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Common over-the-counter medicine linked to increased dementia risk

One in five people suffer from the condition it treats.

Survey shows disturbing trend in mental health among Americans: 'We know our mental state is not immune'

"There is still hope in the solutions we can adopt." Survey shows disturbing trend in mental health among Americans: 'We know our mental state is not immune' first appeared on The Cool Down.

10 Best Healers In Anime, Ranked

Anime healers such as Tsunade, Orihime, and Recovery Girl blend mystical powers with potent medical skills.

Is It Really Always Better to Air Dry Your Hair? We Investigate

Hair is one of our greatest tools for self-expression. But with so many ways to style, color, and manipulate it, it often experiences its fair share of damage. I personally feel unstoppable with a bouncy blowout: It gives me that "ready to take on the world energy." But my long hair might feel differently after an hour of being pulled and prodded w...

I walked off five stone and beat my sugar cravings

It’s the story of so many midlife men. The weight had crept on slowly. I hardly ever weighed myself and when I looked in the mirror I’d pull in my stomach and thought I still looked great. My wife Kim had been buying bigger clothes for me and I didn’t pay much attention to my size. In reality, my belly was enormous; I could barely stand up straight...

Does Walking With a Weighted Vest Offer Health Benefits?

Walking is a popular form of exercise and a great way to improve your health. As an easily accessible activity that requires no equipment, walking decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dementia, improves mental well-being, and increases longevity. Wearing a weighted vest while walking can add a challenge and some of the...

Serious maternal complications linked with use of marijuana before and early in pregnancy, study says

Women who use marijuana before they learn of their pregnancy are at higher risk for potentially life-threatening complications like preeclampsia, a new study finds.

Nipah out break: Why is Kerala often affected by this virus?

Health authorities in India's Kerala state have issued an alert after a 14-year-old boy died of the Nipah virus. According to the state's health minister, an additional 60 people have been identified as being in the high-risk category of having the disease.

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling, According to Flight Attendants

From foods to avoid while flying to the right (and wrong) way to exercise on a plane.

I Thought I'd Overcome My Eating Disorder. 30 Years Later, I Found Myself In Its Thrall Again.

"I wish I could say that I hated the return to a problem I thought I’d left behind 30 years earlier. But I didn’t hate it. I loved it."

How Much Alcohol Can You Drink a Week and Still Be Healthy?

Scientists are homing in on how much—or how little—you can consume without raising your risk for health problems.

How to Clear Cookies on iPhone and Android—and Why You Should

Just like with actual cookies, it's possible to have too much of a good thing. Here’s what you need to know about clearing cookies and cache on your smartphone. The post How to Clear Cookies on iPhone and Android—and Why You Should appeared first on Reader's Digest.

This Drug Class Keeps AA Amyloidosis in Check

Staves off end-stage renal disease, retrospective study indicates

Here are the ultraprocessed foods you most need to avoid, according to a 30-year study

Studies have shown that ultraprocessed foods can have a detrimental impact on health. But 30 years of research show they don’t all have the same impact.

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in some states, health officials warn

Several health departments across the U.S. are reporting a seasonal increase in the number of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus.

What Doctors Want You to Know About Ozempic Alternatives

Experts say these medications and supplements may work in similar ways—but they may have their own side effects.

Weight-loss jabs approved for people in danger of heart attacks

Weight-loss drugs can now be given to Britons at risk of heart attacks and strokes, the medicines regulator has said. Health officials said semaglutide, marketed under the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy, was the first weight-loss drug to be approved for patients to prevent heart disease. It comes after a trial found the drug cut the risk of cardiov...

The impact of tobacco smoking and smoking cessation on the life expectancy of people with HIV in South Africa

Now that more people with HIV in South Africa are on antiretroviral therapy (medicines to treat HIV), more are surviving long enough to face the health consequences of tobacco smoking.

Arizona officials warning about spread of potentially fatal hantavirus

Arizona public health officials are warning that hantavirus, a virus spread by rodents to humans, is causing an increase in a potentially fatal lung syndrome.

Patients with Alzheimer's have higher frequency of mental health symptoms which can precede memory problems

Decline in memory and other thinking abilities is the most well-known result of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, many individuals with this condition also experience mental health symptoms such as agitation, depression, apathy, and trouble with sleep.

