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Can you smoke and donate blood?

Can you smoke and donate blood?

The majority of people can donate blood. However, those who use nicotine products, cannabis products, or both may wonder whether or not they can donate blood. Hospitals and health clinics use donated blood to treat various medical conditions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of blood donations collected around the world per […]

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The pH of water: What to know

The pH of water: What to know

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. In its purest form, water has a pH of 7, which is at the exact center of the pH scale. Particles in the water can change the pH of the water, and most water for use […]

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Parks with irregular shapes may boost longevity

Parks with irregular shapes may boost longevity

More and more studies are emphasizing the importance of green spaces for longevity. New research adds an important nuance to the mounting evidence — the shape of these parks also plays an important part in staving off mortality risk. Share on Pinterest Medical News Today have just reported on the most comprehensive analysis to date […]

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Can the keto diet help beat the flu?

Can the keto diet help beat the flu?

Results of a new study in mice suggest that the body may be able to defeat the influenza virus if a person has the right sort of diet — a ketogenic, or keto, diet. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that the ketogenic diet may help combat the flu virus. Infection with the influenza virus, better […]

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Sex Isn’t Always What Drives ‘Sexting’

Latest Sexual Health News FRIDAY, Nov. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Sexting” may sound salacious, but it isn’t always about sex, a new study shows. In fact, two-thirds of adults who send these sexually oriented text messages don’t have sex in mind at all, the Texas Tech University researchers report. Some sexting is about foreplay […]

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Cystic Acne

Cystic Acne

What are treatments and medications for cystic acne? Over-the-counter (OTC) medications, usually containing salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide, and topical prescription medications have much less a role in the treatment of severe cystic acne than they do in milder acne. Topical acne medications like azelaic acid (Finacea, Azelex), dapsone (Aczone), benzoyl peroxide (BPO) combined with […]

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How to Prevent Holiday Headaches

How to Prevent Holiday Headaches

Latest Migraine News SATURDAY, Nov. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The holiday season can give you real headaches, but you can take action to prevent them, an expert says. To reduce stress, make plans well in advance and know your limits, advised Dr. Bing Liao, a neurologist at Houston Methodist. “The nature of the holiday […]

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Dreams Are Training Ground for Fearful Real-Life Situations

Dreams Are Training Ground for Fearful Real-Life Situations

Latest Mental Health News SUNDAY, Dec. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bad dreams can help people react better to frightening situations when they’re awake, a finding that could lead to dream-based therapies for anxiety, Swiss researchers say. They analyzed the dreams of 18 people and pinpointed which brain areas were activated when participants experienced fear […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Agarkar, S., N. Mahgoub, and R.C. Young. “Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in bipolr disorder.” Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 23.2 Spring 2011: E12-E13. Albanese, M.J., S.E. Nelson, A.J. Peller, and H.J. Shaffer. “Bipolar Disorder as a Risk Factor for Repeat DUI Behavior.” Journal of Affective Disorders 121.3 Mar. 2010. Altshuler, L.L., R.W. Kupka, […]