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In short, no. Coffee enemas are not safe. Coffee enemas can cause rectal burns if applied without sufficient cooling. They can also trigger colitis, rectal bleeding, bloody stools, abdominal pain and muscosal lesions in the rectum. There is no evidence that coffee enemas are beneficial to your health. Debatable claims If I were to ask
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Debating whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy? Scientists have uncovered the answer and the consensus is clear. Skipping the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant is worse than being vaccinated. Swedish and Norwegian scientists leveraged national data to analyze live births of babies born between January 2021 and April 2022. The public health
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Unlocking Hope: Nerve Stimulation Offers Relief for POTS – abdulmoizjaangda / vecteezy What is POTS? Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a health condition that causes your heart to beat faster than normal when moving from sitting or lying down to standing up.1-4 Normally, the body’s autonomic nervous system keeps our heart rate and blood pressure
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If you are in the path of the total solar eclipse, you might well be planning on taking a look. Who wouldn’t want to see this spooky sky situation? So how do we do it safely? The only safe way to look directly at the sun is through a special type of eye protecting goggles/face
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March 2024, Oxford University medics presented encouraging preliminary results of the first non-invasive diagnostic test for endometriosis. The DETECT (Detecting Endometriosis expressed intergrins using technetium-99m) imaging study is currently underway in Oxford, United Kingdom. Led by Professor Christian Becker, Co-Director of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre, together with Krina Zondervan, Head of Department at the Nuffield
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The current obesity epidemic demands innovative solutions, and the development of a vibrating ingestible device offers hope. By targeting stomach receptors to induce feelings of fullness, the device presents a potentially non-invasive method for weight management. While further research and human trials are needed, early results from animal studies are promising. If proven safe for
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Have you heard of HIE? It’s the second leading cause of infant mortality and lifelong disability worldwide. 2-3 per 1,000 live births in high-income countries, and upwards of 30 per 1,000 live births in low and middle income countries, are diagnosed with a type of neonatal and pediatric brain injury, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. This diagnosis
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What are the typical symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?  Parkinson’s is a degenerative brain disease. It primarily affects one’s ability to control movements. The three most significant motor symptoms are:  Tremor: A constant, rhythmic trembling, often in limbs, lips or jaw that occurs at rest and stops with voluntary movements.  Rigidity: Painful Muscle stiffness that makes
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A hallmark of advancing Parkinson’s disease is a distinctive shuffling walk. Dual-task training is an effective but costly physical therapy that helps people with Parkinson’s Disease to improve their gait and keep walking longer. A recent study published in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair showed that augmented reality (AR) headsets deliver effective virtual dual task training.
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Finding it hard to sleep because you’re just too darn hot all of a sudden? Struggling with putting on and taking off layers all day? You could be experiencing hot flashes. “What do you mean ‘hot flashes’? That’s the menopause! I’m only 40!” Well, if you have a menstrual cycle you could be entering perimenopause.
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A German man vaccinated against COVID-19 over 200 times in two and a half years is in good health, experiencing no adverse effects. Neither the 217 pokes at his immune response nor the vaccine carrier solutions caused injury or side effects. With the recent outbreak of measles in Florida and ongoing misinformation by certain politicians,
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In part one of the series, researchers analyzed the findings of nearly 150 recent studies examining racial differences in the quality of health care for children in the USA. They found that racialized children received worse care than White children across numerous pediatric specialties. These included emergency medicine, primary care, surgery, mental health care, and
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You might remember hearing about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the news, or maybe you saw the acclaimed sports film Concussion at the movie theatre? Repetitive concussions might be something you associate with pro-athletes or high drama on the big screen but the reality is that repeated head injuries are closer to home than you
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In a two-part literature review led by researchers at Harvard University, public health experts from across the United States analyzed the findings of nearly 150 recent studies examining racial disparities in pediatric care quality in the USA. In a damning report, they found that non-White children consistently received worse care than their White counterparts throughout
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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy foodHippocrates Hippocrates’ famous advice still holds true 2,500 years later as Tennessee, USA researchers confirm that lowering salt intake reduces blood pressure in older adults. Lower Salt, Lower Blood Pressure In a recent JAMA Network report1, a team of US researchers challenged the claim that lowering
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Researchers based at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica report that blocking a protein called DRAK2, prevents toxic fatty acids from deploying a poison pill in insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Not only do they demonstrate that drugs can protect these specialized cells, but they also shed light on how type 2 diabetes progresses. Type 2
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