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Do you bleed when you blow your nose?

Do you bleed when you blow your nose? Epistaxis, or a nosebleed, is generally caused by a broken blood vessel in the nose or sinuses. Bleeding from the nose, especially when blowing it, is very common and usually not a cause for concern. An estimated 60 percent of people experience nosebleeds but only around 6 […]

Preventing of Type 1 diabetes.

Does the gut hold the key to prevention? Targeting specific microbiota in the gut could be one way to protect against type 1 diabetes, a new study concludes. Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have found distinct gut microbiota alterations in rodents and humans that are at high risk of type 1 diabetes. […]

Study shows a partner’s touch relieves pain.

Lovers’ heartbeats and respiration patterns tend to synchronize when the partners are simply in each other’s presence. But what does the role of touch play in this synchronization, and what happens when one of the partners is experiencing pain? Have you ever noticed that when you walk alongside your partner, your steps tend to synchronize? […]

How and when to take a pregnancy test

Pregnancy tests help women to determine if they are pregnant. These tests work by picking up on markers in urine or blood that indicate pregnancy. Knowing which type of pregnancy test is most suitable, and understanding how to use them, helps ensure results are accurate. Whether taken at home or in a doctor’s office, being […]

Early-life asthma may contribute to childhood obesity

Asthma affects millions of children in the United States, and so does obesity. A new study may have found a link between the two, as early-life asthma may contribute to the development of childhood obesity. New research suggests that asthma may increase the risk of childhood obesity. It is estimated that asthma affects around 1 […]

Arthritis and physical activity

Just 45 minutes of exercise a week can benefit older adults with arthritis Engaging in physical activity can reduce pain and help to maintain mobility and independence for older adults with arthritis, but current exercise recommendations are often unachievable for this population. Now, however, a new study finds that exercising for just 45 minutes is […]

How reducing alcohol intake can benefit health

As 2017 arrived, many of us are thinking about the healthy lifestyle changes we want to make for the coming year. Do you plan to exercise more? Lose weight? Quit smoking? How about cutting down on alcohol intake? While that last question may have prompted a highly resistant shake of the head from many readers […]

Stroke vs. Aneurysm: Treatment Options

A brain aneurysm is a bulge in an artery in the brain that has the potential to burst or rupture. A ruptured aneurysm can cause a type of stroke called a subarachnoid hemorrhage. An estimated 5 percent of Americans may have or develop a brain aneurysm each year, according to the Mayfield Clinic. Not all […]

Eating fiber keeps gut microbes from eating you

The gut microbiota plays a crucial role in maintaining our body’s overall health. New research shows what happens if we do not feed our gut microbes with the fiber they need to survive. Gut bacteria are essential to keeping our body healthy. Our gut microbiota contains at least 1,000 different species of known bacteria, summing […]