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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.


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.


Remembering Shelley Duvall's Legacy and Understanding Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Celebrated actress Shelley Duvall passed away due to diabetes complications, a chronic condition affecting how the body uses blood sugar


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.


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.


New research shows small lifestyle changes are linked to differences in teen mental health over time

Judging by recent headlines and policy ideas, you might think screen time is the only lifestyle behavior influencing teen well-being.


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.


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.


8 Of The Unhealthiest Canned Beans You'll Find At The Store

Canned beans might seem like a healthy option, but in fact, they can be one of the unhealthiest things in your pantry. We're examining the 8 worst offenders.


Energy drinks are being wrongly used for weight loss, NHS warns

The NHS has hit out at the promotion of “healthy” energy drinks for weight loss amid a rise in young girls and women developing eating disorders. A huge range of highly caffeinated drinks are now available in various flavours and enriched with vitamins and minerals to appeal to those looking for something “healthy”. However, experts fear the drinks...


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.


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.


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.


I've been walking 10,000 steps a day for a year – here are five unexpected benefits I've experienced

I tried walking 10,000 steps every day for a year, but was it worth it?


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...


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...


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...


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...


Eating breakfast at this time could reduce heart disease risk

A French study suggests that eating breakfast and supper an hour earlier may reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. This research emphasizes the importance of meal timing for cardiovascular health, according to The Telegraph. The study found that having breakfast at 8 am instead of 9 am decreases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by...


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...


The Surprising Health Benefits of Cherries—and the Best Ones to Eat

Stock up on these fruits this summer.


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Here's What Happens When You Eat Cashews Every Day

Densely nutritious and good for your heart and brain, cashews can be much more than just a snack food. Here's what happens if you add them to your daily diet


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.


This Arizona Town Is One of the Best Places to Retire in the U.S. — With Affordable Homes, Excellent Weather, and Tons of Outdoor Recreation

Realtor.com recently released its annual ranking of the top retirement communities in America.


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.


Is COVID still worth worrying about? It depends on your situation.

COVID is spiking again this summer. It's a risk if you're immunocompromised or among the 60 million older Americans.


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.


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.


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

One in five people suffer from the condition it treats.


A nutrient-rich food that once largely disappeared from Western diets was a staple of early Europeans, study finds

Virtually absent from most present-day Western diets, seaweed and aquatic plants were once a staple food for ancient Europeans, an analysis of molecules preserved in fossilized dental plaque has found.


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.


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...


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.


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."


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.


Menopausal belly fat is real. 5 things a dietitian did to combat it

Menopausal weight gain impacts 60-70% women. Hormonal changes cause a redistribution of abdominal fat. A dietitian shares diet tips to reduce belly fat.


I quit sugar for 6 months and this is what it did to my face and body

Cutting out sugar from her diet for six months wasn't easy, but for one writer, it was definitely worth it.


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.