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Sunday, 8 December 2019

New drug for migraine pain may suit more people than existing drugs

Migraine breakthrough as trial proves new drug can relieve sufferers of pain within two hours More than 20% of people given the drug ubrogepant had relief in two hours Ubrogepant targets a protein thought to be involved in the feeling of pain   Current medicines narrow blood vessels which aren’t suitable…

Clearing up the confusion over red meat recommendations

Meaty subjects have been in the news recently, with a series of studies questioning dietary recommendations that we eat less of the red stuff, even as plant-based substitutes have moved into the spotlight with fast-food breakthroughs. A new generation of faux burgers, such as Impossible Burgers and Beyond Meat, which…

Take a look inside Ivanka Trump’s daily diet

Whereas her father may be known for his affinity for Diet Coke and fast food — a habit Melania Trump has reportedly been trying to get him to kick — Ivanka Trump’s diet couldn’t be more different.  The first daughter, who has been in the public eye long before Donald…

E-prescription for patients in Stuttgart and Tuttlingen

Patients from Baden-Württemberg, which are by law covered by health insurance, can consult on the website docdirekt a doctor, and in the future an electronic recipe is received. In the start-up phase of this pilot project, the E-prescription in a pharmacy in Stuttgart and in the district of Tuttlingen redeem….

Six minutes of walking can increase motivation to perform physical activity

Just six minutes of walking can increase a person’s motivation to perform physical activity and improve feelings of energy, fatigue, depression, and confusion, according to research conducted by Clarkson University Associate Professor in Physical Therapy, Ali Boolani. Boolani recently completed a study where he measured the mood of patients over…

Like being neat or color-coding pencils? Believe me, that is not OCD

“You are not defined by your thoughts,” we are told from a very young age. “You are not defined by your thoughts” we repeat to ourselves as tears stain our pillowcases and our bed sheets are gripped so tightly that they start to tear. “You are not defined by your…

Woman with endometriosis is mistaken for being pregnant thanks to bloating

After 16 years of being misdiagnosed, Claudia Wright, 28, was told she had stage four endometriosis – a condition which causes tissue to grow across her reproductive organs and bowels. Despite having specialist surgery in America, Claudia still suffers from such severe bloating that people often assume she’s pregnant. Each…