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How does oxidative stress affect the body?

How does oxidative stress affect the body?

Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can lead to cell and tissue damage. Oxidative stress occurs naturally and plays a role in the aging process. A large body of scientific evidence suggests that long-term oxidative stress contributes to the development in a range of chronic conditions. Such […]

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What causes rapid weight gain?

What causes rapid weight gain?

Most people experience fluctuations in their weight, and it is common to gain weight over time. However, if a person gains weight in a very short time for no clear reason, this could be a sign of an underlying health condition. When weight gain is not related to a health condition, common causes include: Anyone […]

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Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care

Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care

PET scans that can detect changes in the brain relating to Alzheimer’s disease could improve the diagnosis and medical care of people with dementia and similar symptoms. An innovative type of brain scan may improve care for people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other forms of cognitive impairment. Investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing […]

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Can this technique revolutionize reconstructive surgery?

Can this technique revolutionize reconstructive surgery?

A new, quick and easy technique for reshaping cartilage and other living tissue could change the way surgeons carry out certain reconstructive interventions, such as repairing septum deviations. A quick and easy new technique could reshape cartilage, such as that of the nose, without the unwanted side effects. The originators of the new technique described […]

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Vegans have a ‘healthier biomarker profile’

Vegans have a ‘healthier biomarker profile’

A recent study examined how dietary choices affect the levels of beneficial biomarkers in the body. The team was particularly interested in the impact of a plant-based diet. Does eating a vegetarian diet leave traces in the tissues of the body? Over recent years, vegetarianism and veganism have experienced a boost in popularity. Although people […]

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Teaching Kids the Importance of an Apology

Teaching Kids the Importance of an Apology

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Say you’re sorry.” It’s almost a natural reflex to ask this of your child when he or she hurts or wrongs someone. But at what age do kids really understand the meaning of an apology, and should you make a […]

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Health Tip: Celebrate Graduation Responsibly

Health Tip: Celebrate Graduation Responsibly

(HealthDay News) — College and high school graduations are around the corner. While graduations are a time to celebrate, safety principles should not be forgotten. Latest Healthy Kids News The legal drinking age across the United States is 21. Adults should not host parties for underage drinkers or buy alcohol for minors, says the Rhode […]

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Americans’ Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

Americans’ Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Richard McIntosh hadn’t had any pets since his childhood farm dogs, but then he started a relationship with a competitive dog trainer and found his life filled with Golden Retrievers. Now McIntosh, 59, of Cornelius, Ore., can’t imagine growing old […]