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 2018-09-21 16:00 

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Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay...

While inflammation helps atherosclerosis plaques build up inside arteries, it also has a key role in preventing the more advanced plaques from rupturing....

 2018-09-21 15:00 

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Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch...

Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more....

 2018-09-21 14:00 

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How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain...

A new study reviews the effects of cannabis on the experience of pain. The results highlight the affective component in cannabis's pain-relieving effects....

 2018-09-21 13:00 

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What to know about the last week of birth control pills...

The last week of a birth control pill pack often contains placebo pills. These are inactive pills containing no hormones. Learn if people need to take these pills or if they can skip them to miss their period....

 2018-09-21 12:00 

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Should you take a pregnancy test? 10 signs...

Nausea, a missed period, and breast changes are all common early signs of pregnancy. Learn more about these and other signs that you should take a pregnancy test....

 2018-09-21 11:00 

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High-fiber foods for a healthful diet...

Fiber is an essential nutrient for boosting heart and gut health, and yet hardly anyone includes enough of it in their daily diet. In this article, we explain some of the best high-fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains....

 2018-09-21 10:00 

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Scientists create human esophagus in stem cell first...

For the first time, scientists have created a human esophagus entirely from stem cells. The organoids may help treat conditions such as esophageal cancer....

 2018-09-21 07:00 

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Fighting brain cancer with the Zika virus...

Scientists have found some surprising common ground between the Zika virus and brain cancer. They hope that a Zika vaccine may help combat glioblastoma....

 2018-09-20 20:00 

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What are the early signs of COPD?...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that cause breathing difficulties. COPD tends to get worse over time, so early detection and treatment are essential. Early signs and symptoms include coughing, excess mucus p...

 2018-09-20 19:00 

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What are the early signs of MS?...

The early signs and symptoms of MS can vary widely, and some can be significantly challenging or debilitating. Here, learn more about the early symptoms of MS, such as vision problems and numbness, and when to consult a doctor....

 2018-09-20 18:00 

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Can people with type 2 diabetes stop taking metformin?...

Metformin treats type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. It is generally a safe and effective medication. However, metformin can cause side effects, and a person may be able to control their blood sugar by making lifestyle changes involving diet a...

 2018-09-20 17:00 

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How to tell the difference between PMS and pregnancy symptoms...

Many symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and early pregnancy are similar, such as mood changes, breast tenderness, and fatigue. However, other symptoms are specific to pregnancy. Learn to tell the difference here....

 2018-09-20 16:00 

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Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly...

A study of people who had strokes finds that symptoms were less severe in those who did light to moderate exercise, such as 4 hours of walking per week....

 2018-09-20 15:00 

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How a protein works with gut bacteria to prevent obesity...

Learning more about the inflammatory mechanisms that promote obesity can help us find new treatments for this metabolic condition, new research shows....

 2018-09-20 14:00 

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Signs and symptoms of STDs in men...

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect anyone, but some symptoms are different for men and women. In this article, we look at the signs and symptoms of common STIs in men and when they typically occur. ...

 2018-09-20 14:00 

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Dementia: New risk factor examined...

A number of risk factors are known for dementia; these include hypertension, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and smoking. A new study may add another....

 2018-09-20 13:00 

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What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?...

A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when something presses against a nerve coming from the neck. This often causes pain and weakness in the arm. Many cases resolve without treatment, but some need medication and s...

 2018-09-20 10:00 

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Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?...

Experts review the legal, neuro-ethical, and social consequences of using transcranial electrical stimulation to boost creativity....

 2018-09-20 07:00 

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Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety?...

Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition....

 2018-09-19 21:00 

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Is carrageenan safe to eat?...

Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possible si...

 2018-09-19 20:00 

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How to do a foot detox...

Some people believe that a foot detox can remove toxins from the body and leave people feeling refreshed. While foot detox machines are available, people can also make their own footbaths at home. These footbaths can help remove dirt and dead skin, as wel...

 2018-09-19 19:00 

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How to give an intramuscular injection...

Intramuscular injections are for medicines that people must inject into a muscle rather than the bloodstream or fatty tissue. In this article, find out the standard locations for intramuscular injections. We also provide a step-by-step guide on how to giv...

 2018-09-19 18:00 

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What are the stages of Crohn's disease?...

Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although Crohn's disease tends to get worse over time, symptoms can vary considerably and may sometimes disappear for weeks or even years. For this reason, doctors usually do not ...

 2018-09-19 17:00 

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Fifteen healthful high-carb foods...

Carbohydrates provide essential fuel for the body and are necessary for it to function efficiently. Many high-carb foods offer health benefits, such as providing fiber, protein, and key vitamins. In this article, we list the best high-carb foods to includ...

 2018-09-19 16:00 

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Daily aspirin does not make for a longer, 'disability-free' life...

Daily low-dose aspirin does not help healthy older people with no history of heart problems live a longer dementia- and disability-free life, a study says....

 2018-09-19 15:00 

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Through my eyes: Aortic dissection...

Timo Sderlund is the co-founder of Global Aortic Awareness Day. He started this after being diagnosed with the condition in 2012....

