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A high baseline intake of vitamin B12 is linked to lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD), new research suggests.

“The results leave the door open for the possibility that vitamin B12 may have a beneficial effect in protecting against PD,” lead author Mario H. Flores, PhD, a research fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, told Medical News. Read more…

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people who use phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is), a class of medications most often prescribed for erectile dysfunction, may run an increased risk of vision-threatening ocular conditions, researchers say. Read more…

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In January 2022, the FDA approved daridorexant (Quviviq) to treat insomnia in adults. It’s expected to be available in May 2022. Daridorexant is an oral tablet that you take about 30 minutes before bed. You should plan to devote at least 7 hours to sleep if you take daridorexant. Read more…

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You just got done working the late shift and have to be up early tomorrow morning. But you just can’t seem to fall asleep. And this isn’t the first time your work schedule has interfered with your sleep schedule. You’ve thought about taking over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aids or calling your healthcare provider about prescription sleep aids. Read more…

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In 2019, the estimated number of global dementia cases totaled 57.4 million. That number is expected to nearly triple by 2050. Given the predicted surge in incidence, and the lack of substantial treatment options, research into potential risk factors to help avoid the condition is being closely monitored. Read more…

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Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, while teenagers need about 8 to 10. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that more than one-third of Americans aren’t meeting those recommendations. Read more…

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According to a widely-held belief, pharmacists give patients products and information because that’s what they give them.
From the patient’s perspective, the value of pharmacy is placing an order and getting a reliable, timely product in return.
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Vitamin C supports the immune system and helps with joint and skin health. People who get enough vitamin C may have shorter colds. But vitamin C doesn’t prevent you from getting sick.
Mega-doses of vitamin C won’t prevent you from getting sick, either, and can cause unpleasant side effects. Read more…

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Migraines can be intense and long-lasting. They can be so severe that they interfere with your quality of life and knock you down for the count. On top of the intensity, migraines can seem to strike without rhyme, reason, or warning. But when you take a closer look, you may see a pattern. There might be certain triggers that cause your migraines. Read more…

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When we refer to “regular table salt,” it is most commonly in the form of sodium chloride, which is also a major constituent of packaged and ultra-processed foods.
The best approach to finding the “healthiest salt” — which really means the lowest in sodium — is to look for the amount on the label. Read more…

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