6 Multiple Sclerosis Natural Treatments to Manage Symptoms

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Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. MS affects 2.5 million people worldwide and around 400,000 people in the United States. What are the symptoms of MS and how is it diagnosed? MS symptoms affect each person differently. They can include weakness, numbness, cognitive changes and blurred vision. Currently there … Continue reading “6 Multiple Sclerosis Natural Treatments to Manage Symptoms”

6 Ways Social Media Affects Our Mental Health

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Health experts love to say that sitting is the new smoking. Given the number of diseases to which sitting is linked, and the number of people it apparently kills every year, sitting is one of the worst things we can do for health. But possibly as concerning is the thing that we often do while we’re sitting: … Continue reading “6 Ways Social Media Affects Our Mental Health”

Alcohole Alternative Treatment and medications

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What is alcoholism? If you want a dictionary definition, an alcoholic is a person who suffers from the disease of alcoholism. His or her brain has become dependent on alcohol to function, and without a drink, withdrawal symptoms occur. However, there is much more to the story. Alcoholism is a disease, and as with most … Continue reading “Alcohole Alternative Treatment and medications”

Antibody reduces bone metastases ‘100-fold’

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A team of scientists has designed a new weapon to use in the war against bone metastases. The initial results have recently been published, and they are very promising. The majority of cancer deaths are not due to the initial tumor; they are due to secondary tumors that develop in other parts of the body. … Continue reading “Antibody reduces bone metastases ‘100-fold’”

Apricot Benefits the Liver, Eyes & Digestive System

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Known for its tart flavor and distinct apricot color, this nutritious fruit is good for so much more than just making jams or baked goods. Boasting an extensive nutrient profile and a long list of benefits, the apricot is equally rich in both flavor and health-promoting properties — just like apricot seeds. The apricot is … Continue reading “Apricot Benefits the Liver, Eyes & Digestive System”

Dangerous to have belly fat?

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Every January, fat’s in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it wander when it’s lost? This, my friends, is Fat Month. … Continue reading “Dangerous to have belly fat?”

Diabetes: New pathway to treatment suggested by protein culprit

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What is the link between anxiety and diabetes? New research shows that a protein related to the development of anxiety and depression may also play a role in triggering diabetes. Scientists from the Max Planck Institutes hypothesize that an antagonist compound could be used to block its effect. The main known causes for type 2 … Continue reading “Diabetes: New pathway to treatment suggested by protein culprit”

Doctor Left a Scalpel Inside This Army Veteran’s Body. Now He’s Suing.

Items found inside patients after surgery aren’t unheard of. But one Army veteran is suing Veterans Affairs on claims a doctor left a scalpel left inside him in 2013. The man, 61-year-old Glenford Turner, went to get an MRI last March because of dizziness and long-term abdominal pain, according to his lawyers. Doctors reportedly tried … Continue reading “Doctor Left a Scalpel Inside This Army Veteran’s Body. Now He’s Suing.”

Drug overdoses contribute to record number of organ donors

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Though the number of lives lost to the US opioid epidemic continues to spike, it has also contributed to a record number of organ donations. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit that manages the nation’s organ transplant network, early data show that the number of deceased organ donors hit a record … Continue reading “Drug overdoses contribute to record number of organ donors”

E. Coli Deaths Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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At least two people were killed and dozens sickened by E. coli outbreaks in Canada and the United States that the authorities in Canada have linked to romaine lettuce. Health officials in the United States are not yet ready to blame the American outbreak to the leafy green. Still, they say, the Canadian finding has … Continue reading “E. Coli Deaths Linked to Romaine Lettuce”