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Health Tip: Joint Popping and Cracking

(HealthDay News) — Most people have popping and cracking of their joints, especially as they age. Though the reasons behind these sounds are unclear, doctors think they may be caused by ligaments stretching and releasing, or the compression of nitrogen bubbles. Latest Arthritis News Usually, the phenomenon doesn’t need treatment. However, if these sounds are […]

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How the brain adapts to hear better after vision loss

How the brain adapts to hear better after vision loss

Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence have suggested that people who experience vision loss often develop a more enhanced sense of hearing. So what happens inside the brain? New research investigates. What happens in the auditory cortex of a person with early vision loss? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 1.3 billion people […]

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Wellness Programs Take Hold in American Workplaces

Wellness Programs Take Hold in American Workplaces

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of U.S. workplaces now offer wellness programs, a new study finds. “Most American adults work, and many spend half or more of their waking hours at work,” said study author Laura Linnan. She’s a professor in the department of health behavior […]

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Pregnant? The Earlier You Quit Smoking, the Better

Pregnant? The Earlier You Quit Smoking, the Better

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking during pregnancy reduces the risk of delivering preterm. And the earlier you stop, the better, a new study finds. “Pregnancy can be a stressful time in a woman’s life. And women who smoked prior to pregnancy may turn to smoking or continue to […]

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Face Blindness (Prosopagnosia)

Face Blindness (Prosopagnosia)

A Cause of Face Blindness (Prosopagnosia) Stroke A stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident or CVA is when part of the brain loses its blood supply and the part of the body that the blood-deprived brain cells control stops working. This loss of blood supply can be ischemic because of lack of blood flow, […]

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America’s Stress Levels Soar: Survey

America’s Stress Levels Soar: Survey

Levels of stress, anger and worry among Americans are at the highest levels in a decade, and Americans are among the most stressed people in the world, a new survey finds. Latest Mental Health News The annual Gallup poll was conducted last year and included more than 150,000 adults worldwide, 1,000 of them from the […]