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Popular Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Eases Symptoms in Lung Disease : ScienceAlert

You may be surprised to learn that the medication sildenafil – better known by its brand name Viagra – has other medical purposes aside from treating male erectile dysfunction. It can also be used to treat lung diseases that often have poor prognoses. Sildenafil works by inhibiting an enzyme called phosphodiesterase. Through a complex pathway …

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Birth Weight Could Help Identify Children at Higher Risk of Psychological Issues

Summary: A child’s weight at birth could determine their risk of being diagnosed with a mental health disorder later in life. Researchers found for every kilogram below average birth weight, the more likely a child was to experience mental health problems through childhood and adolescence. Source: RCSI New research from RCSI University of Medicine and …

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5 simple and healthy diet swaps to manage your cholesterol levels

What is a vegan diet? Curious about becoming a vegan? Here is what you need to know about the vegan diet. Managing cholesterol is an essential part of maintaining overall health, especially for those who struggle with keeping their numbers in the right place.   Boston-based registered dietitian-nutritionist Nikita Kapur told Fox News Digital that …

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Woman Diagnosed With Breast Cancer When She Was 8 Months Pregnant

Jennifer Deus was almost nine months pregnant when she learned she had breast cancer. Doctors gave her a C-section at 36 weeks so she could start her treatment soon after the delivery. This is Deus’ story, as told to Jane Ridley. LoadingSomething is loading. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Jennifer Deus. …

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Experts anticipate dual Covid AND flu outbreak as influenza cases begin to rise in southern states 

Both Covid and flu could surge this winter causing a dreaded ‘twindemic’, experts fear — with some southern states already feeling the early stages of an influenza resurgence. The flu was largely wiped out over the past two years of the pandemic when lockdowns, working from home and the far more transmissible coronavirus limited its …

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What is the healthiest fish to eat? What types of fish should I avoid?

Fish is generally a healthy food high in omega-3 fatty acids, which our bodies do not naturally produce, according to Healthline. In addition to protein content, the American Heart Association says eating fish twice per week can also lead to better cardiovascular health. But not all fish are equal. Some are much healthier than others, and …

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Child vaccines may raise the risk of asthma by a THIRD, shock Government-funded study finds

It has been a question pondered by scientists mostly on the fringes for decades. Now a federally-funded study has found a possible link between vaccines containing aluminum and a higher risk of asthma in children. Results showed children who received all or most of their routine childhood shots had a 36 per cent higher risk …

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Taking antidepressants long-term ‘increases your risk of killer condition’

TAKING antidepressants long-term could increase your risk of a silent killer, experts have warned. The drugs, used to treat clinical depression, as well as other conditions like OCD and PTSD, are taken by millions of Brits. 1 People should not stop taking their drugs suddenly and should speak to their GP if concernedCredit: Getty – …

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From raising your risk of diabetes to ageing you quicker than SMOKING: All the dangers of loneliness

Everyone feels lonely from time to time. While the crushing feeling can be isolating, it is far different to chronic loneliness, a rapidly growing problem described as a public health emergency. Its devastating impact on mental well-being — that it raises the risk of depression, anxiety and stress — has been widely known for decades. …

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Taking Tylenol while pregnant increases ADHD risk for kids: study

Women who take painkillers could be increasing their baby’s odds for developing attention disorders and sleeping problems, a new study suggests. Using data from the First Baby Study in Pennsylvania, researchers from Penn State University looked at the effects that acetaminophen — sold under the brand name Tylenol — had on the babies of women who took the …

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New study confirms that COVID-19 vaccines can temporarily affect menstruation

The study, published in the medical journal BMJ, looked at nearly 20,000 women around the world who self-reported their menstrual cycle through Natural Cycles, an FDA-cleared birth control app. Study participants who were vaccinated reported, on average, a nearly one-day day increase in the length of their menstrual cycle length after receiving their first COVID …

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Black Michiganders got 60% of monkeypox cases, only 17% of vaccines

Even though 60% of the people who have gotten monkeypox in Michigan so far are Black, 70% of the doses of the vaccine that can prevent infection or limit symptoms after exposure have gone to white Michiganders. Black residents have gotten just 17% of the doses administered so far in Michigan, new state health department …

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Experts advise against giving your restless child melatonin over poisoning fears

Parents are being warned against giving children melatonin following a surge in accidental poisonings. Experts said there is no evidence the over-the-counter supplement helps them get to sleep and they have no idea what is actually in many products.  The number of children being hospitalized every after ingesting melatonin has surged by six-fold as it …

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How Many Cups of Coffee You Should Drink Per Day, According to ‘Science’

Photo: sebra (Shutterstock) A study that’s in the news right now claims that people who drink two to three cups of coffee per day live longer than people who avoid coffee. So should we all be drinking two to three cups? Not necessarily. Let’s take a look at where these numbers come from. Two to …

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