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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Hip operation rationing is so cruel

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Hip operation rationing is so cruel, it makes people like my gran suicidal Until a hip starts hurting, you don’t appreciate quite how much you depend on it to function. As your joint becomes increasingly worn or damaged, everything becomes painful. Walking hurts. Sitting hurts. Standing up hurts. Even lying […]

Personal Health

Medical Cannabis is pregnancy possible?

The Weed growing is mothers definitely discouraged. But what if a woman with a medically justified Cannabis medication is pregnant? The Pharmaceutical newspaper has asked the professional Association of women doctors. "Scientific studies on the use of medical Cannabis in pregnancy and the long-term effects of this treatment on the child exist nicht", the Association […]

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Four-in-one pill could slash the risk of heart attacks

Four-in-one pill could slash the risk of heart attacks, strokes and low blood pressure by a THIRD and save thousands of lives for just 2p a day The British-led research believes a polypill could reduce heart and stroke risks The pill would contain aspirin, a statin and two blood pressure medications  Experts believe the four-in-one […]

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Why diet sodas aren’t the answer for your sugary drink cravings

(HealthDay)—The health risks of sugary drinks, from juice to soda, are well known. They can lead to overweight and diabetes, stroke and other problems in the brain, including poorer memory and smaller brain volume. But diet sodas aren’t the answer. A number of studies have found an association between artificially sweetened beverages and an increased […]

Health Problems

Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

When it comes to protecting the newborn brain, taking steps to mitigate risk before birth may be critical. Some newborns, such as those with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), are at heightened risk. Being able to intervene before birth to aid in protecting the newborn brain may prevent the often-devastating effects of brain injury. In ongoing […]

Kids Health

OMG Chicago West Held a Snake & The Internet Can't Deal

So the latest in the “Dear Internet, Please Get a Life” chronicles of parenting comes after badass tiny human Chicago West got to learn about reptiles this week by super-calmly handling a corn snake — under adult supervision and with the guidance of a trained snake handler — while on vacation in the Bahamas with […]

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How Do E-Cigarettes Change Blood Vessels? A New Study Has the Answer

Taking a drag from a sleek USB may feel cleaner than doing so from a tar-laden cigarette, but it turns out, e-cigarettes are also pretty damn dangerous.  A new study published Tuesday in the journal Radiology found that inhaling e-cigarette vapor has an immediate, negative impact on the vascular system, aka the arteries and veins that carry blood throughout your body. What's more, […]

Health Problems

What’s at the ‘heart’ of a heartbeat?

In the confines of the thoracic chamber, a heart has lost its rhythm. Its two upper chambers, the atria, are beating out of sync with the two lower chambers, the ventricles. The resulting chaos is called atrial fibrillation and is a major concern because it prevents the heart from pumping effectively and is associated with […]

Health Problems

Study reveals how stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. Findings appear in Nature Communications. The scientists believe their research could aid efforts to develop treatments for a serious eating disorder called […]