 2018-09-19 14:00 

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Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk?...

New research finds more evidence that low levels of vitamin D are linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. Obesity is also a factor, authors confirm....

 2018-09-19 10:00 

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Key molecule explains why bones weaken with age...

New research reveals the molecular dynamic that explains why bones become more frail as we age. The findings may improve treatments for osteoporosis....

 2018-09-19 07:00 

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Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk...

A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer....

 2018-09-18 22:00 

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What are the best foods to avoid during a Crohn's disease flare-up?...

The symptoms of Crohn's disease can worsen after eating certain foods, while other foods can help improve symptoms. The best foods to eat and avoid differ during a flare-up, however. We look at foods that people with Crohn's should avoid during a ...

 2018-09-18 21:00 

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Non-insulin drugs for treating type 2 diabetes...

Type 2 diabetes prevents the body from responding to insulin correctly, leading to high levels of blood sugar. Some people require insulin injections, but others can manage the condition with oral or other injectable medications. Learn more here....

 2018-09-18 20:00 

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What can make urination painful?...

There are many possible causes of painful urination, or dysuria, including bacterial infections and health conditions that place extra pressure on the bladder. Fortunately, most of these potential causes are highly treatable. Learn more about 10 causes of...

 2018-09-18 19:00 

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Thumb arthritis: What to know...

Thumb arthritis, or basal joint arthritis, affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It can cause pain and limit the thumb's range of movement. Thumb arthritis is usually a type of osteoarthritis, meaning it develops due to wear and tear. Learn abou...

 2018-09-18 18:00 

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Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know...

During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the womb, including anterior, posterior, transverse lie, and three types of breech position...

 2018-09-18 17:00 

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What are the benefits of protein powder?...

People can use protein powder to supplement their protein intake, help build muscle, aid muscle recovery, and encourage healthy weight loss. In this article, learn about these and other health benefits of protein powder. We also cover the different types ...

 2018-09-18 16:00 

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Schizophrenia: 'Resyncing' brain circuits could halt symptoms...

'Resyncing' brain circuits in an adult mouse model of schizophrenia eliminated some neural and behavioral symptoms of the disorder, a new study found....

 2018-09-18 15:00 

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Can eating this type of sugar prevent weight gain?...

Newly published research finds that mannose, a type of sugar, has surprising effects on metabolism, weight gain, and the gut's microbiome....

 2018-09-18 14:00 

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MS: Is a 'rogue' brain and lymph node interaction to blame?...

New research suggests that the brain sends a 'rogue' signal to the immune system through lymphatic vessels, thus triggering multiple sclerosis mechanisms....

 2018-09-18 13:00 

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Double mastectomy recovery: What to know...

It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of...

 2018-09-18 12:00 

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How does RA affect different parts of the body?...

The hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is pain in the joints, but it can also affect many other body parts. In this article, we look at the diverse systemic and long-term effects of RA....

 2018-09-18 10:00 

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High blood pressure breakthrough: Over 500 genes uncovered...

The world's largest genetic study of hypertension finds that the number of genetic loci involved is three times larger than previously thought....

 2018-09-18 07:00 

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Research reveals four distinct personality clusters...

Existing personality tests have long been criticized by experts as unreliable. New 'big data' research, however, reveals four solid personality clusters....

 2018-09-17 21:00 

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Leukemia rash pictures...

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. Symptoms may include petechiae, which are tiny red, brown, or purple spots on the skin that resemble a rash. Rashes and other skin conditions are common and are not usually signs of cancer. Lear...

 2018-09-17 20:00 

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Safest condoms and methods of use...

Most condom brands are safe, but people should still check the labels to make sure they are effective against pregnancy and STIs. Novelty and natural condoms may not be as safe as others. Male and female condoms have slightly different safety levels. In t...

 2018-09-17 19:00 

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What to know about rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy...

Many women with rheumatoid arthritis experience a reduction in symptoms during pregnancy. However, this is not always the case, and some women may experience a flare shortly after childbirth. In this article, learn how rheumatoid arthritis affects pregnan...

 2018-09-17 18:00 

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Typical testosterone levels in males and females...

Testosterone levels vary depending on a person's sex, age, and physical activity levels. Testosterone levels that are too high or too low may cause a range of potential complications including infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learn mo...

 2018-09-17 17:00 

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Which essential oils can help with ear infections?...

Some essential oils have antimicrobial or antiviral properties, which makes them possible candidates for treating ear infections. Some people find that placing a small amount of diluted essential oil into or around the ear can help reduce the symptoms of ...

 2018-09-17 16:00 

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Probiotics may help battle antibiotic resistance...

Probiotics are known to reduce the risk of certain infections. The latest study finds that they may also reduce the need for antibiotics....

 2018-09-17 15:00 

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Study overturns what we know about kidney stones...

New research uses cutting-edge technology to study kidney stones. The findings change what we know about their nature, composition, and behavior....

 2018-09-17 14:00 

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Weight loss surgery: How taste influences success...

How does a person's taste in foods following weight loss surgery influence how successful the procedure is? A new study may have answered this question....

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