Month: September 2019

For most people, bulging veins on the hands and arms are a cosmetic issue. However, in less common cases, bulging veins in this area of the body may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Many bulging veins are superficial. Although some people may find their visibility bothersome, they are not harmful. However, anyone
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Sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy have stumped researchers for decades. According to a new study, seemingly harmless acid reflux might offer some clues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy. For around 30 percent of these individuals, medication does not adequately
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New research suggests that antibiotics may raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by altering the gut microbiota. About 1.3 million adults in the United States are living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the joints. Researchers do not yet fully understand what drives RA, although they suspect a combination of
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Hot yoga differs from traditional yoga in many ways, including its emphasis on hot and humid conditions. There are many claims about the potential health benefits of hot yoga, but there is limited scientific support for some of them. In this article, learn what hot yoga is, its possible benefits, and the risks to consider
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A diagnosis of breast cancer can be scary and difficult. Patients often have many questions about treatment options and how the disease will change their daily lives. More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/ Journalists: Clean and nat sound versions of this pkg available for download at https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/ Register (free)
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Recent years have seen a rise in do-it-yourself care products, from deodorant to soap and toothpaste. Recipes for homemade sunscreen are some of the most popular among social media users. However, a new study warns that homemade sunscreen may offer no protection against ultraviolets. A quick Google search for the term “homemade sunscreen” will list
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Hackers do not always target retail stores and banks; they also target hospitals. By doing so, they can obtain a significant amount of extremely sensitive information. Recent research identifies what types of information hackers steal during a hospital data breach. Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,
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How many fewer calories do you have to eat every day to lose one pound of body fat? Subscribe to Dr. Greger’s free nutrition newsletter and get the Evidence-Based Eating Guide: A Healthy Living Resource from Dr. Greger and NutritionFacts.org. Sign up at https://www.nutritionfacts.org/healthkit. If it were just a matter of your weight settling at
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Naproxen and ibuprofen are both nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They reduce pain, stiffness, swelling, and fever connected with inflammation. Naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil) are available at higher strengths as prescriptions and lower strengths when purchased
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Some genetic risk factors for high cholesterol may not apply to non-European populations, study finds. Over the last decade, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have evolved into a powerful tool for genetics research. By scanning whole-genome samples, GWAS can detect genetic variations that contribute to human disease susceptibility. GWAS have been used to identify genetic risk
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A recent study examined the effects of spousal relationship quality on the amount and frequency of parent-child communication. The interactions between the psychological wellbeing of parents and their children are often investigated by researchers. Family psychologists often attempt to determine how different factors in one or both parents, influence their relationship to their child, and
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A new phase I/II open-label, dose-escalation trial has recently tested the effectiveness of a “Trojan horse” drug in treating multiple types of otherwise treatment-resistant cancer in its late stages. Recently, a team of experts from The Institute of Cancer Research in London and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust — both in the United Kingdom
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Scientists have developed an accurate biochemical test that detects prions in the blood of patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. If validated, it could lead to a valuable tool for pre-symptom diagnosis of the disease and screening of donated blood supply. The team – led by senior author Claudio Soto, professor of neurology at the University
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Researchers examined different intervention styles on resilience in parents of children with cancer. Parents of children with cancer can go through an abundance of psychological stress. Whether it is financial concerns, understanding their child’s illness, having a hard time caregiving, or overall distress. Psychological interventions aim to help parents deal with these stresses. The intervention
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Hospital intercoms sometimes blare unfamiliar codes and alerts that may be confusing to patients. Each hospital code refers to a specific emergency situation. Code blue means that there is an urgent medical emergency. This is usually a patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest. Other codes denote other emergencies, such as an active shooter or hazardous
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