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Thursday, 9 April 2020

The best essential oils for headaches

Essential oils have many benefits, one of which is believed to be reducing or abolishing headaches. “Essential oils can help alleviate headaches a few different ways,” chemist and pharmacist Dr. Lindsey Elmore told Well+Good. “They may relax certain muscles around the neck, face, and head to help relieve tension that can…

How to sleep: Three herbal teas proven to promote a good night’s sleep

Sleep deprivation is commonplace, with one in three people struggling to get enough shut eye each night. While sleep loss can result in an irritable temperament the next day, the consequences of countless sleepless nights go far beyond feeling ticked off. Regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious…

Outpatient palliative care improves Parkinson outcomes

(HealthDay)—Compared with standard care alone, outpatient palliative care is associated with benefits among patients with Parkinson disease and related disorders, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in JAMA Neurology. Benzi M. Kluger, M.D., from the University of Colorado in Denver, and colleagues evaluated whether outpatient palliative care is…

AI, telehealth could help address hospital workforce challenges

Technologies such as telehealth and artificial intelligence could help health systems combat professional shortages in hospitals, according to a report on key workforce strategic planning trends released by the American Hospital Association. Telehealth in particular could be useful to providers as health care is increasingly delivered outside of traditional settings…

Social control among immune cells improves defense against infections

A simple mechanism, previously known from bacteria, ensures that the immune system strikes a balance between the rapid expansion of immune cells and the prevention of an excessive self-damaging reaction after an infection. This has now been deciphered by scientists at the University Hospital of Freiburg (Germany) and colleagues from…

Viagra Can Cause Vision Problems in Some Men

An eye specialist in Turkey reports that temporary vision problems have occurred in some of his patients who use Viagra. Experts have reported vision issues with Viagra use in the past. They say most of those problems happened in men who took a larger than recommended dose of the erectile…

Few consumers understand THC levels in cannabis edibles

Few cannabis consumers understand what the THC numbers on packages of cannabis edibles really mean, according to a new University of Waterloo study. The study, which surveyed nearly 1,000 Canadians aged 16 to 30, found that most consumers could not identify whether a cannabis edible contained “low” or “high” levels…

What you need to know about cholesterol

Most people know that high cholesterol is bad for their heart, but few people really understand what cholesterol is. Dr. Claire Haga, a Mayo Clinic family physician, explains why it’s so closely related to heart problems. She also discusses the power you have to control it. We see it listed…