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Struggling to focus? This new brain training app may help

Struggling to focus? This new brain training app may help

In a world in which our brains are almost constantly overstimulated, many of us may find it challenging to stay focused for extended periods. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have now developed an app that trains the mind to maintain concentration. Research suggests that a newly developed brain training app […]

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Everything you need to know about R-CHOP

Everything you need to know about R-CHOP

Chemotherapy uses a wide variety of drugs. Some are effective on their own, while others work best in combination with other types of medication. R-CHOP chemotherapy is an example of a combination treatment. R-CHOP consists of five separate drugs. These are: (R) rituximab (Rituxan) (C) cyclophosphamide (H) doxorubicin hydrochloride (O) vincristine (Oncovin, Vincasar PFS) (P) […]

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Can Noxzema help with eczema?

Can Noxzema help with eczema?

Noxzema is primarily a treatment for acne and pimples, but it may also help with symptoms of eczema. Eczema causes patches of dry, cracked, itchy skin, and sometimes fluid-filled blisters. There are many treatment options, which work in different ways — some aim to hydrate the skin, while others aim to reduce inflammation. Noxzema is […]

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Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

New research finds that oolong tea can damage breast cancer cells and that people who consume large amounts of this tea have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. Oolong tea may have secret cancer-fighting properties, a new study suggests. Despite recent advances in screening procedures and treatment, breast cancer remains both the most common […]

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How your flu medicine can affect your heart

How your flu medicine can affect your heart

January is at the heart of the cold and flu season, and whenever the sneezing and coughing hits, we tend to stock up on anti-inflammatories and decongestants to help us fight these symptoms. However, the American Heart Association warn that these drugs can have unwanted effects on the heart. Some of the most common drugs […]

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Body Size May Influence Longevity in Women, But Not Men

Body Size May Influence Longevity in Women, But Not Men

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Here’s a new study finding that’s bound to make tall, thin women happy: Their body size and their gender make it more likely they will reach the milestone age of 90 than either men or shorter, heavier women. If these […]

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Ectopic Pregnancy (Tubal Pregnancy)

Ectopic Pregnancy (Tubal Pregnancy)

What are risk factors for ectopic pregnancy? Age: Ectopic pregnancy can occur in any woman, of any age, who is ovulating and is sexually active with a male partner. The highest likelihood ectopic pregnancy occurs in women aged 35-44 years. History: The greatest risk factor for an ectopic pregnancy is a prior history of an […]

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Health Tip: Prevent Skin Problems at the Gym

Health Tip: Prevent Skin Problems at the Gym

(HealthDay News) — Germs may thrive at the gym, creating a perfect breeding ground for skin infections. Bacteria, viruses and fungi thrive in warm and moist places, such as the locker room or sweaty gym equipment, the American Academy of Dermatology says. Latest Skin News The academy mentions these preventive tips: Wear loose-fitting, moisture-wicking clothing. […]

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How to Safely Use Plastic Containers in Your Microwave

How to Safely Use Plastic Containers in Your Microwave

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For many, a microwave is indispensable, but questions remain about the safety of containers used to cook and reheat food in it. Most of the controversy surrounds the chemicals used to make plastic containers soft or clear, like BPA […]

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Many Addiction Centers Lack Anti-Opioid Meds: Study

Many Addiction Centers Lack Anti-Opioid Meds: Study

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although the U.S. opioid epidemic dates back more than a decade, only 6 percent of treatment centers in 2016 offered the three medications approved to treat opioid addiction, new research reveals. And only about a third offered even one […]