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Bruce Springsteen postpones tour to recover from peptic ulcer disease: What to know about the condition

Bruce Springsteen recently shared with fans that he's postponed his world tour to take care of a digestive condition known as peptic ulcer disease. Here's what to know about the illness.

Adults Who Overuse Cannabis Are 60 Percent More Likely to Suffer From Serious Heart Conditions, Study Reveals

A new study revealed some alarming statistics about the health of those who overuse marijuana. has learned that adults who overuse cannabis are 60 percent more likely to suffer from heart failure, strokes or heart attacks than those of the same age and sex without cannabis use disorder, according to a new study. Researchers in Canada cond...

Fishing and its health benefits: The more men go fishing, the better their mental health, study finds

A recent study showed that men who enjoy fishing as a hobby may have a lower risk of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and other mental health conditions.

5 after school fitness tips for kids

Learning to take care of your body is a life-long process that many adults haven’t entirely mastered, and setting your kids up with good habits to start with is the easiest way to make sure they continue to take good care of themselves. You make sure they wear sunscreen when they go outside, you taught them how to brush their teeth, and to look bot...

Broken Hearts and How to Heal Them

Modern medicine confirms what people have known for thousands of years: heartbreak is more than a metaphor.

Risk of stroke grows after just 5 days of air pollution exposure: Study

A new study by the American Academy of Neurology found that individuals exposed to air pollution have an increased risk of stroke within five days.

7 Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks

These more natural options will help you feel more balanced.

Like eating burdock? Get serving size guidelines, benefits, and more

Emerging hoof disease may cause physiological changes in elk

An emerging disease that was believed to only cause hoof deformation in elk appears to trigger molecular changes throughout the entire animal system. This is the conclusion of an epigenetic study by experts at Washington State University (WSU), who set out to gain a better understanding of elk treponeme-associated hoof disease. Rapidly spreading disease In

What’s Going Around | Fighting childhood obesity

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. It’s a problem that continues to cause serious health issues for millions of children across the country, including in the DMV. Dr. Yolandra Hancock, a pediatrician at Generational Health Center in Prince George’s County, said the rates have tripled over the past three […]

Saddled With Healthcare Costs? 6 Ways to Save on Medication

The cost of prescription medications can be substantial. Read on for ways to save.

Drinking Even a Little Alcohol Each Day Is Tied to This Health Problem

Discover why your daily wine indulgence could be quietly sabotaging your health.

Fred Sirieix reveals hospital dash for 'stressful and invasive' procedures

He's been praised for the candid health update.

Harvard Health Publishing has answers to common questions about Hepatitis A.

How serious is hepatitis A? Answered by Dr. Howard E. Lewine M.D. Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing · 40 years of experience · USA Hepatitis A is a viral infection that can inflame and temporarily damage the liver. Unlike other forms of hepatitis, hepatitis A rarely causes severe illness and does not lead to a persistent infection. Ne...

She Survived Ovarian Cancer - Now She's Helping Others Advocate For Themselves

Kristen Foreman first noticed something was wrong in July 2019, when she began struggling to get up the stairs. "I could walk up maybe 10 steps and just feel so winded," Foreman tells SheKnows. "That wasn't the case usually, and so that was alarming." Along with the extreme fatigue, she noticed spotting in between periods.

Can Supplements Really Boost Brain Health?

Medically reviewed by Beth Thomas, PharmD Worldwide, more than 50 million people have dementia, a disease that affects cognition. Cognition includes memory, thoughts, and the ability to perform daily functions. With these staggering numbers, many people are looking to dietary supplements with the hope of preventing dementia and boosting overall bra...

The pros and cons of taking steroids

Steroids, also called corticosteroids, are used in the treatment of a number of ailments, mainly to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. Used carefully, steroids can have a positive and harmless effect on the human body. But there are some risks involved in using steroids over an extended period. And it's very important to note that corticosteroids are different to anabolic steroids, a synthetic version of testosterone and used on occasion illegally to boost body mass and athletic performance. So, what exactly are the pros and cons of taking steroids? Click through and learn more about the different types of steroids available, and the disorders they are designed to treat.

