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How safe are probiotics?

How safe are probiotics?

Amid the increasing rise of probiotic use in Western society, a recent journal article asks whether we should evaluate the products’ safety with a little more scrutiny. Probiotics are popular, but what does the evidence say? For millennia, humans have consumed foods rich with live bacteria. Yogurt, for instance, dates back to at least 5000 […]

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Lyrica vs. Tramadol

Lyrica vs. Tramadol

Lyrica vs. tramadol differences and similarities Lyrica (pregabalin) and tramadol are used to treat 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. Tramadol is used to manage moderate to […]

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Prilosec (omeprazole) vs. Nexium (esomeprazole)

Prilosec (omeprazole) vs. Nexium (esomeprazole)

Medically reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP; Board Certified Emergency Medicine REFERENCE: Omeprazole Compound SummaryPubChem Esomeprazole Compound SummaryPubChem FDA Prescribing Information “The Parietal Cell: Mechanism of Acid Secretion”Vivo Biomedical HyperText BooksColorado State University “Kir4.1 Channel Expression Is Essential for Parietal Cell Control of Acid Secretion”Penghong Song et alJournal of Biological Chemistry; March, 2011 “Morphological […]

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This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Altering certain neural pathways may improve cognitive ability in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the 15 leading causes of disability globally. In the United States, this condition affects more than 3 million people. Symptoms of schizophrenia […]

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Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Some research suggests a link between low vitamin D levels and a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia. New evidence indicates that this notion may be correct. A new study has investigated the link between low vitamin D levels and schizophrenia risk. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, schizophrenia is one of the leading […]

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5 natural ways to reduce breast size

5 natural ways to reduce breast size

Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. There is no right or wrong. For some people, however, large breasts can get in the way of daily life. There is some evidence that large bra cup sizes are related to shoulder and neck pain. People may also want to reduce their breast size […]

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10 ways to boost libido

10 ways to boost libido

Libido, or sex drive, naturally varies between individuals. Having a low sex drive is not necessarily a problem, but if a person wishes to boost their libido, they can try a range of effective natural methods. Anxiety, relationship difficulties, health concerns, and age can all affect libido. While a low libido is not usually problematic, […]

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Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms

Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that affects many people across the world. Due to symptoms such as abdominal pain, this disorder can have a big impact on life quality. New research, however, reveals that hypnotherapy can improve life for those with the condition. Can hypnotherapy truly relieve IBS symptoms?. People with irritable bowel […]

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Does bromelain have any health benefits?

Does bromelain have any health benefits?

Bromelain is an enzyme mixture present in the pineapple. People tend to use bromelain as a supplement for various health benefits, including relieving sinus problems, reducing inflammation, and improving digestion. There is varied scientific evidence surrounding the effectiveness of using bromelain for these purposes. This article will look at the reported benefits, as well as […]

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What are the best sleeping pills?

What are the best sleeping pills?

Many people take sleeping pills to get much-needed rest. Sleeping pills may be sedatives or hypnotics, and they come in many forms. People can choose natural, prescription, or over-the-counter pills. This article will describe the types of sleeping pills, then look at their uses and safety profiles. Which sleeping pill is right for me? A […]