What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

Slideshow: How Can I Track My MS Symptoms? By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people think of their brain as an overstuffed attic. Every square-inch is either crammed with information or working […]

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Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients’ Health

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 — Emergency room visits for high blood pressure surged following last year’s recall of the popular heart drug valsartan, Canadian researchers report. Within the first month of the recall, there was a 55% increase of people coming to Ontario-area emergency departments complaining of high blood pressure, said lead researcher Cynthia Jackevicius. […]

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Why Vaping Is the Best Way to Trick Yourself Into Quitting

November 16, 2019 Posted by: Shane Dwyer Category: Vaporizers Smoking is, by far, one of the toughest habits to kick. While the nicotine contained in cigarettes is a highly addictive substance, the habit itself becomes a type of addiction. It’s easy to become dependent on cigarettes and to feel like your […]

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Philippine students turn littered dog poo into bricks

MANILA (Reuters) – A group of secondary school students in the Philippines has found a way to convert poo from stray dogs into a mixture for bricks, aiming to rid city streets of excrement and potentially even lower construction costs. As part of a research project, eighth graders in the Payatas district north of the […]

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Umbilical Cord ‘Milking’ Dangerous for Preemies

Get Help for Your Baby’s Eczema By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Squeezing the last drops of blood from the umbilical cord has been touted to help preterm babies get more of the […]

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As Disease Outbreaks Tied to ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ Rise, States Take Action

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 — Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases are on the across rise in the United States, often fueled by “anti-vaxxer” parents reluctant to immunize their kids. However, states are countering these trends with laws to boost childhood vaccination rates and safeguard children, a new study finds. “Vaccines are our best public health tool […]

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How Can CBD Help You Lose Weight?

November 16, 2019 Posted by: Shane Dwyer Category: CBD Oil CBD, as is well known, teeters back and forth between scientific insight and mass attention and popularity. Research is limited and regulations are loose, so distinguishing between fact and fiction, especially when so much contradiction exists, is like wading through a […]

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Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe

Living With a Sexually Transmitted Disease By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies […]

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Could Short People Have an Advantage When It Comes to A-Fib?

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 — Tall folks might be able to reach that high top shelf, but there’s a price — they may be more likely to develop a potentially dangerous abnormal heart rhythm than shorter folks. New research finds that a person’s risk of atrial fibrillation (a-fib) increases by about 3% for every inch […]

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Why You Should Invest In Marijuana Stocks

November 19, 2019 Posted by: Shane Dwyer Category: Uncategorized Individuals who are constantly on the lookout for new investment opportunities may find the venture that they need in marijuana stocks. Though still a relatively new vehicle, especially compared to other, older stock options, there are numerous advantages that individuals can look […]

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‘The ducks have won’: French court says they may keep on quacking

Ducks are pictured at the home of Dominique Douthe, whose neighbours took her to court over her ducksÕ loud quacking, in Soustons, France, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Regis DuvignaŸ DAX, France (Reuters) – The ducks on a small French smallholding may carry on quacking, a French court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting a neighbor’s complaint that the […]

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Trump Backs Off Flavored E-Cigarette Ban

Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma Nov. 18, 2019 — U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge in September to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes to stem the rise in vaping among young people appears to be weakening. Two months […]

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Muscle in Middle Age Might Help Men’s Hearts Later

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 — Middle-aged men who maintain their muscle mass may lower their risk of heart disease as they get older, a new study suggests. Beginning in the mid-30s, muscle begins to decline by about 3% each decade. Previous studies found that muscle mass is associated with heart attack/stroke risk, but those studies […]

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Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A cheap drug that’s been around for centuries as a gout treatment might also shield heart attack survivors from future heart crises, new trial results show. The drug, colchicine, is derived from a […]

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Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Cardiac Arrest Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 — Sudden cardiac death is terrifying because it’s exactly that — one minute you’re fine and the next you’re facing death, with no warning and no prior symptoms. Now, new research shows the secret to who’s at risk for cardiac arrest and who isn’t could lie in people’s genes. And a […]

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