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What is resistant starch?

What is resistant starch?

Resistant starches are starches that the body cannot break down to use for energy. Instead, these starches pass through the digestive system either partially or entirely. Resistant starch is different than fiber, but it acts in a very similar way. Starch is a type of carbohydrate that comprises a long chain of sugar molecules. The […]

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Obsessive love: What to know

Obsessive love: What to know

Love can be a euphoric feeling. It can also trigger immense devastation when the other person does not return the sentiment. Many people have felt the pain of a broken heart and the intensity of infatuation. Obsessive love takes these emotions further, causing a person to fixate on their loved one as though they are […]

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Sinus tachycardia: Everything you need to know

Sinus tachycardia: Everything you need to know

Tachycardia is when the heart beats faster than normal. There are different types of tachycardia, depending on the cause. Sinus tachycardia is when the sinus node, which is the natural pacemaker of the heart, fires electrical impulses abnormally quickly. People can have either normal or inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Normal sinus tachycardia refers to a physiological […]

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What to know about recovering from concussion

What to know about recovering from concussion

People fully recover from concussion within 1 month in most cases. Some factors can help recovery, including getting plenty of rest and eating a healthful, high protein diet. A concussion can occur due to certain types of traumatic brain injuries. Head trauma can damage the brain due to direct force or when the brain rapidly […]

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Inflammation drives tau damage in Alzheimer’s

Inflammation drives tau damage in Alzheimer’s

Scientists have found an inflammation mechanism that appears to play a key role in the formation of the toxic tau proteins that characterize Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Share on PinterestNew research finds that inflammation is responsible for the tau protein damage in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in […]

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Brain cancer: Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation

Brain cancer: Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation

Radiation treatment saves lives, but it can also have a detrimental effect on the brain. New findings suggest that a well-known medication can reverse the damage. Share on PinterestNew research in mice finds that lithium can restore some of the cognitive functions that people lose as a result of radiation therapy. Lithium could become the […]

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Through my eyes: Living with shoulder arthritis

Through my eyes: Living with shoulder arthritis

“You won’t be able to weightlift anymore.” That’s what my orthopedic surgeon told me when we sat down to discuss getting a total shoulder replacement, something that seemed necessary to relieve my shoulder pain and arthritis. Share on PinterestI refused to accept that I could not continue to lead an active lifestyle. Though I have […]

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Heart attack protein may raise early death risk

Heart attack protein may raise early death risk

New research finds that raised levels of a protein called troponin are a “highly clinically meaningful” indicator of death risk, regardless of age or underlying cause. Share on PinterestA protein that functions as a heart attack biomarker may indicate early death risk, new research suggests. Heart disease is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in […]

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saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase – discontinued)

saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase – discontinued)

What is saquinavir? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Saquinavir is an oral medication that is used for treating infections with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is in a class of drugs called protease inhibitors which also includes indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept) and ritonavir (Norvir). During infection with HIV, the HIV virus multiplies […]