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Sarcopenia With Aging: Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

Sarcopenia, also known as sarcopenia with aging, is the gradual loss of muscle mass and function and begins approximately from the age of 30. Sarcopenia typically happens faster around age 75. But it may also speed up as early as 65 or as late as 80. It’s a factor in frailty and the likelihood of falls…

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Peanut Butter Allergies Could Be Cured With New Vaccine

Peanut butter tastes great! Do you love peanut butter? Many people do, but unfortunately can’t eat it because they’re allergic to it. But, help and a cure may be on the way in the form of a new vaccine. Food allergies do not yet have a cure, and allergic reactions can prove fatal. In fact,…

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Superbugs Could Be On Way To America, CDC Warns

Superbugs could be on their way into the United States, the CDC (Centers For Disease Control) warns.       Superbugs: What’s The Story? Efforts to eradicate antibiotic-resistant bacteria have found hundreds of germs carrying unusual genes that could lead to a superbug epidemic, warns the CDC. In 2017, a new nationwide testing program found…

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Leafy Green Vegetables Diet Can Improve Your Memory

Leafy green vegetables are great for your health. It’s common knowledge that eating more leafy greens is good for your health. But evidence is mounting that increased consumption of veggies like spinach and kale can lead to a measurable improvement in brain health later in life. Specifically, leafy green vegetables strengthen short-term and long-term memory.     Leafy Green…

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Bread: Types, Nutritional Values, And Impact On Your Health

Bread has been called the staple of life. It powers our bodies, our thoughts, emotions, and life decisions. Some of our most important life decisions are made by “breaking bread” with loved ones, friends, and colleagues. But, what about its nutritional value?  Today, weight conscious dieters want to know the caloric value of everything they…

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Clove Oil Is Effective In Treating A Toothache: True Or False?

Clove oil, and primarily Eugenol, a chemical found in cloves, has been used in dentistry since the 19th century. It has also long been used as a home remedy for a toothache.       Clove Oil: Oral Health Clove oil has been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine for centuries to relieve tooth…

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Lower Medicare Drug Costs Fight For Senior Citizens In Congress

Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription drug bills were looking forward to seeing lower out-of-pocket costs a year earlier than expected. This expectation is due to the bipartisan budget agreement that President Trump signed into law last month. But now big pharmaceutical companies are trying to persuade Congress to rescind that provision of the law.     Medicare:…

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) Coming To Electronic Health Records

AI (artificial intelligence) is coming to revolutionize healthcare by improving electronic health record (EHR) platforms. It’s a win-win for patients and health care providers. AI is the development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. These include visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.     AI: Impact…

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Blood: How Much Do You Actually Have In Your Body?

The blood amount in your body depends on your age and size. Everyone has a different amount. A person can afford to lose a certain amount without causing any harm to the body. Scientists estimate the volume of blood in a human to be approximately 7 percent of body weight. An average adult with a weight of…

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Health Risks When You Buy Second Hand Used Items

Health risks abound when buying used and can come with hidden costs. From bed bugs to product recalls, things can go sideways sometimes. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy anything secondhand. But when you get that thrift store itch, know what to watch out for and which things you should never buy used.    …

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