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Drier Winter Air May Propel Flu’s Spread

Drier Winter Air May Propel Flu’s Spread

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ever wonder why the flu rarely strikes in the summer? New research offers an explanation:That dry air your heating system sends throughout your home in the winter weakens your immune system, making you a prime target for viral infection. Cold temperatures and low […]

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Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood illness, but researchers may have uncovered at least one key to the disease’s origin: insulin resistance. The new research compared a small group of people with fibromyalgia to two groups of healthy people and […]

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AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

Latest Cholesterol News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, but not all forms of it are the same. An underdiagnosed genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia can cause dangerously high levels of cholesterol at an early age. While scientists have determined FH is caused […]

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Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk

Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk

Glucosamine, a dietary supplement that people commonly take to ease joint pain and reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, may lower the risk of cardiovascular problems, according to a study analyzing health data from over 400,000 participants. Does glucosamine, a popular dietary supplement, have a preventive effect against heart disease? Information from the National Center for Complementary […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Ringworm

Health Tip: Preventing Ringworm

(HealthDay News) — Ringworm is a fungal infection that gets its name from the red circular rash that develops. The inside of the ring typically is clear or scaly. Latest Skin News People who use public lockers and showers, athletes and people with weak immune systems are especially at risk. To prevent the infection, Mayo […]

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Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Acne is the bane of many teens, and even some adults. Now, researchers say they might have hit on a new approach to easing the condition. The key lies in a naturally produced skin oil called sebum, explained a research team […]

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Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination

Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination

Six tattoo inks have been recalled because they’re contaminated with bacteria and could lead to infection that poses a serious health risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Skin News The recalled inks include: all lots of Scalpaink SC, Scalpaink PA and Scalpaink AL basic black inks made by Scalp Aesthetics; lots 12024090 […]

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Low Birth Weight Babies a Worldwide Problem

Low Birth Weight Babies a Worldwide Problem

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 20 million babies are born across the globe weighing far less than they should, and the problem isn’t limited to low-income countries, new research shows. In 2015, nearly three-quarters of infants with low birth weight (less than 5.5 pounds) were born in Southern […]