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Too Much Water Bigger Threat Than Too Little

Hyperhydration, rather than dehydration, may pose a greater health risk to athletes, according to two articles in a British medical journal.  Heat-induced dehydration rarely causes athletes to collapse during workouts or competition. In most cases, the culprit is exercise-associated postural hypotension. The primary treatment should be recovery in a head-down position, not fluid intake. Read […]

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High Dose Vitamin D Prevents Fractures

High doses of vitamin D prevent fractures in older people – as long as they take it regularly, researchers reported.  In a meta-analysis, oral doses of at least 800 IU were associated with reductions in the risk of both hip and nonvertebral fractures, according to Heike Bischoff-Ferrari, MD, DrPH, of University Hospital in Zurich, and […]

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IVIG Stops Alzheimer’s in Its Tracks

VANCOUVER — Three years of treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG, GammaGard) prevented further cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a small study presented here. Four patients who received the full 36 months of treatment showed no decline in scores, reported Norman Relkin, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. […]

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