Sitting in cars for long hours can cause blood clots: 5 ways to prevent them
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(Express Drives) — We’ve all at some point been confined within the limited space in a car or bus or airplane during a long haul journey. While this causes utter discomfort even at the thought of it, we’ve sadly got more bad news. According to a new study, sitting in a confined space for long hours may increase the risk of developing  …

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Smoking pot — or cigarettes — daily can increase psychosis risk, study finds
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(David Railton/ Medical News Today) — Two new studies report an increased risk of psychosis among smokers of not only marijuana, but tobacco, too.

The tobacco study has now been published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, and the marijuana study — which was conducted by the same team — has now been published  …

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Quiet rest after learning helps us to remember the fine details
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(Ana Sandoiu/ Medical News Today) — Most of us know that without sleep, we are unable to create new memories. But is simply resting — without falling into the dreamy state — for only 10 minutes after learning something enough for us to memorize it in fine detail? Recent research suggests so.

Sleep and memory are loving bedfellows.  …

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What your government can’t tell you about drug prices
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(Kelly Crowe/ CBC News) — It took three years of fighting for access to confidential drug information, but a Quebec bioethicist has punched a tiny hole in the iron wall of secrecy surrounding patented drug prices.

Two weeks ago, Jean-Christophe Bé lisle Pipon won a long battle to force the Quebec Health Ministry to tell him how much  …

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‘Forest bathing’ is great for your health. Here’s how to do it
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(Qing Lee/ Time) — We all know how good being in nature can make us feel. We have known it for centuries. The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air — these things give us a sense of comfort. They ease our stress and worry, help us to relax and to think more clearly. Being  …

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These foods may delay your menopause
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(Ana Sandoiu/ Medical News Today) — New research led by scientists at Leeds University in the United Kingdom suggests that a diet rich in legumes and fish may put off the natural onset of menopause, while foods rich in carbohydrates may accelerate it.

The age at which a person experiences their menopause can impact their health   …

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Alzheimer’s: ‘Music may make symptoms more manageable’
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(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — People with Alzheimer’s have severe memory recall issues, and progressive damage to their brains means that other cognitive functions are also impaired. This may cause a state of anxiety and disorientation in many people, but listening to music can help, as new research suggests.

In  …

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Dementia risk linked to some medicines
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(Ian Westbrook/ BBC News) — In England, 1.5 to two million people are likely to be taking anticholinergics for depression, Parkinson’s and bladder problems. University of East Anglia researchers found more cases of dementia in patients prescribed larger quantities of particular anticholinergics.

But experts said  …

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Regular exercise can reduce risk for depression
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(Robert Preidt/ HealthDay News) — Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests.

In a new study, an international team of researchers analyzed data from 49 studies that included nearly 267,000 people in North America, Europe and Oceania. The study participants  …

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What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?
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(Shannon Brosek/ Medical News Today) — Vaginal dryness is a common symptom experienced by women when they go through the menopause transition and possibly for many years after. However, vaginal dryness can happen at any age for several reasons.

Vaginal dryness is the result of decreased levels of estrogen. Estrogen is the female  …

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