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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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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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