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Health Tip: Children and Pets

Health Tip: Children and Pets

(HealthDay News) — Teaching children how to care for an animal can be an invaluable experience, says the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Latest Healthy Kids News Taking care of pets can help children develop social skills and learn how to treat others nicely. However, certain guidelines must be followed. The AACAP offers […]

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How to Burn Calories During Everyday Tasks

How to Burn Calories During Everyday Tasks

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, May 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Looking for ways to burn extra calories? Don’t just stand there — these moves allow you to multitask for fitness. Whenever you’re stuck in a long line, do toe raises to work foot and calf muscles. Simply lift […]

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How to Prevent Sneaky Summer Weight Gain

How to Prevent Sneaky Summer Weight Gain

Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, May 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer vacation — a season of potato salad, ice cream and, if you’re not careful, unwanted weight gain. But it is possible to avoid packing on the pounds. Just hop on the scale every day, […]

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Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Temazepam (Restoril)

Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Temazepam (Restoril)

Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. temazepam (Restoril): What’s the difference? Alprazolam and temazepam are benzodiazepines used to treat anxiety disorders. Alprazolam is also used to treat panic attacks. Temazepam is also used to treat insomnia. Brand names for alprazolam include Xanax and Niravam. A brand name for temazepam is Restoril. Side effects of alprazolam and temazepam that […]

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Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Sertraline (Zoloft)

Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Sertraline (Zoloft)

Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. sertraline (Zoloft): What’s the difference? Alprazolam and Sertraline are used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Sertraline is also used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Brand names for alprazolam include Xanax and Niravam. A brand name for sertraline is Zoloft. […]

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Health Tip: Treating a Dislocated Shoulder

(HealthDay News) — Capable of turning in a variety of directions, the shoulder is among the body’s most mobile joints. That makes it easy to dislocate, says the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Latest Arthritis News To treat a partially or completely dislocated shoulder, a doctor will place the upper arm bone back into the […]

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Using EEG data to diagnose Parkinson’s disease

Using EEG data to diagnose Parkinson’s disease

Currently, diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease relies on a neurologist’s professional opinion. Researchers behind a new study believe that an EEG may be a more effective alternative. New research suggests that an EEG test could help diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease affects more than 10 million people worldwide, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation, but no scan […]

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These 5 tropical plants may ‘provide anticancer benefits’

These 5 tropical plants may ‘provide anticancer benefits’

In a recent study, scientists identified several tropical plants that have anticancer properties. The Bandicoot Berry (shown here) may have anticancer benefits. Researchers from the National University of Singapore, Department of Pharmacy (NUS Pharmacy) spent 3 years investigating the pharmacological properties of local plants. They found that three species were particularly effective at inhibiting the […]

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Antibiotics may help curb Alzheimer’s symptoms

Antibiotics may help curb Alzheimer’s symptoms

Research showed that an antibiotic mix impacted the gut bacteria in mice to the point that it slowed the growth and development of Alzheimer’s, but only in males. New research in mice suggests that antibiotics may reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms by impacting the gut bacteria. The study, conducted at The University of Chicago, IL, demonstrated how […]

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How does exercise support health later in life?

How does exercise support health later in life?

New research shows that older adults who exercise regularly can perform everyday tasks more easily and gain independence. Swimming is a great way to stay fit in older age. Insufficient physical activity causes around 3.2 million deaths worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These declining levels of physical activity may be […]