Zubsolv vs. Suboxone for Opioid Use Disorder: Similarities and Differences

Zubsolv and Suboxone are medications containing the same active ingredients–buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist) and naloxone (an opioid antagonist)–to treat opioid use disorder. Opioid use disorder is characterized as having a problematic pattern of opioid use, leading to problems or distress. Opioid drugs can include heroin, as well as prescr...

A personal trainer at a longevity clinic says you should care about 3 fitness markers if you want to live a long, youthful life

Work out for a longer life by focusing on improving balance, building muscle, and doing specific cardio work, a trainer at a longevity center says.

A Botulism Outbreak Over Improperly Stored Mayonnaise Killed 1 Person and Sickened 75 — Here’s How to Stay Safe

Yes, you actually have to refrigerate most of your condiments.

Latest COVID-19 guidelines to remember as virus appears to spike

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for COVID-19 still call for a period of isolation for those dealing with the virus. This comes after a summer COVID wave appears to have grown in some parts of the country. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Céline Gounder has more on the current protocols in place.

Study Raises Alarms About 280,000 Seniors Losing Health Care

Around 280,000 Americans find themselves at risk after losing Medicaid because they must earn Medicare once they turn 65.

13 Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Cherries

Cherries are more than a good drink garnish.

Medics treating trans patients do not need to know their gender identity, doctors say

Medical staff treating transgender patients do not need to know their gender identity, doctors have said in new guidelines. Experts from institutions including the universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge have drawn up the first specific guidance on how transgender people should be cared for when undergoing surgery. One recommendation says doctors s...

The Medicinal Mushrooms You Should Be Taking to Improve Your Health

Lion's mane, reishi mushrooms and others are known to support your immune system, boost memory and more.

Healthy pregnancy diet may reduce chance of autism in children

Mothers who eat a healthy diet in pregnancy are less likely to have children who are autistic, a new study suggests. The University of Glasgow looked at the records of more than 95,000 mothers and their babies in Britain and Norway, following up youngsters until their eighth birthday. They found that mothers who ate a diet high in fruits and vegeta...

Lifestyle changes could prevent nearly half of adult cancer deaths, study finds

A new study from the American Cancer Society has found that 45% of cancer deaths among adults could be prevented by making lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, improving diet and increasing exercise. Dr. Jon LaPook takes a closer look at the findings.

How to beat the big four diseases of ageing

We are living longer than ever before. In 1765, the average lifespan was just 38.8 years, and even by the start of the 1920s, still only 56. Then along came the vaccines: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and tuberculosis. Today, life expectancy in the UK is 78.6 years for males and 82.6 years for females. But longevity comes with a price: that o...

8 Foods to Lower Uric Acid and Protect Your Kidneys

8 Foods to Lower Uric Acid and Protect Your Kidneys #uricacid #healthtips #kidneystone Disclaimer The materials and the information contained on Natural ways channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. None of the information on our videos is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by your health professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provide.

As a Briton who spent years living in America, these are 10 things that are better across the pond

America is far from perfect. It’s laughably insular and has many chronic problems that feel virtually unfixable: broken political systems, a lack of free healthcare, rampant homelessness and drug abuse in cities, shootings and high rates of suicide and depression that belie its “have a nice day” image… But these are largely problems that affect res...

What are the healthiest potatoes? These 2 types have the most nutrients, dietitians say

All potatoes provide healthy carbohydrates, fiber and even protein. But the healthiest potatoes contain unique nutrients, like antioxidants, dietitians say.

Greenland sharks can live for over 250 years, and scientists think their anti-aging secrets may help humans live longer

Greenland sharks can live up to 400 years old, making them the longest-living fish. Scientists are studying their longevity to improve human health.

These Foods Can Help Reduce Your Anxiety, According to a Nutritional Psychiatrist

