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Migraine sufferers are at a higher risk for stroke after a surgery: Study

10 hours agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

Migraine sufferers are at a higher risk for stroke after a surgery, according to research findings. The risk of stroke after a surgery was found to be slightly higher among those who suffer from migraine with aura. In fact, these … The...Show More Summary

Housecall: Secondhand smoke — do you know the dangers?

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Secondhand smoke: Avoid dangers in the air You don't smoke because you understand the dangers, but what about smoke you inhale involuntarily? Understand what's in secondhand smoke, and consider ways to protect yourself and those you love from it. Vaccines for adults: Which do you need? Vaccines aren't just for kids. […]

YWCA Indoor Triathlon RACE REPORT

Yesterday, I banged out a quick little indoor triathlon at my gym: the Midtown YWCA of Minneapolis. There were 3 distances, and because my knee was a little "twitchy" 2 weeks ago, I signed up for the shortest one to just blast out some...Show More Summary

Prospero's Kidney Stone.

In class yesterday, I was doing a speech from Prospero which evoked deep feelings of mortality. It all felt so intense, I had to leave class after doing the scene.But, actually, I was passing a kidney stone. I think I'm still passing it. Show More Summary

High-fat, low-sugar diet improves diagnostic imaging of cardiac sarcoidosis

10 hours agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

A high-fat, low-sugar diet improves diagnostic imaging of cardiac sarcoidosis. Previously, diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis using imaging tests was challenging as the images were unclear. Researchers uncovered that having patients consume...Show More Summary

The Banned Books Your Child Should Read

10 hours agoHealth : Well

Books that have been challenged or banned offer parents an opportunity to talk about difficult topics.

Croatia bans outdoor poultry after bird flu detected

11 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia banned outdoor poultry on Monday and started culling ducks and hens on a farm near the capital Zagreb where H5N8 bird flu was detected over the weekend.

Human Nature 4K

11 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

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Lawrence Solomon: How Vaccine Safety Turned into one of Trump’s First Presidential Priorities

From Lawrence Solomon at With repealing Obamacare, building a wall, cutting corporate taxes and keeping jobs at home all high on Donald Trump’s agenda, the announcement Tuesday that he asked Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to consider chairing a commission...

7 Tips for Meeting Your 2017 Resolutions

By Amelia Dmowska, Ben Pallant, and Lynn Kennedy Dr. Shreela Sharma’s advice for eating well, moving more, and making goals stick in the New Year With the New Year here, lists of resolutions inevitably follow – it’s usually not difficult to pinpoint what should be changed. The challenge often comes in trying to find the […]

Elevated systolic blood pressure rate rising globally, along with associated deaths

11 hours agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

Elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) rate is rising globally, along with associated deaths, according to research findings. The analysis involving 8.7 million participants found substantial increases in elevated systolic blood pressure...Show More Summary

Considering cattle could help eliminate malaria in India

(Penn State) The goal of eliminating malaria in countries like India could be more achievable if mosquito-control efforts take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle, according to an international team of researchers.

Arthritis in shoulder blades, joints, and arms: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

11 hours agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

Osteoarthritis – the most common type of arthritis in the shoulder – is basically a degenerative condition of the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory arthritis can affect the shoulder joint as well, but it’s a rare occurrence. In...Show More Summary

#MicroblogMondays 125: King

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (usually called MLK Day) in America.  It feels particularly poignant this year because we’re moving between two very different types of leaders.  Obama guided by pointing out the […]

Alzheimer’s disease and concussions linked

12 hours agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

A link has been found between concussions and Alzheimer’s disease. For the study, researchers examined 160 U.S. veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to determine if concussions accelerate the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. The...Show More Summary

Do this one thing for a healthy liver

12 hours agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

The holidays have come and gone, and you probably ate way too much food and drank way too much alcohol. January is a time for detox and renewal, especially for your liver, so you may find a recent health trend … The post Do this one thing for a healthy liver appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Private health insurance sales surge amid NHS crisis

Ongoing crisis in public healthcare and economic recovery may have triggered first rise in seven years, but impeding Brexit means future is uncertain The number of people in Britain taking out private medical insurance has risen significantly for the first time since 2008, amid fears about the ongoing crisis gripping the NHS. Show More Summary

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