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What are the causes of forearm pain?

Forearms are integral to hand and arm movement, so pain in this region can be highly disruptive to daily life. Forearm pain can result from a number of different causes, each requiring a different treatment approach. The forearms are composed of the radius and ulna bones, which span the length …

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Body clock disruptions may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

The link between sleep and Alzheimer’s diseaseis a complex one, and here at Medical News Today, we’ve been trying to illuminate it by reporting on the latest studies in the field. One such study suggested that poor sleep may lead to brain proteins such as amyloid beta and tau becoming tangled, a known hallmark …

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Saturated fat may not increase heart disease risk after all

In a new Norwegian diet intervention study(FATFUNC) published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, study leader assistant Prof. Simon Nitter Dankel and colleagues have questioned and overturned the dietary theory that saturated fat is unhealthy for most of the population. This theory has dominated health literature for more than 50 years. …

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Statins: How safe are they?

Cholesterol is essential to keep the body in working order. However, having high levels of “bad cholesterol,” called low-density lipoprotein (LDL), in the blood can cause fatty deposits to build up in the arteries. Eventually, this buildup results in the arteries narrowing and hardening (a condition called atherosclerosis), which leads to a …

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Fertility treatment failure may harm women’s heart health

Researchers found that women who did not become pregnant after undergoing gonadotropin-based fertility therapy – treatment often used in preparation for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies – were at greater risk of heart failure and stroke than those whose fertility therapy was successful. The research team – led by Dr. …

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Foot Drop

Foot drop is a term that refers to a weakening of the muscles that allow for flexing of the ankle and toes. This condition causes the individual to drag the front of the foot while walking. To compensate for this dragging, the patient will bend the knee to lift the …

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Preeclampsia raises risk of heart disease, heart failure

Preeclampsia and eclampsia may cause birth complications, as they affect the blood supply to the fetus. In preeclampsia, the mother has high blood pressure, and the disorder can also endanger the mother’s health if it develops into eclampsia – the onset of seizures or even coma. Worldwide, preeclampsia is estimated to affect 5-10 percent of all …

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Beta-blockers may reverse genetic changes from heart disease

In the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from York University in Toronto, Canada, report how they used mice induced to have heart failure and heart cells from rats to study the effect of beta-blockers on changes in gene expression. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is not strong enough to pump the amount …

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Daily vitamin D-3 supplementation may benefit heart failure patients

In the US, around 5.1 million people have heart failure, which occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood around the body to support other organs. The prognosis for heart failure patients is poor; around 50% of those diagnosed with the condition die within 5 years of diagnosis. …

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New evidence that vitamin D prevents respiratory infections

A large-scale meta-analysis using more than 10,000 participants concludes that vitamin D supplementation may help to prevent a major cause of global death – acute respiratory tract infections. Acute respiratory tract infections are responsible for 10 percent of ambulance and emergency room visits in the United States. Including anything from …

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