Your computer could be injuring your vertebrae!

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A research by San Francisco State University has revealed that checking your posture every now and then will help reduce strain on your neck, back, spine and vertebrae, if you use computers regularly. The researchers said that working on computers can lead to headaches or neck and backaches. Sitting at a computer… Read more »

“Morning people” have better chances of getting pregnant

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Planning motherhood? Becoming a morning person could make it easier to conceivethan for night owls, says a study. It could be because “morning people” have better chances of getting pregnant because they tend to be healthier with fewer illnesses, explained researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK. “By and… Read more »

Painless method to monitor glucose levels for diabetics discovered

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Researchers have designed a microneedle patch for people with diabetes to enable them to monitor their glucose levels throughout the day in a “painless” manner. Continuous monitoring is a way to safely and reliably lower blood glucose – giving the user a full picture of their glucose levels throughout the day and helping them avoid… Read more »

Spirulina could help reduce high blood pressure

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According to a new research published in the journal Hypertension, spirulina, made from algae, could help to reduce blood pressure. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the superfood, described as the “most complete food source in the world”, contains a specific protein which was found to relax arteries in the… Read more »

Is an Electric Band-Aid the Future of First Aid?

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After a century, adhesive bandages may get a makeover. In 2020, the Band-Aid — those seemingly flimsy bits of adhesive and cotton found in every medicine cabinet in America — will turn 100 years old. In that time span, the medical field has grown by leaps and bounds. Penicillin was… Read more »

What Parents Should Know About the Long-Term Effects of the Measles Virus

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An illness of the past makes a comeback. The measles virus — formerly a hallmark of childhood — used to infect 3 to 4 million people in the United States each year. But after a vaccine was developed, the disease was nearly eliminated by the year 2000. But now the disease has… Read more »

A Visual Exam May Not Be Enough for Skin Cancer Check

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Researchers say people concerned about potential melanoma should visit a doctor for more sophisticated exams. A mere visual inspection may not always be sufficient when it comes to a skin cancer diagnosis. That’s according to a research team from the University of Birmingham in the U.K., led by Jac Dinnes,… Read more »

How Lipid Level Tests Can Help People with Multiple Sclerosis

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Researchers say high lipid levels can lead to inflammation and disability in MS patients. Why should a person with multiple sclerosis be concerned about their lipid levels? For starters, their heart health and their quality of life might depend on it. A recent study demonstrated how high lipid levels in people with… Read more »

Infant Ibuprofen Recall: Here’s What You Should Know

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Check your medicine cabinet for these medications. Last week, in the midst of flu season, Tris Pharma, Inc. voluntarily recalled three batches of infant ibuprofen that may contain an increased amount of ibuprofen. The recalled products include 0.5-ounce bottles labeled “Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL.”… Read more »

Why People with HIV Have Higher Cancer Risk

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New study revealed how the virus could affect cancer cells. A new study shows how tiny intercellular bubbles may play a big role in altering the growth and spread of cancer in people who are HIV positive. Researchers with the Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine studied 18… Read more »