How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication

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HealthLine

A new program developed by a research team focuses on diet, exercise, and sleep as the keys to lowering your blood pressure without using drugs.

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New Drug May Stop Migraine Headaches Before They Start

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HealthLine

People who have to deal with migraine attacks are welcoming the release of Aimovig, a drug approved earlier this month by FDA regulators.

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They Shared Heroin /Opiates. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?

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The New York Times

Prosecutors are increasingly treating overdose deaths as homicides, but they aren’t just going after dealers. Friends, family and fellow users are going to prison.

Clockwise from top left: Kimberly Elkins, William Tylor Kendall, Amanda Guarneri, Chase Thistle, Misty Dawn Chapman, and Christopher Malcolm were all charged in overdose deaths.CreditClockwise from top left: Minnesota Department of Corrections, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office

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Acid Reflux and GERD Overview

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Health-Line 

Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents moves backward into the esophagus. It’s also called acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Acid reflux is a common digestive condition. According to the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), more than 60 million Americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. More than 15 million Americans experience it every day.

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Everything you need to know about hepatitis B

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MedicalNewsToday

HBV is a major global health problem. Worldwide, some 887,000 people died from HBV-related liver disease in 2015. Between 850,000 and 2.2 million people in the United States (U.S.) are thought to be living with chronic HBV infection.

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What Is Intermittent Fasting?

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AUTHORITY NUTRITION

 

A phenomenon called intermittent fasting is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends.

It involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating.

Many studies show that this can cause weight loss, improve metabolic health, protect against disease and perhaps help you live longer (12).

This article explains what intermittent fasting is, and why you should care.

 

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Change Your Ways, Reduce Your Risk: 7 Tips for Preventing Diabetes

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EVERY DAY HEALTH

Piggybacking the obesity epidemic, diabetes rates continue to surge. On June 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new and alarming statistics on diabetes. An estimated 29 million Americans have the disease, a nearly 12 percent increase from the 26 million diabetics in 2010.

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How to Help Someone Who’s Depressed

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HEALTH                                                                                                                                      When someone you know and love is clinically depressed, you want to be there for that person. Still, keep in mind that your friend or loved one has a medical condition, so giving support may mean more than just offering a shoulder to cry on.

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A cousin of HIV – HTLV-1 is Spreading and has No Cure!

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Global News

Doctors from the Global Virus Network, an international group of virologists, are calling on the World Health Organization to work on strategies to prevent the transmission of HTLV-1 – a virus related to HIV.

Presence of both the human T-cell leukemia type-1 virus (HTLV-1) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) revealed in the transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image, 1980. Image courtesy Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

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Why It’s So Hard to Keep Weight Off After You’ve Lost It?

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Men’s Fitness

Even after you’ve shed major pounds, keeping the weight off can be a huge struggle. One reason? Your body constantly feels hungry, according to a new study from the American Physiological Society.
For the study, researchers had 40 obese volunteers — which was defined as having a body mass index greater than 40 — attend five three-week long weight loss sessions over the span of two years. During the sessions, the participants were coached through daily exercise and eating healthy.

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