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Todo lo que necesita saber sobre la taquicardia

Es posible que algunas personas con taquicardia no presenten síntomas o complicaciones. Sin embargo, esta enfermedad incrementa de forma significativa el riesgo de sufrir un accidente cerebrovascular, un paro cardíaco repentino e incluso la muerte. ¿Qué es la taquicardia? La taquicardia alude a la frecuencia cardíaca más rápida de lo normal cuando estamos en reposo. […]

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Brain confetti: Why our sense of smell declines in old age

In mammals, generation of new neurons (neurogenesis) is mainly limited to early childhood and occurs in adulthood only in a few regions of the forebrain. One such exception is olfactory neurons, which develop from stem cells via several intermediate stages. “The production of these neurons diminishes with advancing age. In our recent study we wanted […]

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Turns Out Some Symptoms of Diabetes Are Different in Women

Coming in as the seventh-most deadly disease in the United States, diabetes isn’t something you want to ignore. But according to research conducted by the American Diabetes Association, 32.3 million Americans had diabetes in 2015 — but a whopping 7.2 million of them went diagnosed. What gives? “There are common signs to diabetes, such as […]

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Protein portions: Feeling satisfied on fewer calories

(HealthDay)—Eating protein every day is important for good health. While it can come from animal and/or plant sources, the amount of protein we need is rather small—just 5 to 7 “ounce equivalents,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An ounce equivalent can be one ounce of meat, poultry or seafood; one large egg; a […]

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The ultimate guide to birth control

The ultimate guide to birth control: What they are, the risks, the benefits, and the things you NEED to know 98 percent of sexually active women use birth control However, when used incorrectly men and women face unexpected pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases An OBGYN explains what you need to know about each type  Birth control […]

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Mind-body exercises may improve cognitive function as adults age

Mind-body exercises—especially tai chi and dance mind-body exercise—are beneficial for improving global cognition, cognitive flexibility, working memory, verbal fluency, and learning in older adults. The findings come from a meta-analysis of all relevant published studies. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society analysis included 32 randomized controlled trials with 3,624 older adults with or without […]