High blood pressure: Best snack to lower your reading

High blood pressure means your blood pressure is consistently too high and means that your heart has to work harder to pump blood around your body. Blood pressure readings naturally go up and down throughout the day and night, and it’s normal for it to rise with movement. However, sustained high blood pressure can cause devastating heart and circulatory diseases. […]

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Can a £3,000 neck zapper keep agonising ‘suicide headaches’ at bay?

Can a £3,000 neck zapper really keep agonising ‘suicide headaches’ at bay? Cash-strapped NHS is offering it for free despite skepticism of doctors Paul Culwick, 69, from Chiswick in West London, suffers from cluster headaches  He now keeps these under control using a hand-held ‘nerve-zapper’ twice a day  The device, called gammaCore, stimulates nerve involved in headache condition Ask Paul […]

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Eating disorders can mask autism in girls

Girls and women on the autism spectrum are at higher risk of anorexia nervosa than males, research suggests. But girls are also more likely than boys to have undiagnosed autism and their symptoms could be mistaken for an eating disorder. Females with autism are a higher risk of anorexia than males.Credit:Shuttershock An article in Current Psychiatry Reports by researchers from […]

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Biden Promises to 'Cure Cancer' If Elected. Here's Why That's Laughable.

If former Vice President Joe Biden gets elected in 2020, he's curing cancer. At least that's what the presidential hopeful promised at a campaign stop in Ottumwa, Iowa, on Tuesday this week. "I promise you if I'm elected president, you're going to see the single most important thing that changes America," Biden announced. "We're gonna cure cancer." The crowd cheered […]

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The rise of ‘iPhone hand’: Doctors reveal surge in people in pain

The rise of ‘iPhone hand’: Doctors reveal surge in people blighted by pain and weakness in their hands because they don’t use their thumbs enough More and more patients are reportedly developing ‘i-Phone tendonitis’ Swapping writing for touchscreens causes pain to develop at thumb base Demise of pens could eventually cause our thumbs to become redundant Doctors have warned our […]

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Vitamin D, estradiol deficiency have synergistic effect on MetS

(HealthDay)—For Chinese postmenopausal women, vitamin D (VitD) and estradiol (E2) deficiency have a synergistic effect on metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to a study published online June 10 in Menopause. Hui Huang, M.D., from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China, and colleagues examined 616 postmenopausal women from southern China who were not taking estrogen or VitD/calcium supplements in a cross-sectional study. […]

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Vagus nerve stimulation study shows significant reduction in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Initial pilot data support the use of new neurostimulation treatment in a larger study in patients who have failed current standard of care

The results of a pilot study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.1 “This is a really exciting development. For many patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, current […]

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