General Health

  • Benefits of Vitamin D – Supplementation May Help Patients with TuberculosisBenefits of Vitamin D – Supplementation May Help Patients with Tuberculosis
    A steroid vitamin that has been shown to have a wide range of health benefits, ranging from improving bone health to preventing osteoporosis, vitamin D is a frequent supplement recommended by health care professionals. It can be obtained through sun exposure as well as food or beverages, or can be ...
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  • Fetal Health Risks – Using Opiates Linked to Fetal Health ProblemsFetal Health Risks – Using Opiates Linked to Fetal Health Problems
    During pregnancy, many drugs are considered to be off limits by medical professionals because of the effect they may have on the baby. Even if something is mild to the mother, it can carry fetal health risks. Aspirin is one example of this. Recent research now suggests that women who take opiates ...
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  • Fighting HIV Infection – Study Shows Protein in Bananas May HelpFighting HIV Infection – Study Shows Protein in Bananas May Help
    One of the areas of medical research that has made strong strides in recent years is in the efforts towards fighting HIV infection. While at this time there is still no cure for HIV, some promising new research has shown a potential solution. Studies undertaken at the University of Michigan Medical ...
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  • Get Rid of Chronic Pain on Your OwnGet Rid of Chronic Pain on Your Own
    Many people suffer from some type of chronic pain every day. The most common types of pain include migraine headaches, back and joint pain, strain or weak muscle injuries, and also pain in the limbs. When most people are experiencing some type of pain the will go to the medicine cabinet and get an ...
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  • Music Therapy – Studies Show Music May Relax Patients with Breathing ComplicationsMusic Therapy – Studies Show Music May Relax Patients with Breathing Complications
    Music has been a fundamental form of relaxation and entertainment for thousands of years, but new studies indicate that it may also be a means for relaxing patients who suffer from breathing complications. A study undertaken by scientists at Drexel University measured the effects of music therapy ...
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  • Reducing Hip Fracture Risk – Mild Exercise Routines May Help Elderly WomenReducing Hip Fracture Risk – Mild Exercise Routines May Help Elderly Women
    Because elderly women are the group of people most prone to osteoporosis, it’s important to find ways of reducing hip fracture risk. This is an age-related disorder in which the bones become brittle, and can even break more easily if care is not taken. By taking calcium supplements earlier in ...
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  • Sources of Antioxidants – Studies find New Natural SourcesSources of Antioxidants – Studies find New Natural Sources
    Anyone paying attention to food marketing may have noticed that more and more products on the shelves have been swift to point out their high levels of antioxidants. Research from the past few years, which remains ongoing, has supported the general idea that antioxidants are extremely beneficial ...
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  • Soy and Breast Cancer – Research Shows Soy can Slow Cancer DevelopmentSoy and Breast Cancer – Research Shows Soy can Slow Cancer Development
    Breast cancer can strike women of all ages, although those who are older in age tend to experience a higher rate of affliction. A recent study that was conducted at the University of Buffalo has found a link between soy and breast cancer. The isoflavones found in soy may be able to decrease the ...
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  • Vision Loss – Vitamin D May Protect VisionVision Loss – Vitamin D May Protect Vision
    Despite our best efforts, the effects of aging still have a profound effect on our bodies. This includes vision, which tends to degenerate over time due to the effects of aging. This is known as age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. It’s said that this vision loss can be irreversible if ...
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