Lentil: Expert opinions, healthy portions, and downsides

Transgender minors in Nebraska, their families and doctors brace for a new law limiting treatment

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska's new law restricting gender-affirming care for minors goes into effect this weekend, families with transgender children and the doctors who treat them are steeling themselves for change. But exactly what and how much change is anyone’s guess. A key aspect of the law is a set of treatment guidelines that has yet to be created. Affected families, doctors and even lawmakers say they have largely gotten no response...

Employee health and wellness center

An employee health and wellness center will emphasize first responder mental health.

Peptide shots are the hot, new fad for anti-aging and building muscle — but no one really knows what they are

Peptides, like human growth hormone and ipamorelin, are a rising biohacking trend for anti-aging and building muscle. Here is how they work on the body.

Nurses Say This On-Sale Cream Relieves Joint and Muscle Pain In ‘Minutes’

Others claim their "mobility is much better."

Symptoms that men should simply never ignore

Statistics tell us that men die sooner than women. There are a variety of reasons why men's life expectancy is shorter than women's, but one of the reasons is the lower rate of preventative healthcare measures taken. Indeed, men are less likely to seek medical assistance, and when they do it's usually later than they should. Many men tend to dismiss some health symptoms, but there are a few that should never be ignored. In this gallery, we list them. Click through and check if you have experienced any of these symptoms.

What Is the ProLon Diet?

The ProLon Diet is a low-calorie, five-day paid meal plan. The idea behind this fasting-mimicking diet is to eat just enough to nourish yourself but not enough for the body to activate processes like digestion. While fasting may benefit some, it's not safe for everyone.

Ask an expert: How does scoliosis affect quality of life?

Expert opinion from Ipsa Arora MD (Internal Medicine) · 5 years of experience · USA Most of the scoliosis is diagnosed in adolescence. Progression of the curvature during periods of rapid growth can result in significant deformity, which may be accompanied by cardiopulmonary compromise. → Learn more about scoliosis: See the causes, symptoms, treatm...

Collard: Experts weigh in on health benefits, nutrition facts, and more

Health Authorities in UK Propose Increasing ABV Limit on ‘Alcohol-Free’ Drinks to Encourage ‘Healthier’ Alternatives

Health authorities in the United Kingdom are considering a notable shift in the alcohol by volume (ABV) limit for drinks to be categorized as “alcohol-free,” the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Presently, beverages must maintain an ABV of 0.05% or lower to qualify for this label. However, authorities are contemplating elevating this threshold to 0.5% in […] The post Health Authorities in UK Propose Increasing ABV Limit on ‘Alcohol-Free’ Drinks to...

What foods to eat and avoid if you have hyperparathyroidism? Find out what the experts say

Expert opinion from Daniel A. Foster DO, MPH · 16 years of experience · USA Calcium rich foods are recommended for hyperparathyroidism and avoid processed and refined foods. → Learn more about hyperparathyroidism: See the causes, symptoms, treatment options and more. → See more questions and expert answers related to hyperparathyroidism. Expert opi...

What If We Could Opt Out of Menopause Entirely?

A scientist researching ways to extend the life of our ovaries thinks we’re not far off.

Alpha-Gal Syndrome On The Rise: What You Can Do To Avoid This Nightmarish Tick Borne Disease

Lyme disease is a tick borne disease that has dominated the media. Most recently model Bella Hadid took to Instagram to graphically share her Lyme Disease healing journey, but did you know that the CDC lists over 15 different diseases and syndromes that are caused by tick bites? And have you heard of Alpha-gal syndrome?

Ex-Austrian nurse of Korean leprosy patients dies at age 88

Austrian nurse-obituary SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- A former Austrian nurse, who spent about 40 years taking care of South Korean leprosy patients on the remote island of Sorok, died in her country at age 88, officials said Saturday. Margaret Pissarek died of sudden cardiac arrest at a hospital in the Austrian city of Innsbruck on Friday, while she...

