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Young Blood Transfusions For Seniors, Dangerous Scam, Warns FDA

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Young blood transfusions, aka, taking blood from young people and injecting it into senior citizens to make them feel young and vibrant, is a dangerous scam-warns the FDA.   Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to everyone, and specifically to senior citizens, to refrain from getting a blood transfusion with blood…

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Zinc Deficiency May Give You A Bad Case Of High Blood Pressure

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Zinc is a nutrient that people need to stay healthy. It is found in cells throughout the body and helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Zinc also helps wounds heal and is important for proper sense of taste and smell. A new study demonstrates a link between zinc deficiency…

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Intermittent Fasting, Can it Help You Lose Weight?

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Intermittent fasting is the latest diet fad on the diet scene. This new approach alternates periods of unrestricted eating with periods where you sharply limit calories according to the ratio of your choosing. For example, if you choose a 16/8 schedule, you’ll fast for 16 hours, then eat all your daily calories in an eight-hour window.…

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A New Drug Cocktail May Be Long Awaited Diabetes Cure

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A new drug cocktail just may be the long awaited cure for diabetes.   Results from a recent study conducted at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York showed that a new drug cocktail can make adult human beta cells replicate at a rate of 5–8 percent per day. This is fast enough to work successfully…

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Exercise Can Be As Effective As Drugs In Controlling High Blood Pressure

Exercise can be as effective as drugs in controlling high blood pressure, a recent study shows. People with high blood pressure typically follow a drug-treatment protocol which includes special medication. But, at the same time, doctors advise also making life-style changes to control their blood pressure.  And, exercise is a very good way to do that According…

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New High-Tech Epilepsy Device Detects Seizures 85% Accuracy

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Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbances, loss of consciousness, and convulsions. There is also abnormal electrical activity in the brain.   Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages Seizures are recurrent and unprovoked It is a spectrum condition with a wide…

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Diabetics Fighting To Reduce Skyrocketing Insulin Prices

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Diabetics are fighting hard to get drug companies to reduce their skyrocketing insulin prices.  These diabetics suffer from Type-1 diabetes. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Both types of diabetes are chronic diseases that affect the way your body regulates blood sugar, or glucose. Glucose is the fuel that…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is the leading cause of hospitalization in seniors. Although CHF is a serious condition, its name makes it sound even worse than it is. In CHF, which is sometimes called Chronic Heart Failure, the heart has not failed completely, but it is weakened and cannot pump blood effectively. CHF is not…

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Respite Care: When Caregivers Need Relief

It’s summer time. Your friends are planning their summer vacations, but you can’t get away because you’re taking care of Dad. You’re not alone. According to an AARP report, nearly 40 million Americans provide care for an older adult, usually a relative. Nearly half of family caregivers consider themselves “somewhat stressed,” and over one-third say they…

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Keeping Up the Pace after a Pacemaker

If you have been diagnosed with a slow heartbeat (bradycardia), muscle damage from a heart attack, or heart failure that results in insufficient blood flow through the heart, your doctor may recommend implantation of a pacemaker. Pacemakers are usually inserted under local anesthesia, and you will typically be able to go home within one or…

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