Monthly archive for August 2017

Meditation’s Soothing Effects

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Meditation has been embraced by cultures around the world for thousands of years. Many people meditate for mental wellness, to relieve stress and become more calm and relaxed. According to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, there’s

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An Expert’s Guide to Preventing Food Poisoning

SATURDAY, Aug. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Foodborne illnesses sicken almost 50 million people annually in the United States, according to government statistics. But many of those episodes could be prevented, and proper sanitation when handling food is the key, says one expert. “If all of us

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It’s Never Too Soon to Safeguard Your Bones

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Bone health is literally something you build on throughout your life, not just as a child. And the efforts you put in now will keep bones strong and help prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis later on, as you age. Most

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Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S.

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many doctors aren’t making full use of a medication that can wean people off addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers, according to results of a new survey. Buprenorphine is the first drug for opioid use disorder that’s approved for prescription

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Resistance Training May Slow MS, Study Says

FRIDAY, Aug. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Resistance training may help slow progression of multiple sclerosis, a small study suggests. “Among persons with multiple sclerosis, the brain shrinks markedly faster than normal,” said study researcher Ulrik Dalgas. “Drugs can counter this development, but we saw a tendency

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Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors’ Strength

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Eating protein at all three daily meals, instead of just at dinner, might help seniors preserve physical strength as they age, new research suggests. The Canadian study found that protein-rich meals evenly spread throughout the day staved off muscle decline,

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Novel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant Success

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new treatment might open the door for more patients with advanced kidney disease to get a transplant, a preliminary study suggests. Of the 100,000-plus Americans waiting for a donor kidney, about one-third are “sensitized,” said Dr. Robert Montgomery, director

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