Aging

Bone density is important to a person’s overall health. If the bones lose density, they may break easily. Bone density changes over time. Throughout childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, the bones absorb nutrients and minerals, gaining strength. However, as a person enters their late 20s, they have reached their peak bone mass, which means that
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Leg cramps at night, or nocturnal leg cramps, are common and can occur due to inactivity during the day, tired muscles, or certain medical conditions. Leg cramps, also called charley horses, are uncontrolled spasms in the muscles of the leg that may be painful. They typically occur in the calf muscles, though they may also
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A bump on the elbow can occur for numerous reasons, such as skin irritation, arthritis, or an injury. People can treat most elbow bumps with over-the-counter medication or rest. Underlying medical conditions, such as arthritis, can cause permanent tissue damage if left untreated, however. In this article, we cover eight possible causes of bumps on
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Turmeric is a spice that has anti-inflammatory properties. Many people believe that it can relieve arthritis symptoms, especially when paired with other inflammation-fighting foods. This article looks at 10 ways to use turmeric in tasty, healthful recipes. People have used turmeric for a variety of health conditions for thousands of years. One of its compounds,
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To some, gout sounds like a medieval condition consigned to the history books; the name has an almost comical ring to it. In reality, gout is incredibly painful and surprisingly common. Here, we ask why no one is talking about gout. Gout is a common form of arthritis that hyperuricemia, a buildup of uric acid
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Using tea bags on the eyes is an accessible and inexpensive home remedy. It not only aids relaxation but may also help with several eye ailments. Camellia sinensis and Camellia sinensis assamica are two varieties of the tea plant that grow in around 45 countries, including China, India, Japan, and Sri Lanka. These two tea
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New research examines the associations between migraine and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as related forms of dementia. The study finds that migraine is “a significant risk factor” for Alzheimer’s and all‐cause dementia. According to the American Migraine Association, about 36 million people of all ages in the United States regularly experience migraine. That is about
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New research has found a correlation between taking osteoporosis drugs and a lower risk of premature mortality. However, many people ignore their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking medication for bone health, the investigators note. Osteoporosis is an age related condition that renders bone frailer and more prone to fractures. While this condition is
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a category of conditions that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD is a progressive condition that gets steadily worse. Over time, the body becomes less able to take in enough oxygen. This can ultimately result in death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic
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Apple cider vinegar is a sour liquid made from fermented apple products. Many people believe that it is a cure-all for a variety of health conditions, including gout, and some research does suggest that it could be beneficial. Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the
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Raspberry ketone, sometimes called rheosmin or frambinone, is the compound that gives raspberries their distinct smell. Some people claim that it also offers health benefits, but there is not yet enough research to confirm this belief. Raspberry ketone supplements have gained popularity on the health food scene as a weight loss aid, despite the lack
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Scientists in Japan have, for the first time, treated a damaged cornea using induced pluripotent stem cells. According to the surgeon, the person’s vision has improved since the procedure. Scientists create induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells by reprogramming adult cells. This process converts the cells into embryonic-like cells, which means that they can develop into
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