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US drinking more now than just before Prohibition US drinking more now than just before Prohibition

US drinking more now than just before Prohibition

By 8 months ago

NEW YORK — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in per-person consumption and increases in emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths tied…

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Indiana mother arrested after her 2-month-old baby dies of meth intoxication, possibly through breast milk, court documents say Indiana mother arrested after her 2-month-old baby dies of meth intoxication, possibly through breast milk, court documents say

Indiana mother arrested after her 2-month-old baby dies of meth intoxication, possibly through breast milk, court documents say

By 8 months ago

(CNN)An Indiana mother is accused of causing the death of her 2-month-old, after her infant died of a methamphetamine intoxication, according to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office. The drug may have been passed to the baby through breast milk, prosecutor…

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment? Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

By 8 months ago

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions.A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an alarming…

High blood pressure research: 2019 overview High blood pressure research: 2019 overview

High blood pressure research: 2019 overview

By 8 months ago

In this special feature, we collate some of the most intriguing hypertension studies from 2019. We particularly focus on nutrition, risk factors, and hypertension’s relationship with dementia. Today, in the United States, around 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, which doctors also call hypertension.Hypertension increases the risk of cardiovascular events, such as stroke…

Could probiotics benefit cats? Could probiotics benefit cats?

Could probiotics benefit cats?

By 8 months ago

Probiotic supplements have become increasingly popular in the United States, and a recent study asks whether cats could benefit from them. Though the results hint at certain benefits, the authors call for more work. Now available in a range of products, including drinks, breakfast cereals, and yogurts, probiotics promise improved digestive and overall health. However,…

20 causes of numbness in the hands 20 causes of numbness in the hands

20 causes of numbness in the hands

By 8 months ago

A number of conditions can cause the hands to feel numb. When a person has a sensation of numbness in the hands, weakness and painful tingling sensations may also occur.This article will explore some of the possible causes for numbness in a person’s hands, the accompanying symptoms, and some treatment options.The following cardiovascular conditions may…

Your waist size may be more important than weight for multiple heart attack risk Your waist size may be more important than weight for multiple heart attack risk

Your waist size may be more important than weight for multiple heart attack risk

By 8 months ago

(CNN)Heart attack survivors who carry extra weight around their belly are at greater risk of another heart attack, new research has found, another reason why measuring your waist may be more important than stepping on the scale. It’s been known for a while …

Beyond Veganuary: Is going plant-based a smart way to lose weight? Beyond Veganuary: Is going plant-based a smart way to lose weight?

Beyond Veganuary: Is going plant-based a smart way to lose weight?

By 8 months ago

Image copyright Laura Banks / Sumaya Tarabi Search for #Veganuary on Instagram and you’ll find meatless burgers, dairy-free croissants and porridge topped with just about every plant-based food you can think of.You’ll also find people posing in gym wear, adverts for “diet” protein powders and posts about weight loss.People do Veganuary for a wide range…

Study reveals what causes type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it Study reveals what causes type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it

Study reveals what causes type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it

By 8 months ago

As the incidence of diabetes continues to increase globally, the fight against this chronic condition continues. New research explains not only what triggers type 2 diabetes but also how to reverse the condition. The findings also shed light on what leads to remission after reversal for some people. Share on PinterestNew research looks at the…

Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated

Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated

By 8 months ago

SAN FRANCISCO — When is a photograph of nude bodies artistic or titillating? A woman’s exposed nipple a political statement or erotica? A video of childbirth might show genitalia. Should what someone considers a celebration of life be censored? In 1964, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart declined to define what constitutes obscenity but famously…

What are the symptoms of throat cancer? What are the symptoms of throat cancer?

What are the symptoms of throat cancer?

By 8 months ago

Throat cancer is any cancer that develops within a person’s throat. There are two main types of throat cancer: pharyngeal cancer and laryngeal cancer.Pharyngeal cancer develops in the pharynx, which is the part of the throat that sits behind the mouth and nasal cavity. Laryngeal cancer develops in the voice box, or larynx. The larynx…

Medical News Today: COPD: What is it? Medical News Today: COPD: What is it?

Medical News Today: COPD: What is it?

By 8 months ago

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung condition. It gets worse over time, and a range of factors can affect how quickly it progresses.COPD can involve chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and irreversible, or refractory asthma. Some people with COPD have all three conditions.Keep reading to learn more about COPD, including its symptoms, types, causes,…

What are the types of depression? What are the types of depression?

What are the types of depression?

By 8 months ago

Seven common types of depression are:Major depressive disorderShare on PinterestA person with major depressive disorder may feel guilty, worthless, and hopeless.Major depressive disorder is the classic form of depression. People with major depression experience symptoms that may include:sadnessfeelings of guilt, worthlessness, and hopelessnessdifficulty sleepingchanges in appetitefatigueirritabilityfeeling “empty”thoughts of suicideDepression can also cause physical symptoms, such…

Could MDMA help treat mental health conditions? Could MDMA help treat mental health conditions?

Could MDMA help treat mental health conditions?

By 8 months ago

Ecstasy — or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) — is a recreational drug that is illegal in the United States. However, some researchers believe that it could aid in mental health therapy. A new study in mice puts this idea to the test. Share on PinterestNew research in mice investigates what gives MDMA its positive effects on sociability.MDMA…

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function? Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

By 8 months ago

Dehydration can cause headaches and several physiological issues, and older adults are most at risk of experiencing it. Does it also affect cognitive function, however? And might overhydration also affect mental performance? Share on PinterestRecent research set out to reveal whether or not hydration levels can affect cognitive performance in older adults.Dehydration can cause headaches,…

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