Stretching Can Help Get Seniors Moving

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports. Researchers placed splints on lower limbs of older rats to stretch their calf muscles. The splints were placed on one leg for 30 minutes a day, five days a week,…

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'Magnetic Pulse' Device May Be New Way to Prevent Migraines

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Self-administered magnetic pulses from a hand-held device may help head off debilitating migraines, researchers report. This new way to approach migraine headaches is called “single pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation” (sTMS). Neurologists and psychiatrists have long used the technology to diagnose and treat patients. The U.S. Food and Drug…

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Smokers' Diets Let Them Down, Too

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who smoke already face a greater risk of illnesses and early death, and a new study suggests their diets aren’t doing their health any favors either. The researchers found that compared to ex-smokers and people who never smoked, tobacco users have diets with a much higher energy…

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