Researchers see possible link between opioids, birth defect – The Associated...

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect. When a baby is born with its intestines hanging outside the stomach, due to a hole in the abdominal wall, it’s called gastroschisis. Most are repaired through surgery. Roughly 1,800 such cases are seen in…

Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born...

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New Findings Reveal Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and...

News Release Thursday, January 17, 2019 NIH-funded study sheds new light on brain circuits related to affective and social dysfunction. A new study in rodents has shown that the brain’s cerebellum—known to play a role in motor coordination—also helps control the brain’s reward circuitry. Researchers found a direct neural connection from the cerebellum to the…

Doing THIS One Thing in Old Age Can Help Save Your...

Tech21:34 17.01.2019(updated 21:45 17.01.2019) Get short URL Researchers from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have wrapped up a comprehensive 20-year study showing a possible causal link between a sedentary lifestyle and the deterioration of brain power and memory. Examining the behaviour of 454 elderly adults over the course of of two decades, the study, which included…

Former bodybuilder gave up food for urine — here’s why that’s...

John DePass has been a bodybuilder for the majority of his life — competing at the international level and even taking part in the Mr. Universe competition — and he has practiced and preached the value of a high-fat, low-carb diet in order to lose weight and gain muscle. But now, nearly 30 years into…

Here’s How the Keto Diet Affects Your Ability to Build Muscle...

Many people like to argue that the ketogenic diet is an efficient way to build muscle. Your strength will skyrocket, they posit, and you’ll feel less sore and recover faster. Critics of the diet, however, often say the exact opposite: Ketogenic diets limit your ability to train hard, the theory goes. Trying to build muscle…

Most cancer doctors don’t know enough about LGBTQ patient care, study...

Cancer cells don't discriminate. But when a patient who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) is diagnosed, they may have health needs or concerns their doctors aren't expecting.  When it comes to cancer care, a new study finds many doctors are lacking in knowledge about treating members of the LGBTQ community. The…

NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll: Americans And Antibiotics : Shots – Health...

Sniffles, sore throats and fevers seem to be all around lately. If things get bad enough for you or a loved one to seek care, what are your expectations about treatment? Do you want a prescription for an antibiotic if symptoms suggest an infection? We decided to ask Americans in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health…

Aging Brains Stay Sharper With Daily Housework And Exercise : Shots...

Even something as simple as chopping up food on a regular basis can be enough exercise to help protect older people from showing signs of dementia, a new study suggests. BSIP/UIG/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption BSIP/UIG/Getty Images Even something as simple as chopping up food on a regular basis can be enough exercise to…

Experts weigh in on celery juice diet craze: ‘It’s an elaborate...

Glass of green smoothie on table, healthy vegetable drink (iStock) Last September, Sara Joy Madsen started drinking 16 ounces of fresh, pure celery juice every morning — and “it changed my life,” the 39-year-old life coach tells The Post. In a matter of months, the Park Slope resident says she “effortlessly” lost 20 pounds, with…

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