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Gum Disease Has Strong Connection To High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

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May 18, 2020 … LONDON — What do puffy, bleeding gums have to do with high blood pressure? Apparently more than you might expect. New research has found that people battling gum disease are more likely to suffer from hypertension. High blood pressure is the leading cause of premature deaths worldwide, impacting 30% to 45% of the population. Similarly, inflammation of…

Human Body Temperature In The U.S. Has Decreased Over Time, Study Finds

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Jan 10, 2020 … Doctor: ‘What everybody grew up learning, which is that our normal temperature is 98.6, is wrong.’ STANFORD, Calif. — Way back in 1851 German physician Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich declared that the standard human body temperature was 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Ever since, that reading has been universally considered the optimal body temperature of a healthy, “normal”…

Brushing Teeth Frequently Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Problems

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Dec 02, 2019 … SEOUL, South Korea — Between brushing at least twice daily, flossing after meals, and bi-annual visits to the dentist, maintaining one’s oral hygiene can feel like a full-time job at times. If you need some extra motivation to get off the couch and pick up the toothbrush, consider the findings of a new study conducted in…

Revolutionary New Treatment May Allow Those With Celiac Disease To Safely Eat Gluten

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Oct 22, 2019 … CHICAGO — If you are dealing with celiac disease and one day hope to eat wheat, rye, or barley, a revolutionary new treatment may be on the way. A clinical trail using technology developed at Northwestern University has shown it is indeed possible to cut back on immune tolerance to gluten in people dealing with celiac…

Study: Strawberries Improve Colon Health, Reduce IBD Symptoms

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Feb 23, 2019 … AMHERST, Mass. — Strawberries are more than scrumptious. Researchers have found that eating just a few of them each day may improve gut health and relieve inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is a painful condition that affects at least 3 million adults in the U.S., causing fatigue, diarrhea and other symptoms. IBD…

Microplastics contaminating food and drinks may be fueling a dramatic rise in bowel diseases

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Dec 30, 2021 … NANJING, China — Microplastics may be the reason some people are more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, a new study warns. Researchers at Nanjing Medical University found higher quantities of these microscopic plastic particles in the feces of people with IBD than in their healthy peers. The study notes that people regularly ingest these…

Intense childhood anxiety may lead to psychosis during adulthood

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Dec 29, 2021 … BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Children and young teens who constantly experience high levels of anxiety are more likely to develop psychosis by their early 20s, according to researchers from the University of Birmingham. On a more positive note, their study also finds intervening early in an individual’s life — by targeting stress hormones and non-resolving inflammation…

Vaping — just like cigarettes — linked to disease-causing damage to your DNA

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Nov 24, 2021 … LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Vaping causes genetic damage that can lead to disease among e-cigarette users, just like conventional cigarettes, a new study warns. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine at USC say the chemical alterations, called epigenetic changes, can cause genes to malfunction. “Our study, for the first time, investigates the biological effects…

Living near loud, busy roads can increase Alzheimer’s risk by over 25%

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Nov 04, 2021 … ODENSE, Denmark —According to new research, noise pollution can significantly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists say road and railway traffic alone accounts for an astonishing one-in-seven dementia cases. Constant racket from cars, buses, and trains, as well as dirty air, speeds up the brain’s decline. This leads to the conclusion that people…

No surgery for appendicitis? Scientists conclude they can treat condition with antibiotics

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Oct 25, 2021 … SEATTLE, Wash. — Appendicitis can be an extremely painful condition which almost always ends in surgery. Now, however, researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine say medical science has reached the point where doctors no longer have to take out your appendix when this occurs. The results of the largest-ever clinical trial on appendicitis…

Catching COVID-19 during pregnancy could make unborn children more prone to diseases

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Aug 26, 2021 … BETHESDA, Md. — Contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy could make a woman’s unborn child more prone to diseases and health issues later on, a new study reveals. Scientists with the National Institutes of Health say mild infections in the mother can permanently damage the immune system of their offspring. The study adds that this may lead…

Fasting may be the best way to fight off GI infections

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Aug 06, 2021 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Fasting may be the most effective way to overcome serious bacterial illnesses, like salmonella, a new study reveals. Scientists from the University of British Columbia say fasting changes the body’s gut microbiome, making it more able to protect against full-on infections. In experiments with mice, researchers restricted food for 48 hours before…

Drugs targeting the biological clock may help treat Alzheimer’s disease

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Jul 19, 2021 … ST. LOUIS — Regular sleep disruptions take a toll on the body’s circadian rhythm, a key part of our biological clock that regulates the sleep-wake cycle in individuals. A study by researchers at Washington University shows that a protein produced by circadian rhythm genes is linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists believe that the debilitating disease…

Child heart issues linked to COVID inflammatory syndrome mostly disappear over time

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Jul 16, 2021 … NEW YORK — MIS-C, or multisystem inflammatory syndrome, is an inflammatory condition in children which doctors believe may be a symptom of COVID-19. In some cases, MIS-C can lead to life-threatening problems in the heart. On a positive note, however, researchers from Columbia University report that children with MIS-C-related heart problems see these issues clear up…

COVID vaccine hesitancy among young adults may make herd immunity unreachable

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Jul 15, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Experts believe it will take about 80 percent of the population getting the COVID-19 vaccine to reach “herd immunity” level. Unfortunately, a new study by researchers at the University of California-San Francisco reports that vaccine hesitancy among young adults may make the notion of herd immunity more of a fantasy than…

Migraine headache sufferers can reduce pain by adding more fish, omega-3 fatty acids to diet

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Jul 01, 2021 … BALTIMORE, Md. — Omega-3 fatty acids have become something of a wonder treatment for all sorts of ailments. Studies show getting this nutrient from foods like fish or through dietary supplements may help fight off everything from inflammation, to asthma, to heart disease. Now, scientists say sticking to a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may…

Being ‘fat but fit’ really is impossible: Doctor says term is ‘misleading, should be avoided’

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Jun 22, 2021 … GLASGOW, Scotland — The idea that people can be “fat but fit” is one that’s been long debated among health experts. But according to a new study, the ability to be in good shape and obese really is just wishful thinking. Researchers at the University of Glasgow say obese people with a healthy metabolic profile…