The Organic Food Myth – Harvard Professor Challenges Health Claims, While Studies, Cancer Rates and Omega-3s Tell a Different Story

Organic food has long been hailed as a healthier alternative to conventionally grown options, with claims of added health benefits and disease prevention. Surveys show that more than two-thirds of Americans believe in the health advantages of organic foods, which are often priced significantly higher than regular groceries. However, according to Dr. Robert Paalberg, a professor at Harvard University, there is no concrete evidence to support the idea that organic food is healthier.

11 Surprising Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Maintaining a robust immune system is your body’s first defense for staying healthy and warding off lurgies. While vitamin C and zinc supplements are often the first thoughts that spring to mind regarding strengthening immunity, numerous natural foods play a significant role in beefing up your body’s immune response. From the usual suspects, such as oranges and garlic, to some far more curious options, like popcorn, let’s explore 11 foods that can give immune systems an excellent ol’ boost.

She Was Diagnosed With ALS. Then She Completed 50 Marathons

I was ready to ask the critical question. To know the truth. Looking straight into the doctor’s eyes, I asked, “Do I have ALS?” “Yes,” she said simply. Reporters often ask how I felt at that moment?”—the moment I was diagnosed with ALS. But that moment doesn’t exist for me. That moment is sand slipping through my fingers. That moment is the long, twenty-month journey leading up to it—moments revealing the entire story: a stuck finger, tight...

Health Experts Reveal: Everything You Need to Know About Eating Rambutan

This article examines the potential side effects and quantity recommendations of consuming rambutan. Luciana M. Cherubin, a Bachelor in Nutrition with 5 years of experience, and Christos Sittas, an MSc in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences with 3 years of experience, provide their perspectives on the health effects of rambutan. It is suggested that rambutan seeds should not be eaten, and that no more than 5 rambutans should be consumed a day due to...

Science For Everyone: Disease X Will Be ‘Highly Lethal’, Like ‘Ebola Transmitted With The Efficiency Of SARS-CoV-2’, Says Expert

Disease X: Welcome back to "Science For Everyone", ABP Live's weekly science column. Last week, we explained the similarities and differences between clean, green, and renewable energies. This week, we discuss in detail what Disease X is, what kind of pathogen is likely to cause it, how deadly the disease would be, how the world can prepare itself against the disease, whether it would be deadlier than Covid-19, and whether it could be as lethal...

Climbing stairs cuts heart disease risk by 20% — and may beat ‘steps’: study

Tired of living in a walk-up apartment? Hate it when an escalator breaks down? It’s a nuisance, but climbing those flights of stairs might be saving your life, according to a new study from Tulane University. And stair-climbing might be even better than walking thousands of steps a day. Medical researchers have found that taking at least 50 steps up stairs each day could slash your risk of heart disease — including coronary artery disease or...

Six Exercises to Run More Miles and Stay Injury-Free

A long-distance expert offers advice to stay on course during training for marathon season.

TV star dies at 67 after 'decades-long fight with terrible disease,' more stars diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Find out which celebrities are living with the autoimmune disease MS.

How Diabetes Affects Eye Health? See What Experts Say

Diabetes and eye health share a delicate relationship, often requiring meticulous attention and management. Diabetes, especially when poorly managed, substantially elevates the chances of encountering various eye-related issues collectively known as diabetic eye diseases. These include the retina, optic nerve, lens, and the blood vessels. The most significant of these is diabetic retinopathy – a malady impacting the retina's blood vessels which...

If Your Kid Gets Painful Earaches, Try This School Nurse-Approved Treatment

Ah, earaches, the bane of parents everywhere. When your child starts complaining of ear pain, it could be a sign many things: an infection like swimmer's ear, fluid trapped behind the eardrum, a Eustachian tube dysfunction (the tube that goes from your middle ear to the back of your nose and top of your throat)

Norovirus: the "winter vomiting bug" that's contagious

The colder months are traditionally the harbinger of winter illnesses. Like the flu, for example. But there's one particular virus that's also become synonymous with the season: norovirus. An extremely contagious infection that causes vomiting and diarrhea, this nasty bug can infect people of all ages, but especially the very young and the elderly. Worryingly, norovirus appears to be spreading as the rate of positive tests spike. But what causes this distressing virus, and how can it be treated? Click through for a detailed prognosis.

