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How do anxiety and depression affect physical health?

How do anxiety and depression affect physical health?

Depression and anxiety may be just as bad for your health as smoking and obesity. However, cancer does not correlate with these mental health conditions. These are the main takeaways of a new study that investigates the physical health risks of these psychiatric conditions. Anxiety and depression may seriously impact a person’s physical health. In […]

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What are the health benefits of 5-HTP?

What are the health benefits of 5-HTP?

L-5 hydroxytryptophan is a natural chemical in the body that people can also take as a nutritional supplement. Some people believe that taking the supplement can improve certain aspects of health, including mental health and sleep quality. The compound is a natural precursor to a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which helps produce “feel-good” chemicals in the […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Gut bacteria may influence drug effectiveness

Type 2 diabetes: Gut bacteria may influence drug effectiveness

New research investigating the effect of gut microbiota on the efficacy of type 2 diabetes drugs suggests that the composition of gut bacteria may explain why diabetes medications work for some people and not others. Our gut microbiome can inhibit or boost the action of anti-diabetes drugs. According to some estimates, over 415 million people […]

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Sleepless Night Could Make Morning Pastries Tougher to Resist

Sleepless Night Could Make Morning Pastries Tougher to Resist

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s a reason that glazed donut might seem even more enticing if you’re sleep-deprived: A new study suggests that even one night of lost slumber increases the desirability of junk foods. But the culprit doesn’t appear to be an increase in […]

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Cluster Headache

Cluster Headache

Which medications are used the treatment of pain management, prevention, and other symptoms of cluster headaches? The treatment of cluster headache can be divided into two distinct categories — relief of the acute headache and prevention of future headaches. Oxygen deliverey: Delivering oxygen by a face mask has been shown to help a majority of […]

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Congo Newborn Survives Ebola Infection

Congo Newborn Survives Ebola Infection

A newborn girl in Congo who survived infection with the deadly Ebola virus is being called the “young miracle.” Latest Infectious Disease News The baby’s mother, who had Ebola, died in childbirth. The baby, named Benedicte, was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth, but recovered and was discharged last Wednesday, […]

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Lyrica vs. Hydrocodone

Lyrica vs. Hydrocodone

What’s the difference between Lyrica and hydrocodone? Lyrica (pregabalin) and hydrocodone are both used to treat different types of pain. Lyrica is used to treat neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia, and fibromyalgia. Lyrica is also used in combination with other drugs to treat partial onset seizures in adults. Hydrocodone is […]

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Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Klonopin (clonazepam)

Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Klonopin (clonazepam)

What’s the difference between Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Klonopin (clonazepam)? Lyrica (pregabalin) and Klonopin (clonazepam) are used to treat and prevent seizures. Lyrica is also used to treat neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy or postherpetic neuralgia, and fibromyalgia. Klonopin is also used to treat panic disorder. Lyrica and Klonopin belong to different drug classes. […]

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Heart Surgery Won’t Cause Brain Decline, New Study Says

Heart Surgery Won’t Cause Brain Decline, New Study Says

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Major heart surgery does not cause significant memory decline in older patients, a new study finds. Researchers found no greater risk for loss of brain function among patients who had heart surgery compared to those who had a much less invasive procedure called cardiac catheterization. […]