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Tips to manage heart diseases: Here’s what you should know

Since heart problems go undetected most of the time due to lack of apparent symptoms, the importance of preventive measures cannot be ignored. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), a collective term that refers to a range of heart-related ailments including heart failure, angina pain, heart failure, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and birth defects, are increasing in prevalence […]

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Why inflammation is better for you than you may think

This morning, my daughter’s hand got stuck in a hotel lift door. Thankfully, with a little handiwork and the help of a crowbar, she was freed relatively unscathed. The hotel staff immediately fetched ice. Despite knowing that ice may do injuries more harm than good, I held the ice against her swollen hand because it […]

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Frequent male pot use linked to early miscarriages

(HealthDay)—Men who use marijuana at least once a week are twice as likely to see their partner’s pregnancy end in miscarriage, compared to those who use no pot, new research suggests. Miscarriages related to frequent male pot use tended to occur within eight weeks of conception, which bolsters suspicions that marijuana use damages sperm in […]

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Girl facing fatal brain disease gets tailor-made drug

Mila Makovec, pictured at age 2, was diagnosed with Batten disease at age 6. (Photo by Cliff Grassmick/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty Images)) When Mila Makovec was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition at age 6, her prognosis was grim. The condition, known as Batten disease, is fatal, with death usually occurring in […]