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Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?

Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re obese and you want to do your heart a favor, try adding some olive oil to your diet. So suggests new research, which found that healthy but severely obese patients who ate olive oil at least once a week […]

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Heart Attacks Striking More Young Adults

Heart Attacks Striking More Young Adults

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although Americans are suffering fewer heart attacks, the rate is dramatically increasing among those under 40. In fact, 20 percent of people who have a heart attack are 40 or younger, a rate that has risen 2 percent a year for 10 years, new research […]

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Monthly Shots Control HIV as Well as Daily Pills: Studies

Monthly Shots Control HIV as Well as Daily Pills: Studies

Monthly shots of HIV drugs were as effective as daily pills in controlling the AIDS-causing virus, two studies show. Latest HIV News They included a total of nearly 1,200 people worldwide. Some were taking pills to treat their HIV infection while others hadn’t yet started treatment. In the studies, half the patients took pills and […]

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Yo-Yo Dieting Can Take a Toll on Your Heart

Yo-Yo Dieting Can Take a Toll on Your Heart

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A lot of people struggle to maintain their ideal weight, but repeatedly losing and regaining pounds — known as yo-yo dieting — probably won’t do your heart any favors. A new study found that women who lost at […]

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Cancer: Does mental health influence a person’s outlook?

Cancer: Does mental health influence a person’s outlook?

New research that now appears in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that a person’s history of mental health issues may raise their risk of dying from cancer following diagnosis. Mental health can play a key role in the outlook of someone who has just received a cancer diagnosis. Though the cancer mortality rates in […]

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What to know about viral fever

What to know about viral fever

A viral fever is a higher-than-average body temperature that a virus causes. Often, a person will experience symptoms that may include a runny nose, coughing, nausea, fatigue, and body aches. While not every person experiences a fever when they have a virus, a fever can be a sign that the body is trying to fight […]

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How does smoking affect the body?

How does smoking affect the body?

Smoking cigarettes can have many adverse effects on the body. Some of these can lead to life-threatening complications. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking cigarettes increases the risk of dying from all causes, not just those linked to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes affects the respiratory system, the circulatory […]

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Causes of muscle twitches and how to relieve them

Causes of muscle twitches and how to relieve them

Experiencing a muscle twitch can be uncomfortable and irritating. But what causes a muscle twitch, and could it indicate an underlying health condition? A muscle twitch is an involuntary contraction of the fibers that make up a muscle. Nerves control muscle fibers. When something stimulates or damages a nerve, it causes the muscle fibers to […]

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What to know about muscle strain

What to know about muscle strain

Muscle strain occurs when a muscle becomes overstretched or works too hard. People can often treat muscle strains at home and use specific exercises to speed up their recovery.Muscle strains vary in severity depending on how much damage the muscle fibers sustain. Strains range from mild overexertion to a partial or complete tear of the […]