Even small increases in nitrogen dioxide levels could be linked to heightened risk of heart and respiratory death

Even small increases in nitrogen dioxide levels in the air may be linked to increases in cardiovascular and respiratory deaths, according to research published by The BMJ today. The findings suggest a need to revise and tighten the current air quality guidelines, and to consider stricter regulatory limits for nitrogen dioxide concentrations. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) […]

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Non-drug therapies as good as or better than drugs for treating depression in people with dementia

Non-drug therapies as good as or better than drugs for treating depression in people with dementia Doctors should consider more “social” prescribing of non-drug approaches for depression and loneliness, say researchers Non-drug therapies, such as exercise, appear to be as, or more, effective than drugs for reducing symptoms of depression in people with dementia, suggests […]

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How to heal cracked heels

Cracked heels, also known as fissures, can be a nuisance and even bleed sometimes, but can occasionally lead to more serious problems if left untreated. Treat them by giving your feet a little more attention, beginning with moisturizing them at least twice a day. Look for thick moisturizers (Eucerin, Cetaphil, others). Some moisturizers contain skin-softening […]

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