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Five minutes of breathing exercise could lower blood pressure: study

Five minutes of breathing exercise could lower blood pressure: study

New research suggests that a type of breathing training can lower blood pressure in just five minutes a day. A device that trains breathing muscles was found to be as effective as medication and weight loss. Breathing training can have quick results, but it doesn’t replace other healthy habits, the researcher says. loading Something is …

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My wife of 52 years just passed away.  My pain is so overwhelming I can barely cope.

My wife of 52 years just passed away. My pain is so overwhelming I can barely cope.

It’s never a good idea for emergency personnel to know you by name. Diane had a long history of gastrointestinal problems and had visited the ER 27 times in the past year for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Over a period of nine months, his gastroenterologist performed two colonoscopies and one endoscopy. He finally arrived at …

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The woman was left in excruciating pain and half-blind because of the dirty makeup bag

Laura Hawkins woke up one morning unable to open her right eye (Image: SWNS) Laura Hawkins, 24, woke up one day while traveling in Australia in “excruciating” pain. He couldn’t open his right eye, despite using eye drops from the pharmacist the day before in an attempt to treat what he thought was common conjunctivitis. …

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FDA vaccine adviser says healthy young people should NOT get another COVID booster

A leading vaccine expert and pediatric doctor is warning parents of healthy youngsters to hold off on getting the new COVID-19 booster vaccine, saying it may carry risks and has yet to be proven effective. Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Center for Vaccine Education at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of …

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Doctors are calling for more research into little-known STIs linked to infertility in men and women

Doctors are calling for more research into a little-known sexually transmitted infection that may be more common than previously thought. Scientists have known for decades about mycoplasma genitalium, or M. genitalium or M. gen., a sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital pain, bleeding and swelling, and has been linked to infertility and miscarriage . …

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Doctors are calling for more research into little-known STIs linked to infertility in men and women

Doctors are calling for more research into a little-known sexually transmitted infection that may be more common than previously thought. Scientists have known for decades about mycoplasma genitalium, or M. genitalium or M. gen., a sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital pain, bleeding and swelling, and has been linked to infertility and miscarriage . …

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Hospital admissions rise as multiple respiratory viruses circulate among children: ‘We’ve got a full house’ | Health care/Hospitals

Children’s hospitals in Louisiana are dealing with increased revenue and emergency room visits due to a handful of respiratory viruses. While it’s not unusual to see an increase in viruses as the weather gets colder, it’s unusual to deal with so many at once, leading to hospitals full of sick children. “We have a full …

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Were your teenage years exhausting? School schedules may be the reason

If you went to high school in the United States, you may remember early morning extracurriculars, sleeping through first-period algebra, or bleary-eyed late-night study sessions (unlike other wide awake “study sessions” we told our parents we were having). As an adult, you might wonder if there’s a better time to explore Shakespeare than at 8 …

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