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Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes’ Role in Disease

Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes’ Role in Disease

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person’s genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted finds. Nearly 40 percent of 560 different diseases have a genetic component, while 25 percent are driven […]

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Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study

Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two-thirds of stroke survivors who live at home have good mental health, and social support plays an important role, researchers say. The new study included 300 stroke survivors, aged 50 and older, in Canada. Survivors living in long-term care facilities, who tend to have the […]

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Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night’s Sleep

Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night’s Sleep

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Six hours: That’s the minimum amount of sleep per night you need to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque accumulation in arteries — a condition […]

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3 Conditioning Exercises to Support Your Hips

3 Conditioning Exercises to Support Your Hips

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To support your hip joints, you need to strengthen the muscles that support them. This can help prevent or relieve hip pain and guard against injury. Appropriate exercises target muscles of the thighs and the glutes. Here are three […]

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Bribe Yourself to Diet

Bribe Yourself to Diet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For many people struggling with weight, an underlying reason for the excess pounds is the habit of using food to soothe bad feelings and reward good behavior. To lose weight, turn that habit on its ear. Incentives can […]

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How to relieve nerve pain in MS

How to relieve nerve pain in MS

Multiple sclerosis causes many symptoms, including loss of mobility, fatigue, and pain. There are, however, lots of prescribed and natural remedies that can help lessen the impact of the pain. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling condition that affects the central nervous system. There, it interrupts the flow of neurological signals between the […]

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What are the benefits of quercetin?

What are the benefits of quercetin?

Quercetin is a pigment found in many plants, fruits, and vegetables. It may have some health benefits and help prevent a range of conditions. People can get quercetin through a balanced diet or by taking a supplement. This article details the possible benefits of quercetin. It also looks at the potential side effects. What is […]

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What are the benefits of oatmeal?

What are the benefits of oatmeal?

Oatmeal is a very popular breakfast food that consists of oats and a liquid, such as water, cow’s milk, or plant-based milk. Full of nutrients and fiber, oats are one of the most nutritious whole-grain foods that a person can consume. Oats offer many science-backed health benefits, including: In this article, we list the potential […]

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Metoprolol tartrate vs. metoprolol succinate

Metoprolol tartrate vs. metoprolol succinate

Metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate are different salt forms of the same active ingredient, metoprolol. Although these medications are similar, they have slightly different uses and effects. Metoprolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta-blockers. These drugs work by slowing down a person’s heart rate and lowering their blood pressure. Doctors often prescribe beta-blockers […]