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Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

March 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

When the afternoon slump hits in the middle of a busy workday, many of us may feel tempted to catch some shut-eye in a quiet corner. Daytime napping can definitely help boost our energy levels and productivity for the rest […]


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Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

March 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes, according to the latest statistics. Over 9 percent of the U.S. population is living with diabetes, and more than 84 million people are living with prediabetes — […]


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Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts

March 12, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Sleep deprivation can contribute to a host of mental and physical problems, including depression, diabetes, and impaired cognitive functioning. Now, research from the University of California (UC), Berkeley has linked sleep deprivation to another effect: social isolation. According to the […]


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Novel drug shows potential to prevent sepsis progression

March 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Research into a new breakthrough therapy in the fight against sepsis has shown that the drug has potential to stop all sepsis-causing bacteria from triggering organ damage in the early stages of the condition. The pre-clinical trial of InnovoSep, carried […]


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Study reveals how the microbiota controls activity of immune cells

March 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A host protein called Serum Amyloid A (Saa) is a major factor mediating the effects of the microbiota on the function of immune cells called neutrophils, according to a study published March 7 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by […]


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Cancer: Does mental health influence a person’s outlook?

March 8, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Though the cancer mortality rates in the United States have “declined steadily” during the past 20 years, it remains the second leading cause of death, both in the U.S. and globally. Worldwide, about 1 in 6 deaths are attributable to […]


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MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk

March 7, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The furor surrounding vaccines and their relationship with autism has been rumbling along for decades. A paper published in 1998 first described a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Both the findings and the lead […]


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How does your brain make sense of ‘the bigger picture?’

March 7, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The human brain is a complex piece of machinery, able to absorb, process, hold, update, and recall a vast amount of information that has allowed us, as a species, not only to survive but to thrive in a world full […]


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Americans Sit More Than Anytime In History And It’s Literally Killing Us

March 6, 2019

Via: Forbes

Everyone knows that being sedentary is bad for your health. It’s not the act of sitting itself that will kill you, but the repercussions of moving too little. But, few individuals know just how bad it can really be, or […]


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As measles outbreak spreads, study finds no link between vaccine and autism

March 6, 2019

Via: CNBC

There’s no link between autism and the vaccine that prevents measles, mumps and rubella, according to a new study that challenges a push by some parents against vaccinating their children. The study in Denmark is one of the largest research […]


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This sleep disorder puts people at ‘very high risk’ of Parkinson’s

March 6, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicate that every year, approximately 50,000 people in the United States learn that they have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological condition that affects a person’s motor function and exposes them to other neurodegenerative […]


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How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson’s?

March 5, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that usually stands out for the motor symptoms that it causes, which include tremors, rigidity in the limbs, impaired balance, and a lack of control over movements. However, this condition also has numerous other […]


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Cocoa may help treat common MS symptom

March 5, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 400,000 people in the United States and approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. MS affects the central nervous system. Symptoms often include muscle weakness, burning sensations, numbness, chronic pain, poor balance […]


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Working long hours increases depression risk in women

March 4, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

A new study that now appears in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that working excessively long days could be detrimental to mental health. The team came to this conclusion by looking at data collected from Understanding Society, […]


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Health risks of smokeless tobacco product often misunderstood by American smokers

March 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the April 2019 issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors, provides […]