Keep your heath well

You should eat while taking antibiotics!

Antibiotics are a type of medication that fight bacteria. They work either by killing bacteria or by stopping it from reproducing. These drugs often cause gastrointestinal side effects, such as: nausea diarrhea bloating indigestion abdominal pain loss of appetite These side effects may be uncomfortable, but they tend to pass …

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Blood thinning foods, drinks, and supplements

Natural blood thinners are substances that reduce the blood’s ability to form clots. Blood clotting is a necessary process, but sometimes the blood can clot too much, leading to complications that can be potentially dangerous. People who have certain medical conditions, such as congenital heart defects, may require blood-thinning medications to …

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More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span

A new study found that drinking coffee, even more than 8 cups a day, was linked with a lower risk of death within a 10-year follow-up period. However, the researchers stressed that the study only found an association with coffee and longevity and didn’t prove that coffee leads to a longer life. …

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DNA site’s hack is fresh reminder to think twice about ancestry testing

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  DNA testing packages are becoming increasingly popular, especially as gifts, but the sensitivity of the genetic information they collect has raised privacy alarms. Now add hacking to that list of concerns. DNA testing site MyHeritage said this week that more than 92 million users’ email addresses and hashed passwords had been stolen, affecting any user who had …

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Less Sleep Tied to Reduced Cognition in Diabetics

Less Sleep Tied to Reduced Cognition in Diabetics, Less sleep, Diabetic, effects of poor sleep

People with diabetes and prediabetes who have lower sleep efficiency — a measure of how much time in bed is actually spent asleep — show reduced cognitive function compared to those with better sleep efficiency, according to a new study published in the journal Acta Diabetologica. “The cognitive effects of poor …

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Sleep Disorders May Signal Depression in Young Athletes

A new study finds that nearly one-quarter of student athletes say they experience dream-like hallucinations as they are falling asleep or waking up, and 18 percent experience occasional sleep paralysis. These symptoms have been independently associated with depression. The research is the first to look at the association between these sleep symptoms and …

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Understanding the Brain of Teenage Boys

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Pushing boundaries and taking risks during adolescence is common, but for some the behavior becomes maladaptive. Emerging research is now illuminating the source of this behavior providing insights that will be helpful in reducing unsafe teen conduct. In a new issue, Florida State neuroscientist Pradeep Bhide, Ph.D., brought together some …

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High-Impact Exercise Is Actually Good for Your Bones

High-Impact Exercise Is Actually Good for Your Bones From yoga and pilates to aerobics and boot-camp classes, the exercise industry loves to tout the “low-impact” nature of workout routines. But while low-impact exercise certainly has its place, you might be doing yourself a disservice by avoiding high-impact activities. It might …

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Daydreaming May Help You Become More Socially Adept

What do you think about when your mind wanders? Chances are, you reflect back on past situations, think about plans for the future or plumb your inner psyche to take stock of your thoughts and feelings. And many of these ruminations likely involve other people. When our brains are not …

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Insufficient vitamin D linked to miscarriage among women

Among women planning to conceive after a pregnancy loss, those who had sufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to become pregnant and have a live birth, compared to women with insufficient levels of the vitamin, according to an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. This …

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