks: Study

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women who shave or wax their pubic hair aren’t more likely to get chlamydia or gonorrhea, according to new research that challenges studies suggesting that so-called extreme grooming increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The study included 214 women who visited an […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Amnesia

Health Tip: Causes of Amnesia

(HealthDay News) — Amnesia is a temporary loss of memory. Those with amnesia can forget facts, information and experiences, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Neurology News FDA OKs First Nasal Spray for Seizure Clusters The Best Exercises for Brain Health Brief EMS Training Saves Lives After Brain Injury Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Autism? New […]

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Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing

Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Higher levels of the brain chemical serotonin are linked to a lower risk of potentially deadly seizure-related breathing pauses in people with epilepsy, researchers say. The findings suggest serotonin may help protect people with epilepsy from this threat, according to the authors of the study […]

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Hurricanes Like Dorian Take Heavy Toll on Mental Health

Hurricanes Like Dorian Take Heavy Toll on Mental Health

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When severe storms or hurricanes like Dorian sweep through communities with high winds and flooding, they can leave more than physical damage in their wake. New research suggests that dealing with the aftermath — which can include a damaged home and property — puts […]

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Secrets to Soothing a Cranky Baby Safely

Secrets to Soothing a Cranky Baby Safely

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Trying to calm a cranky baby can be stressful for parents, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has an important caution about what not to do. Don’t place baby in a so-called “sleep positioner,” “nest” or “anti-roll” device, because […]

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New Facebook, Instagram Pop-Up Windows Counter Vaccine Misinformation

New Facebook, Instagram Pop-Up Windows Counter Vaccine Misinformation

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Educational pop-up windows will now appear on Facebook and Instagram when people search for vaccine-related content. Latest Infectious Disease News The goal of the new feature is to counter the spread of anti-vaccine misinformation, according to Facebook, which owns Instagram, CNN reported. Users in the United States will […]