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FDA Approves Drug for Autoimmune Liver Condition, What to Know

Share on PinterestSarah Silbiger/Getty Images The FDA has granted accelerated approval to a novel drug for the treatment of a rare autoimmune disease that damages the liver. Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) occurs when the immune system attacks the bile ducts, leading to liver damage and other serious health outcomes. Treatment options for PBC are limited […]

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Young Males Are Chewing ‘Facial Fitness Gum’ for a Chiseled Jawline. Does It Work?

Share on PinterestCan facial fitness gum really help change the appearance of your jawline? SolStock/Getty Images People are chewing ‘Facial Fitness Gum’ in the hope it will give their jaws a more chiseled and defined appearance. Chewing gum companies claim it allows them to tighten muscles. However, there’s little evidence to suggest it works. Experts […]

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Intermittent Fasting Can Help People With Type 2 Diabetes Control Blood Sugar, Weight Loss

Share on PinterestA new study found that intermittent fasting could help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and lower blood sugar levels. FG Trade/Getty Images A study compared 5:2 intermittent fasting, done with meal replacements, to diabetes medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. People who did intermittent fasting lost more weight and […]

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GLP-1 Drugs Like Zepbound and Moujaro May Help Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Share on PinterestNew research finds that the GLP-1 drug tirzepatide may help lessen sleep apnea symptoms. Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images The obesity and diabetes medication tirzepatide (Mounjaro, Zepbound) reduced obstructive sleep apnea events by as much as two-thirds in new clinical trials. The abstract (but not the complete study) for the SURMOUNT-OSA trial was just published in […]

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If You Take These Medications, You May Have Higher Health Risks on Hot Days

Share on PinterestHigher temperatures on hot days can put you at even greater risk if you take any of these common medications. SimpleImages/Getty Images Certain types of medications can make people more prone to heat-related illness. These include diuretics, beta-blockers, anticholinergics, and antipsychotics. They can cause dehydration, a lack of sweating, and problems regulating temperature. […]

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These 6 Health Risks Can Significantly Increase on Hot Days

Share on PinterestHeart attack, stroke, and several other health risks can increase significantly on hot summer days. Nes/Getty Images Temperatures are rising across the U.S. (and the globe) as summer and climate change take hold. Research indicates that heat can raise the risk of all-course mortality. Specifically, doctors and data point to certain health risks […]

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Taking Regular Walks May Help Reduce Lower Back Pain

Share on PinterestMoMo Productions/Getty Images A recent study focusing on people who recently experienced an episode of low back pain shows that walking can be hugely beneficial. Regular walking significantly reduced the risk of future episodes and healthcare visits. It also improved their quality of life, sleep, and mood. Low back pain is incredibly common […]

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Researchers Identified 6 ‘Biotypes’ Of Depression

Share on PinterestResearchers have found six subtypes of depression using brain scans. Yuliya Taba/Getty Images Using brain scans, scientists recently revealed six subtypes of depression. They show that each subtype responds differently to treatment. The scientists hope their discovery will help personalize psychiatric treatment. Researchers say that thanks to new imaging they have discovered six […]

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Want to Live to 100? How These Healthy Habits After 80 Can Help

Share on PinterestMaintaining healthy lifestyle habits after 80 may be a key factor for living to age 100 and beyond. coldsnowstorm/Getty Images A new study has found a link between a healthy lifestyle and longevity. People were more likely to live to 100 if they had a healthy lifestyle in their 80s. Key lifestyle factors […]

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Cases of This Deadly Bacterial Infection are Rising in Japan, Experts Want to Know Why

Share on PinterestA type of bacterial infection is on the rise in Japan. DuKai photographer/Getty Images Japan is reporting a record number of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) cases this year. STSS is a severe, life-threatening complication of Group A Streptococcus, the same bacteria responsible for strep throat. Group A Streptococcus cases in Japan have […]

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How Actor Gina Torres Helped Her Parents Manage High Cholesterol

Share on PinterestActor Gina Torres shares how she helped her parents manage their health after they were diagnosed with high cholesterol and how she maintains a healthy level herself. Photography by Andy Freedman Primetime TV star Gina Torres shares her parents’ issues with heart health. Torres is spreading awareness about “bad” cholesterol. Experts share how […]

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She Had a Stroke at 39. Her Uncommon Symptoms Delayed Treatment

Share on PinterestBecause the symptoms she experienced weren’t common, Jenna Gibson and her family didn’t realize she was having a stroke when it happened. Image Provided by Jenna Gibson A thriving mother of two, Jenna Gibson had a stroke at 39 years old. After misunderstanding the symptoms of stroke, she underwent emergency brain surgery to […]

