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Can a massage technique help treat acid reflux?

Can a massage technique help treat acid reflux?

According to a preliminary trial, massaging the connective tissue surrounding the diaphragm could significantly reduce acid reflux for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Researchers have tested a type of massage to help reduce symptoms of GERD. In this era of antibiotic resistance and opioid addiction, finding alternatives to drugs is of growing interest to scientists, […]

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Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson’s

Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson’s

A new study has found that people with bipolar disorder have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Also, having bipolar disorder of a higher severity seems to increase the risk even further. A large-scale study finds links between bipolar disorder and Parkinson’s. Previous studies have found links between depression and Parkinson’s disease, but few […]

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Does Taking Screens Away Help Sleep-Deprived Teens?

Does Taking Screens Away Help Sleep-Deprived Teens?

Latest Sleep News MONDAY, May 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cutting teens‘ evening screen time can improve their sleep in just one week, a new study finds. Research shows that exposure to too much light in the evening — particularly blue light from smartphones, tablets and computers — can affect the brain’s clock and production […]

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Does Your Sunscreen Work for You?

Does Your Sunscreen Work for You?

Latest Skin News SUNDAY, May 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sunscreen is a real key to protecting your skin from the sun and preventing skin cancer, but are you using it correctly? Santa Monica-based dermatologist Dr. Tanya Kormeili thinks not. A recent American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) found “only about a third of Americans are […]

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7 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Your Home

7 Tips to Prevent Accidents at Your Home

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to your home, safety first is a good rule to follow. And there are many steps you can take to limit home accidents. Making sure you have proper smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is at the […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Falls on Crutches

Health Tip: Preventing Falls on Crutches

(HealthDay News) — To use crutches safely, be sure they fit you properly. Also use care when carrying objects, says the Ohio State University Medical Center. Latest Prevention & Wellness News To prevent falls, the center encourages those on crutches to: Clean the crutch tips often. Put away all throw rugs on the floor. Take […]

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Health Tip: ATV Safety

Health Tip: ATV Safety

(HealthDay News) — All-terrain vehicles (ATVS) are involved in an estimated 650 deaths and 100,000 accidents each year, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Latest Prevention & Wellness News To reduce your risk of injury, the CPSC suggests: Do not drive ATVs on paved roads. Do not drive ATVs with a passenger or […]

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FDA Approves Most Expensive Medicine in U.S. History

FDA Approves Most Expensive Medicine in U.S. History

TUESDAY, May 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The most expensive medicine ever has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Neurology News Zolgensma is a one-time infusion gene therapy that costs $2.125 million and treats a rare disorder called spinal muscular atrophy, the Associated Press reported. The inherited condition weakens muscles to […]