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Health Tip: Understanding Vitamin B12

Health Tip: Understanding Vitamin B12

(HealthDay News) — Vitamin B12 helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy, and assists in making DNA, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The agency provides this additional information: Vitamin B12 is naturally found in a wide range of animal foods and is added to some fortified […]

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Quad Marker Screening Test

Quad Marker Screening Test

What should you know about quad marker screening? What is the quad marker screening test? The quad marker screening test (quad screen) is a blood test administered in pregnancy, typically between the 15th and 20th weeks of gestation. Similar to the triple screen, the quad marker screen provides information about whether there is an increased […]

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Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Expectant mothers are susceptible to developing gallstones, but gallbladder removal surgery during pregnancy can be risky, researchers say. In a new study, researchers found that women who had their gallbladder removed during pregnancy were more likely to have a longer hospital stay and be readmitted […]

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Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Latest Menopause News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could an ancient Chinese practice come to the rescue for women struggling with menopausal symptoms? New Danish research suggests that — for some women at least — acupuncture might bring relief. “Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot or do […]

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Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve taken a first step toward creating a pacemaker that runs on the heart’s own energy rather than batteries. Pacemakers are electronic devices implanted to regulate your heartbeat — usually because of a condition that slows your heart’s normal […]

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Smart Steps for Stronger Calves

Smart Steps for Stronger Calves

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Have you been neglecting your calves? Many people forget about these important muscles when doing strength training. These exercises will add definition and help protect against some lower leg injuries. Start with seated calf raises. Sit on a chair […]

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High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Has a high-fat meal ever left you feeling bloated and sluggish? It turns out that a heavier fat diet may keep the many bacteria that live in your digestive system from doing their best, too. New research found that when people […]