Relief may be at the end of your fork. If you’ve ever been worried or nervous, you might be able to testify that an anxious mind brings about an anxious stomach. Those butterflies in the stomach are no accident! But there are foods that can reduce that anxiety, and the more chronic kind, too. When you get stressed on occasion, it’s totally normal—even good for you. There’s even a word for the healthy form of stress: Eustress is what arises in response to particular, short-term problems, like a presentation you have to give at work. It might give you a nervous stomach for a bit, but it helps you do what needs to be done. But this response can turn from everyday stress into chronic anxiety, and that can hinder your quality of life and lead to other health problems. In my field, nutritional psychiatry, we address these symptoms through focusing on gut health and foods that can ease anxiety in the long term. That’s because the link between the gut and the brain goes beyond those butterflies. When it comes to the gut-brain connection, the health of one directly influences the health of the other. In particular, the microbiome, or unique collection of your gut microbes, can be a key determinant of anxious systems. Inflammation in the gut, which can be caused by an excess of unhealthy bacteria, contributes to inflammation in the brain. When inflammation is present in the brain, stress and anxiety can arise, especially when this inflammation is chronic. So, it’s important to understand which foods will keep your gut healthy and inflammation at bay. Overall, focusing the diet on wholesome, fiber and nutrient rich foods with plenty of healthy fats and clean proteins supports reduced levels of inflammation and stress, while also supporting satiety so we don’t reach for the anxiety-inducing foods like sugar sweetened beverages and processed snacks. The foods here are particular stars when it comes to reducing inflammation and supporting a sense of calm and focus.

Eating carrots can be a simple way to get a boost of beneficial nutrients, according to nutritionists

Eating three servings of baby carrots every week can give a significant boost of beneficial vitamins that reduce the risk of disease, a new study found.

Senate to push forward with children online safety bills this week

The Senate plans to vote this week on a pair of children’s online safety bills, KOSA and COPPA 2.0, though the tech bills' future in the House is less clear.

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Watermelon Regularly

This refreshing sweet fruit is a summertime staple and it benefits your body in a myriad of ways. Read on for nutrition information, recipes and more.

Your Heart Rate: What's Normal vs Possibly Dangerous?

Heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute. You can determine your heart rate by feeling your pulse at your wrist or neck. Normal heart rate at rest ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm). Heart rate varies with activity, sleep, hormones, and stress. Certain medications and medical conditions may affect heart rate. This art...

Health Benefits of Loquats

Medically reviewed by Barbie Cervoni, RD Medically reviewed by Barbie Cervoni, RD Eriobotrya japonica is a subtropical tree native to China that produces small, sweet-tasting fruits known as loquats. Though small in size, loquats pack an impressive amount of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are also rich in health-supportive...

Q&A: Seaweed—weighing the many health benefits and potential risks

Seaweed, a staple in traditional diets across the globe, is now gaining recognition in the United States. UConn Department of Nutritional Sciences researchers, including Department Head Professor Ji-Young Lee and Assistant Research Professor Young-Ki Park, are researching not only the health benefits of seaweed but also addressing the potential health risks.

This one bodyweight exercise can strengthen your obliques, abs and hips — and boost flexibility

The hanging L-sit is a bodyweight exercise found in calisthenics that builds full-body strength and lower-body flexibility and develops hip flexor and core endurance. Here's how to do it.

Backed up? Here are 11 expert-approved ways to get relief from constipation

When you're backed up, you need to know some easy ways to make yourself poop. Here, experts share what to eat, drink and do for relief when you're constipated.

11 Surprising Health Benefits of Zumba

Zumba is a workout that combines principles from aerobic exercises and salsa dancing. Many benefits are associated with this type of workout, including improved mood and quality of life, maintaining a healthy weight and metabolism, and increasing the pain threshold. This article explains all the health benefits of Zumba and who should avoid the cla...

Olympians are super fit. That doesn’t mean we’re healthy

I competed at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as an elite rhythmic gymnast, and after training from the age of six until I was 22, I thought I had developed all the necessary habits for a healthy life: how to eat right, exercise, handle my emotions and take care of my body. But upon retiring, I struggled to run for more than a minute on the treadmill, and I couldn’t tell when I was full or hungry. After having access to the best mental...

Dopamine Might Have An Unexpected Function That Could Reshape Our Understanding Of Brain Conditions

One type of dopamine neuron has an unexpected function that could reshape how scientists, clinicians, and the public understand this neurotransmitter.

Llama nanobodies: New therapy can neutralize a wide variety of HIV-1 strains

A research team at Georgia State University has developed tiny, potent molecules that are capable of targeting hidden strains of HIV. The source? Antibody genes from llama DNA.

Dealing with water weight? Why it's happening and 7 ways to lose it, per doctors

Water weight or water retention occurs when the body holds onto excess fluids. Here's why it happens and how to lose it safely, according to doctors.

The Stages of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Medically reviewed by Deeptej Singh, MD Medically reviewed by Deeptej Singh, MD Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory skin condition that causes painful lesions on the skin that touches other skin. These lesions can look like small, inflamed lumps, pus-filled abscesses, pus-filled tunnels, or sinus tracts that cause pe...