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Can this food additive turn our gut bacteria against us?

Can this food additive turn our gut bacteria against us?

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles make up a common additive — E171 — used as a coloring agent in many products. So far, the additive’s safety has been a matter of debate, but new research in mice has found evidence that it could render the gut more susceptible to disease. A common food additive in white cake […]

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How sleep and mood impact working memory

How sleep and mood impact working memory

Two new studies assess how working memory — the memory we use on a day-to-day basis in decision-making processes — is affected by age, mood, and sleep quality and whether these factors impact memory together or on their own. Two new studies investigate how sleep quality, mood, and age affect a person’s working memory. Working […]

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Heart Attack Rehab at Home Could Save Lives

Heart Attack Rehab at Home Could Save Lives

Latest Heart News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) –If you had a heart attack and could get rehab therapy at home, would you be more likely to get the follow-up care that doctors recommend? A new scientific statement says you would, and advocates for the option to be more widely available because so many […]

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Are You Running Short on Iron?

Are You Running Short on Iron?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could you — or your teenage daughter — have an iron deficiency and not know it? If you’re getting enough sleep, but still feel tired, running low on iron could be the problem. Iron is our most common nutrient shortfall. […]

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Health Tip: Walking Alone at Night

Health Tip: Walking Alone at Night

(HealthDay News) — Though traveling with a friend or in a group is safest at night, walking alone may be unavoidable. The best practice for someone walking alone at night is to stay aware and to take precautions, says the University of California at Berkeley. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The police department at UC […]

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Health Tip: If You’re Lost Outdoors

Health Tip: If You’re Lost Outdoors

(HealthDay News) — Preparing for a safe hike outdoors begins with a few pieces of equipment. The American Hiking Society urges hikers to carry a map, compass and emergency whistle at all times. Furthermore, understanding how to use each item is critical. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Despite preparations, hikers do get lost. If you’re […]

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More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S.

More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S.

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — They might be too young to abuse opioids themselves, but America’s kids are suffering nonetheless because of their drug-dependent parents. New research shows more than 600,000 American parents with kids under 18 are addicted to opioids. That amounts to almost […]

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Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and losartan are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Metoprolol is also used to treat heart pain (angina), congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, abnormal heart rhythms, some neurologic conditions, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. A brand name for losartan […]