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Surveillance is an Effective Way to Manage Some Types of Prostate Cancer, New Study Finds

Share on PinterestInstead of treatment, some people with prostate cancer opt for active surveillance. andresr/Getty Images Active surveillance of prostate cancer in low-risk patients is an effective disease management protocol. Results from the Canary PASS study show good health outcomes among patients taking part in active surveillance over nearly 10 years of follow-up. Prostate cancer […]

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements May Help You Feel Less Angry and Irritable

Share on PinterestOmega-3 supplements can help reduce aggression and violent outbursts, new research suggests. Duet Postscriptum/Stocksy United New research has found that intake of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce aggression and violent outbursts. The study found that omega-3 supplements could reduce aggression by 30%. Experts say omega-3 has an anti-inflammatory effect on the brain and […]

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Statins May Help Prevent Cancer in Addition to Lowering Cholesterol

Share on PinterestThe benefits of statins may go beyond just lowering cholesterol. luza studios/Getty Images Scientists believe statins, cheap cholesterol-lowering medications, could be used for cancer prevention. Statins have anti-inflammatory effects, which could be used to target cancers linked to chronic inflammation. The research is still early and has not yet been trialed in humans. […]

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Weight Loss Drugs Like Wegovy and Ozempic Can Influence Taste Sensitivity

Share on PinterestGLP-1 drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy may affect your sense of taste and the way your brain responds to sweet foods. Tom Werner/Getty Images GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy may significantly influence taste perception, a new study finds. These drugs may also change how the brain responds to sweet tastes. This change […]

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Zepbound Can Help People with Multiple Conditions Lose Weight Safely

Share on PinterestZepbound is a safe and effective weight loss medication for people with multiple conditions. Image from Lilly New research finds Zepbound can lead to weight loss even for people with multiple medical conditions. Experts say the results point to the notion that the drug should continue to be used as directed, with close […]

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Heart Risks Jump for People Who Have Excess Weight for a Decade or More

Share on PinterestA new study looks at the health impacts of having excess weight over a decade. ljubaphoto/Getty Images New findings suggest that the longer you have excess weight, the higher your risk of sustaining a stroke or heart attack. People who have had excess weight for at least a decade had up to a […]

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Mediterranean Diet Can Lower Mortality Risk for Women, What to Know

Share on Pinterestgolero / Getty Images Sticking to the Mediterranean diet was associated with a decreased risk of mortality, according to a new study. The Mediterranean diet helps lower cardiometabolic risk factors, such as insulin resistance, BMI and blood pressure. The diet includes high amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and heart-healthy fats. A new […]

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FDA Panel Rejects Use of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD

Share on PinterestA key FDA panel voted down approving MDMA-assisted therapy to treat PTSD. pixdeluxe/Getty Images An expert panel of the Food and Drug Administration reviewed two studies on MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of PTSD. The studies showed that the therapy improved symptoms of PTSD over 18 weeks and lasted for several months after […]

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Early Age of First Period Linked to Obesity, Poor Diet, and Other Factors

Share on PinterestResearch shows that girls are getting their first period earlier than in previous decades, which may be tied to rising obesity rates. MStudioImages/Getty Images A new study finds that females born in the early 2000s started menstruating around 6 months earlier than those born during the 1950s and 60s. This trend is more […]

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Too Much Sodium Can Make Atopic Dermatitis Worse

Share on PinterestA new study finds high amounts of dietary sodium are linked to worse eczema symptoms. urbazon/Getty Images A recent study investigates whether sodium intake might influence atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Using a large sample of participants, researchers suggest that higher sodium intake may be linked to an increased likelihood of having […]

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Pro-Inflammatory Diet May Raise Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Share on PinterestNew research finds that eating a pro-inflammatory diet may raise your risk of heart failure and cardiovascular disease. SDI Productions/Getty Images A pro-inflammatory diet has been linked to a biomarker commonly associated with heart failure. Foods like red meat, white flour, sugar, and seed oils, are known to be pro-inflammatory foods. In a […]

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Intermittent Fasting with Protein Pacing More Effective for Weight Loss

Share on PinterestCombining intermittent fasting with protein pacing may be more effective for weight loss than calorie restriction, according to new research. Grace Cary/Getty Images New research suggests that intermittent fasting combined with protein pacing may be more beneficial for weight loss and gut health than calorie restriction. Participants who followed intermittent fasting with protein […]

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Is the Body Roundness Index the New BMI? What it Says About Your Health

Share on PinterestA new study finds people with high or low Body Roundness Index have increased risk of death. Zing Images/Getty Images The Body Roundness Index is a novel body composition measurement that is touted as being a more accurate alternative to Body Mass Index. In a large retrospective study of 33,000 US adults, researchers […]

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