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People Who Can’t Read Face 2-3 Times Higher Dementia Risk

People Who Can’t Read Face 2-3 Times Higher Dementia Risk

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could illiteracy up your odds for dementia? That’s the suggestion of a study that found seniors who couldn’t read or write were two to three times more likely to develop dementia than those who could. The finding “provides strong evidence for […]

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loratadine and pseudoephedrine (Alavert Allergy & Sinus, Claritin-D, Claritin-D 24 hour)

What is loratadine/pseudoephedrine? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Loratadine/pseudoephedrine is a combination of two drugs, an antihistamine (loratadine) and a decongestant (pseudoephedrine). Loratadine is a long-acting antihistamine that blocks the actions of histamine that causes some of the symptoms of allergic reactions. Histamine is released from histamine-storing cells (mast cells) and attaches to […]

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Experimental Injection May Protect Against Peanut Allergy

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People with peanut allergy must be constantly vigilant to avoid a life-threatening allergic reaction. But researchers report that a new drug injection might offer at least temporary protection against the most severe reactions. Just one shot of an experimental antibody treatment […]

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What Is Mucus?

Source: Getty Images What is mucus? Mucus is a normal, slippery and stringy fluid substance produced by many lining tissues in the body. It is essential for body function and acts as a protective and moisturizing layer to keep critical organs from drying out. Mucus also acts as a trap for irritants like dust, smoke, […]

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What to know about shoulder impingement

What to know about shoulder impingement

Shoulder impingement, which people sometimes call swimmer’s shoulder, is a condition that causes pain in the shoulder due to a tendon or bursa rubbing against the shoulder blade. The pain from shoulder impingement is consistent and generally gets worse when a person reaches up. People may develop this injury during activities that involve moving the […]

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What to know about the BNP test

What to know about the BNP test

A brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) test is a type of blood test. Doctors use the BNP family of tests as an indicator of how well the heart is pumping blood around the body. Many doctors find it useful in helping to diagnose or monitor heart failure. Read on to find out more about BNP and […]

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Why is my tattoo itchy?

Why is my tattoo itchy?

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and its job is to protect the body from invaders. When a person has a tattoo, the needle breaks the skin’s barrier. In response, the skin begins its healing process. This healing process can result in itching, redness, swelling, and other symptoms as the skin repairs […]

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Swedish massage vs. deep tissue massage: What’s the difference?

Swedish massage vs. deep tissue massage: What’s the difference?

Swedish massage and deep tissue massage are two popular forms of massage. Swedish massage uses long strokes and light-to-firm pressure to provide gentle relaxation. Deep tissue massage is a more forceful technique that releases tension deep in the muscles and connective tissues. As Swedish massage is the basis for many deep tissue techniques, the two […]

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What can cause itchy lower legs?

What can cause itchy lower legs?

Several health issues can cause itchiness in the lower legs. Below, find some of the more common causes and their symptoms. Shaving Share on PinterestThere are various conditions that may cause itchy lower legs. Shaving products and techniques can lead to itchiness in the lower legs. Friction from razor blades can scrape and irritate the […]

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Everything you need to know about smallpox vaccine scars

Everything you need to know about smallpox vaccine scars

Smallpox is a viral infection that causes a fever and severe skin rash. The early 20th century saw several smallpox epidemics, and the infection was fatal for about 3 out of 10 affected people. The infection left many people who survived smallpox with permanent scarring, frequently on their faces. Smallpox is an infection of the […]