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Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism

Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism

New research looks to the gut microbiome to try to address some of the symptoms associated with autism, but this investigation comes with its own set of problems. New research looks at the importance of gut bacteria in autism. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke explain that “[a]utism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to […]

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Sunscreen may help maintain blood vessel health

Sunscreen may help maintain blood vessel health

It is a well-known fact that sunscreen protects us against sunburn and reduces the risk of skin cancer. According to a recent study, sunscreen might also help our blood vessels maintain function. According to a new study, sunscreen might offer benefits beyond protecting against skin cancer. Scientists have known for many years that ultraviolet radiation […]

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What to know about lip cancer

What to know about lip cancer

Lip cancer is a form of head and neck cancer that starts in the squamous cells of the lips and mouth. Early signs can include a sore or lump that does not heal on the lips or in the mouth. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF), lip cancer accounts for about 0.6 percent of […]

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Could Very Low ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?

Could Very Low ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite years of being told that the lower your LDL cholesterol the better, is it possible that levels that are too low might harm you? Yes, say researchers who now report that women who have excessively low LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels […]

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This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception

This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception

What does sleep deprivation do to the way in which we perceive various emotional stimuli? A researcher from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has written a thesis aiming to answer this question. Sleep deprivation makes us more likely to have negative emotional perceptions. Ever felt grumpy after a sleepless night? When we do not manage […]

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Sunscreen’s Secret Bonus: It Could Help Keep You Cool

Sunscreen’s Secret Bonus: It Could Help Keep You Cool

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sunscreen may do double duty when you’re outside on a summer day, keeping you cool as it protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. New research suggests how: When unprotected skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, skin […]

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Health Tip: Babysitting Emergencies

Health Tip: Babysitting Emergencies

(HealthDay News) — When babysitting, it’s important to know what to do in an emergency, says Safe Sitter. Sometimes, unfortunate incidents can happen, even if you’re careful. Being prepared is the safest precaution for anyone watching children. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Safe Sitter offers this guidance to sitters: For fires and break-ins, stay calm, […]

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Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Baby

Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Baby

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding “natural” supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. The review of 74 published studies found that a handful linked certain herbal products to increased risks of pregnancy complications — including preterm birth and cesarean delivery. […]

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Many Misdiagnosed With MS

Many Misdiagnosed With MS

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Almost one in five multiple sclerosis patients may be misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease, according to a new study. Of 241 previously diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) patients referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment, nearly 18% did not actually have the autoimmune […]