New research suggests that high intensity, sports based exercise has benefits for cardiovascular health, but continual heavy lifting at work may have a negative impact. Health experts have consistently promoted the benefits of physical activity, particularly for preventing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of premature fatalities worldwide. A study in Hypertension has now begun to
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Hearing a cracking or popping in the shoulder can be unsettling. However, unless it accompanies pain, swelling, or other symptoms, joint cracking and popping are generally harmless. Cracking, clicking, and popping sounds are quite common in the joints. Doctors refer to this as crepitus. Though crepitus happens often, the reason that joints pop is not
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Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin that affects the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. People with physical jobs that require them to wear enclosed footwear for extended periods, such as those working as farmers or soldiers, may be more likely to develop the infection because bacteria thrive
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The distal interphalangeal joint connects the bones at the tips of the fingers. Many people with arthritis experience pain at this location. People who experience distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint pain may also experience other symptoms, depending on which type of arthritis they have. Getting a diagnosis for arthritis as early as possible is vital, as
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The West Nile and Zika viruses are responsible for healthcare emergencies around the world, affecting hundreds of people. Currently, however, there are no antiviral treatments that specifically target these viruses. Can the findings from a new mouse study turn the table on West Nile and Zika? Over the past few years, researchers and medical professionals
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Prostate-specific antigen screening is linked with a considerable reduction in the risk of death from prostate cancer, suggests a new review. The findings oppose current guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which advise against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer due to lack of evidence that it lowers the risk
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A recent study has found that eating habits differ between families with one child, compared to families with more than one child. Encouraging children to make healthy food choices can be a challenge, with many factors at play that impact on food and beverage choices. A recent study has investigated the impact of family dynamics,
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This Most Potent Antibiotic will solve Alzheimer, respiratory issues, liver diseases, gastric issues With certainty, turmeric is one of the most popular spices in the whole world and it has extraordinary culinary and medicinal properties. It has been used in Ayurvedic, Indian, and Chinese medicine for a long period of time. This spice has a
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In the largest study of its kind, researchers identify similarities in the brain activity of people with major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. Mental health disorders, although incredibly prevalent, remain poorly understood. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, almost 1 in 5 adults in the United States live
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Testicles come in many different shapes and sizes. It is also common for one testicle to be slightly larger than the other and for one testicle to hang lower. Due to this extensive variability, there are several different ways to measure a person’s testicles. One measurement looks at volume, which averages about 20 cubic centimeters
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  Nose hairs are a natural part of the human body, and everyone has them. Nose hairs help prevent potential allergens and other foreign objects from entering the nostrils. They also help keep air moist as it comes into the nasal passages. Although nose hairs are perfectly normal, some people find long hairs that protrude
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Crohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause inflammation in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus, though it most commonly affects the intestines. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but it can go into remission, during which a person experiences very few symptoms, if any.
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In a recent study, researchers attempt to determine how neighbourhood walkability and cardiovascular risk are related using a Canadian study sample. Cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of mortality worldwide. Exercise can be helpful in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, unfortunately, only about one in four Americans participate in regular exercise activities. The negative
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