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How to get rid of dark spots on black skin
People with black skin can be prone to dark spots, which may appear on the face or other parts of the body. These areas of hyperpigmentation occur as the result of sun exposure or, more commonly, develop on a previously inflamed area of the skin.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 17
6 ways to treat razor bumps fast
Razor bumps are ingrown hairs that develop after shaving or using other hair removal techniques, such as waxing or plucking. The medical term for razor bumps is pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 17
How Your Marital Status Affects Your Odds of Dying From Heart Disease
Your gender and marital status hold telling clues about your risk of dying of heart disease, a large British study suggests. It found that widowed and divorced men have significantly higher odds of death due to heart disease than women of the same marital status. But single men are more likely to survive heart failure than single women. Compared to widows, men whose spouses die have an 11 37 higher risk of death after a heart attack. Widowers with heart fa ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
'Ecstasy' shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment
An international study involving researchers from UBC Okanagan has shown that MDMA, also known as ecstasy, may be a valuable tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD . Published recently in Psychopharmacology , the study demonstrated substantial improvements in individuals who had not responded to prior treatments, explains UBCO Associate Professor of psychology Zach Walsh. This is also, he adds, the most comprehensive evaluation of the safety ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Eating blueberries every day improves heart health
Eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease - according to new research led by the University of East Anglia, in collaboration with colleagues from Harvard and across the UK. New findings published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 per cent. The research team from UEA s Department of Nutrition and Prevent ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Cannabis use among older adults rising rapidly
AURORA, Colo. May 30, 2019 - Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to the drug, according to researchers. The study, the first to look at how older Americans use cannabis and the outcomes they experience, was published this month in the journal Drugs Aging . Older Americans are using cannabis ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Meditation goes digital in new clinical trial
Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed a personalized digital meditation training program that significantly improved attention and memory in healthy young adults -- a group already at the peak of brain health -- in just six weeks. The intervention, called MediTrain, utilizes a closed-loop algorithm that tailors the length of the meditation sessions to the abilities of the participants, so they are not discouraged by their initial attempts to focus ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Labels of US probiotic products lacking, researchers find
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to buying probiotics, many product labels do not give consumers enough information to make an informed decision, according to a research team led by Georgetown University Medical Center . In their study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , investigators found that of 93 different bottles of probiotics purchased from four large national probiotic retailers in the Washington, DC area, only 33 35 could be linked ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Lower rates of opioid prescriptions in states that implemented medical cannabi...
GALVESTON, Texas - Using data from privately-insured adults, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston revealed that there is a lower level of opioids prescribed in states that have allowed the use of medical marijuana. The findings care currently available in Preventive Medicine . We found that the overall prescription opioid use increased by age, which we expected, said senior author Mukaila Raji, UTMB professor and director, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
More Evidence Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain
When it comes to the relief of chronic pain, acupuncture is indeed effective, a sweeping review of previous research finds. The conclusion stems from a fresh analysis of initial raw data that had been collected by 29 studies previously conducted in Germany, Spain, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom. Collectively, these past investigations had involved nearly 18,000 patients. We looked at only the best-quality studies, said study author Andrew ...
Healthday - Mon. Jun 17
Peppermint tea: Health benefits, how much to drink, and side effects
Peppermint is a minty herb native to Europe and Asia. For hundreds of years, people have used peppermint both as a flavoring and for its medicinal properties.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 27
Stinging nettle: Benefits, side effects, and how to use it
Stinging nettle is a popular herbal remedy with many uses, ranging from reducing arthritis pain to treating seasonal allergies. What are the benefits of stinging nettle, and what does the research say
Medical News Today - Mon. May 27