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What is a normal respiratory rate?

What is a normal respiratory rate?

Respiratory rates change based on many health and activity factors. Normal respiratory rates also differ in adults and children. The respiratory rate is the number of breaths someone takes every minute and is one of the main vital signs, along with blood pressure, pulse, and temperature. When a person inhales, oxygen enters their lungs and […]

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Paleo diet meal plan: A simple guide

Paleo diet meal plan: A simple guide

The paleo diet is an eating plan that mimics how prehistoric humans may have eaten. It involves eating whole foods that people could theoretically hunt or gather. Advocates of the paleo diet reject modern diets that are full of processed foods. They believe that returning to how hunter-gatherers ate may cause fewer health problems. The […]

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What to know about obstructive lung disease

What to know about obstructive lung disease

Obstructive lung disease is a type of lung disease that occurs due to blockages or obstructions in the airways. Blockages damage the lungs and cause their airways to narrow. This damage leads to difficulty breathing. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of several types of obstructive lung disease. What […]

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Simple drug formula regenerates brain cells

Simple drug formula regenerates brain cells

Researchers have taken a step forward in the quest for a pill that can recover brain function lost through strokes, brain injuries, and conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers generated new neurons using a simple molecular cocktail. Scientists at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College converted glial cells into functioning neurons by using […]

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Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

An analysis of mortality rates related to breast cancer from 1989 until 2018 indicates that breast cancer screening, paired with access to better treatment, has significantly improved the health outcome for women with this type of cancer over the past few decades. Since 1989, breast cancer-related death rates have fallen exponentially, primarily due to screening […]

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Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?

Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?

Mood disorders and alcohol use disorder are both challenging to treat. A recent study concludes that a pathway involved in both conditions could be positively influenced by a commercially available chemical. A new study finds an innovative approach to treating alcohol use disorder. A doctor diagnoses alcohol use disorder (AUD) when an individual’s use of […]

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Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?

Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?

One new study finds no evidence to suggest that eating the first meal of the day may help with weight loss. How important is eating breakfast for people trying to lose weight? Every single day, people around the world sit at the table to enjoy what many consider to be “the most important meal of […]

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Mammograms Helped Save Up to 600,000 U.S. Lives Since 1989: Study

Mammograms Helped Save Up to 600,000 U.S. Lives Since 1989: Study

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Widespread mammography screening and big advances in breast cancer treatment have saved hundreds of thousands of American women’s lives since 1989, a new study estimates. Researchers tracked 1990-2015 U.S. data on breast cancer deaths, along with general data, on women aged 40 to 84. They […]

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Vocal Cord Surgery Hits High Notes for Grammy Winners

Vocal Cord Surgery Hits High Notes for Grammy Winners

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Just ahead of Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast, new research shows the voice-saving powers of vocal cord surgeries for 18 Grammy Award-winning singers. Insights gleaned from those procedures may help everyday Americans with vocal cord issues, the research team say. For their new study, investigators reviewed […]