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Ballet Class: Not Just Child’s Play Anymore

Ballet Class: Not Just Child’s Play Anymore

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Ballet dancers are known for their sleek, sculpted look, in part the result of hours spent exercising at the ballet barre. While not everyone can dance the Nutcracker or Swan Lake, classes in “barre” are now widely available and […]

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Many Say Ketamine Eased Their Depression, But Is It Safe?

Many Say Ketamine Eased Their Depression, But Is It Safe?

By Carole Tanzer MillerHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Jen Godfrey couldn’t shake the “deep cloud” that lingered even after she found an antidepressant she could tolerate. Then a string of stressors hit — five years of fertility treatment and an 80-pound weight gain during pregnancy that left her […]

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Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?

Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?

WebMD Health News Dec. 18, 2018 — Medscape Medical News has done a nonscientific online poll of doctors and other health care professionals about this year’s flu season and flu vaccine. Latest Cold and Flu News The survey comes after an unidentified nurse was allegedly fired for refusing to get a flu vaccine, drawing the […]

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New Law Boosts Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease

New Law Boosts Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease

A sickle cell disease prevention and treatment program in the United States has been reauthorized to receive nearly $5 million each year over the next five years. Latest Chronic Pain News The measure was included in a bipartisan bill that aims to combat the disease and became law Tuesday night. One of the bill’s authors […]

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Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, But Not Much

Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, But Not Much

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Potentially addictive opioid painkillers are often prescribed for chronic pain, but they actually work only slightly better than placebo pills, a new review shows. The analysis, of 96 clinical trials, found that on average, opioids made only a small difference […]

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Health Tip: How Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk

Health Tip: How Alcohol May Raise Cancer Risk

(HealthDay News) — Alcohol use has been associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News The society describes how alcohol can affect the body, noting that the more you drink, the higher your risk: Alcohol can damage bodily tissues. Alcohol […]

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How can I balance my hormones?

How can I balance my hormones?

A hormonal imbalance can significantly impact mood, appetite, and overall health. Some factors, including aging, are beyond a person’s control. However, manageable elements such as stress and the diet can also influence hormone levels. The endocrine system circulates hormones, which perform various functions throughout the day. Even small changes in hormone levels can result in […]

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What are the benefits of spirulina?

What are the benefits of spirulina?

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that people can take as a dietary supplement. People consider spirulina a superfood due to its excellent nutritional content and health benefits. Spirulina has a high protein and vitamin content, which makes it an excellent dietary supplement for people on vegetarian or vegan diets. Research suggests that spirulina […]

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Losartan potassium: Uses and warnings

Losartan potassium: Uses and warnings

Losartan potassium is a medication that doctors prescribe to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. Losartan potassium works by relaxing the blood vessels to allow the blood to flow more efficiently, which reduces a person’s blood pressure. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug in 1995 to treat hypertension. The World […]

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Type 2 diabetes: How do migraines affect risk?

Type 2 diabetes: How do migraines affect risk?

Women with current migraine have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent large observational study. Migraines may be extremely painful, but they may also lower women’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study also found that migraine declined in the years preceding a diabetes diagnosis. Although migraine and type […]