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Can CBD help treat depression?

Can CBD help treat depression?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound that has gained popularity in recent years, thanks in part to a growing body of research into its potential health benefits, which may include treating depression. The initial results of some studies into CBD and depression look promising. CBD is one of over 100 compounds called cannabinoids, which […]

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What does the color of period blood mean?

What does the color of period blood mean?

The color of a person’s period blood can relay vital health information. For example, orange or grey blood can sometimes indicate a vaginal infection. During menstruation, the body sheds tissue and blood from the uterus through the vagina. This bloody discharge can vary from bright red to dark brown or black depending on how old […]

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Causes and treatment of finger pain

Causes and treatment of finger pain

Finger pain can affect joint mobility and impact a person’s ability to carry out everyday activities. Causes of finger pain can include injuries, infections, tendon problems, and arthritis. In this article, we explore some of the potential causes of finger pain and their treatments. We also cover when to see a doctor and some self-care […]

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What to know about tumor necrosis factor

What to know about tumor necrosis factor

Tumor necrosis factor is a protein found in the human body. Doctors link it with many inflammatory conditions, including forms of arthritis. In a healthy person, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) helps the body to fight off infections. In people with autoimmune diseases, however, high levels of TNF in the blood can cause unnecessary inflammation, resulting […]

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Scientists locate brain circuit that curbs overeating

Scientists locate brain circuit that curbs overeating

The brain has complex circuitry that locks appetite to memories of finding and enjoying food. This drives the feeding behaviors necessary for survival. New research reveals that the circuits include one mechanism that does the opposite: curbing the compulsion to eat in response to food. ‘People may be able to learn to change their relationship […]

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A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed and are now testing a device they call “the epitome of precision medicine” that detects cancer in circulating blood. Recent efforts to develop a wearable device that can detect cancer in the bloodstream are showing promise. “Nobody wants to have a biopsy,” says Dr. Daniel Hayes, the […]

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Weight loss: How the ‘love hormone’ might help

Weight loss: How the ‘love hormone’ might help

A new study has investigated oxytocin’s effects on the brain regions that help control eating behavior to explore the possibility of using this hormone as a treatment for obesity. Researchers get to grips with how oxytocin alters our brain’s response to food. Oxytocin is a hormone that plays an essential role in social interaction, trust, […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — Every 11 seconds, an elderly person is taken to the hospital for a fall-related injury, says the U.S. National Council on Aging. Latest Senior Health News Though the number is staggering, most falls are preventable, the council says. The council encourages elderly people to: Find a balance and exercise program. Speak with […]