Did you know these celebrities studied medicine?

If by some unfortunate set of circumstances you find yourself needing medical assistance, these famous figures would be handy to have close by. These celebrities were once medical staff (or got very close), and were saving lives before their own took a turn towards stardom. Some are nurses, some are doctors, and all of them are incredibly intelligent. Curious? To find out which celebrities are trained healthcare workers, click through this gallery.

Raspberry Nutrition: Expert-Approved Tips for Optimal Health

This article provides an overview of the health benefits of consuming raspberries. It discusses the potential health benefits such as improved heart health and blood pressure, weight loss, prevention of fat gain, and improved memory and mood. It also provides quantity recommendations and side effects from health experts from around the world. The article is a great resource for those looking to learn more about the potential health benefits of...

Blue zones—where people live the longest—prove you’re only as healthy as those you’re surrounded by. Here’s why

People are wired to follow the crowd. It’s true for health habits, too.

59% of Older People Never Test for This Fatal Disease

Why do a majority of older Americans overlook testing for this deadly condition?

Ask an expert: What happens if I leave hyperthyroidism untreated?

Expert opinion from Alex T. Thomas MD · 40 years of experience · USA Brittle bones, known as osteoporosis, nerve injury, heart problems, blood clot, etc. can be caused due to untreated hyperthyroidism. Menstrual cycle irregularity and infertility are common in women if hyperthyroidism is left untreated. → Learn more about hyperthyroidism: See the c...

The Type of Cough Medicine You Take Could Make a Big Difference in Finding Relief

Don't just grab any bottle off the shelf! There comes a time each year — it could mid-winter in the brittle cold, when colds and flu are making their rounds, or in the middle of spring, when pollen fills the air — when you just can't stop coughing. It's annoying for you and everyone around you, as that tickle comes up when you're in a meeting, stuffed like a sardine on the train or trying to get some much-needed sleep. Now, as much as we hate to cough, there is a legit reason our body has this strange reflex. "Coughing is a response to irritation, inflammation, or infection in the lungs and airway," says Chantel Strachan, M.D., a primary care physician at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. "It is how our bodies literally try to push unwanted germs and irritants out of the body." Coughing is most often associated with respiratory infections — like the common cold or flu, bronchitis and more serious infections, including COVID-19. But it can also be due to acid reflux, allergies and asthma, as well as unexpected side effects of some medication, according to Dr. Strachan. The type of cough you have is a clue to what's causing it: A wet cough (the type that brings up phlegm or mucus) is often a sign of a lower respiratory infection. A dry cough, on the other hand, is commonly associated with irritated or inflamed upper airways, says Glen B. Chun, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine and clinical director of Mount Sinai's National Jewish Respiratory Institute. Treatment for wet coughs is often targeted towards suppressing the cough entirely, whereas for dry coughs it may be more focused on soothing the associated sore throat, he explains. Sometimes it can seem that your cough is going to last forever, but thankfully, there are many strategies you can try for improving your symptoms, including a good old cough drop. Here are the best ways to get rid of your cough, fast.

PCOS Awareness Month 2023: What Is Hirsutism? Know How To Cope With This

PCOS is a hormonal disorder that often leads to an imbalance in sex hormones, particularly elevated levels of androgens (male hormones) like testosterone. This hormonal imbalance can result in various symptoms, including hirsutism. Excess androgens can stimulate hair follicles to produce coarser and darker hair certain areas, causing hirsutism in individuals with PCOS. The Relation Between PCOS And Hirsutism: Talking about the relation between...

FDA Updates Ozempic Label to Include Serious Side Effect

Sales of the popular weight loss drug have skyrocketed in recent years, but experts warn that it should be used with caution