Month: October 2018

People with diabetes need to be aware of their carbohydrate intake. Although potatoes are a starchy vegetable, it is still possible for a person with diabetes to enjoy them as part of a healthful diet. When a person eats, the body converts the carbohydrates and sugars into a simple sugar called glucose, which enters the
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of conditions that affect how well a person breathes. Doctors usually treat the condition with bronchodilators but may also prescribe steroids. Risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) include cigarette smoking or exposure to irritants, such as chemicals or pollution. These factors can damage the air sacs
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Regular exposure to stress can impact our physical and mental health, but how does it actually affect our brains? One new Harvard Medical School study answers that question. According to new research, high levels of stress hormones can impact how well the brain functions. Stress — especially when we experience it on a regular basis
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Emotional exhaustion can arise when someone experiences a period of excessive stress in their work or personal life. When people experience emotional exhaustion, it can make them feel emotionally drained, overwhelmed, and fatigued. These feelings tend to build up over a long period, though people may not notice the early warning signs. This can have
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Researchers from Colorado and Florida have found that a drug commonly used to control blood pressure could have another use: preventing and treating type 1 diabetes. Researchers have identified a blood pressure drug that could help to prevent type 1 diabetes. The new research — co-authored by Dr. Aaron Michels, an associate professor of medicine
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Cancer ribbons are simple loops of ribbon that people wear to show their support for people who have cancer or to spread awareness about the disease. There are many different types of cancer ribbons, each with their own symbolic color. In this article, we list all the cancer ribbon colors and their purposes, as well
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Regulators are considering prohibiting some e-cigarette sales in convenience stores and confining them to vape shops, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. High school e-cigarette use surged 77 percent last year, Gottlieb said in an interview on “Squawk Box,” citing preliminary figures from the federal Youth Tobacco Survey. Middle school
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Having itchy eyebrows is not usually something to worry about. It may be annoying, but it will often go away on its own. In some cases, it may be a sign of a skin condition, an infection, or an allergic reaction. This article will look at what it might mean to have an itch in
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More high school kids are smoking cigarettes as vaping surges, reversing a two-decade-long decline. Last year, 8.1 percent of high school students reported smoking cigarettes, up from 7.6 percent in 2016, according to federal health officials, who asked not to be named because the data haven’t been publicly released. The increase is not statistically significant,
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A bee sting can result in a swollen, painful bump. In most cases, people can easily treat bee stings at home. The pain and swelling around the site of a sting will usually go away in a few days without treatment. In the meantime, home remedies can reduce discomfort and speed the healing process. However,
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Many guidelines recommend avoiding sushi during pregnancy, but sushi lovers will be pleased to learn that they can enjoy this food again after the baby is born. Although sushi is suitable to eat while breastfeeding, women should continue to avoid certain types of fish that are high in mercury. Many other types of fish, both
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Being physically active for at least 2.5 hours per week could delay decline in mental capacity in a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease that starts years earlier, according to recently published research. Evidence suggests that a person can alter risk factors for Alzheimers’s disease by adopting a healthy lifestyle. The finding comes from an international
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Highlights for alprazolam Alprazolam oral tablet is available as a generic drug and as brand-name drugs. Brand names: Alprazolam Intensol, Xanax, and Xanax XR. Alprazolam oral tablets come in immediate-release and extended-release forms, as well as an orally disintegrating form. Alprazolam also comes as an oral solution. Alprazolam is used for short-term treatment of anxiety
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Because there is no cure for dementia, accurately predicting who will go on to develop it is vital to minimize its impact. According to a new review, apathy may hold the key. A new study investigates apathy and its role in dementia onset. Dementia overwhelmingly impacts older adults. Although scientists know about some risk factors,
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A new study has found that people living with major depressive disorder are biologically older than people without depression, and that childhood trauma exacerbates this effect. The results illuminate the epigenetic mechanisms that might explain this discrepancy. Depression may cause premature aging, a recent study has suggested. Major depression is one of the most common
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Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that regular aspirin use can reduce the risk of developing liver cancer. Scientists reinvestigate aspirin and its impact on liver cancer. The findings — which appear in JAMA Oncology — support the results of prior studies on the same topic. Data from this report show that taking aspirin
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Breastfeeding can be challenging on its own, but having psoriasis can make it more uncomfortable and difficult. With the right approach, a woman can relieve her psoriasis symptoms safely while breastfeeding. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommend exclusively breastfeeding infants for the first 6 months of life. They then suggest gradually introducing foods while continuing
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Suppositories are solid medications that enter the body through the rectum, vagina, or urethra. Rectal suppositories are the most common type of suppository. Doctors recommend the different forms of suppositories for different medical conditions and purposes. People place some in the rectum and others in the vagina. Less commonly, a person will need to use
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Highlights for sumatriptan Sumatriptan oral tablets are available as both generic and brand-name drugs. Brand name: Imitrex. Sumatriptan also comes in a nasal spray, an injectable solution, or a nasal powder. Sumatriptan oral tablet is used to treat migraine headaches. It’s used when headache symptoms first start. It’s not used to prevent headaches. Important warnings
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