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Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Being a Night or Morning Person

Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Being a Night or Morning Person

Researchers have identified 351 genetic variations that may be associated with whether someone is a night or morning person. The findings from analyses of about 700,000 people’s genomes help advance understanding of the genetic basis of chronotype, or whether people are larks, night owls or somewhere in between, The New York Times reported. Latest Mental […]

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Climate Change Could Bring More Infant Heart Defects: Study

Climate Change Could Bring More Infant Heart Defects: Study

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Climate change could lead to more U.S. babies born with congenital heart defects, researchers say. Specifically, they concluded that hotter temperatures may lead to as many as 7,000 additional cases between 2025 and 2035 in eight representative states: Arkansas, Texas, California, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, […]

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Medical Scribes Could Help Improve ER Care

Medical Scribes Could Help Improve ER Care

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Using medical scribes in emergency departments is a smart way to increase the number of patients seen by doctors and reduce the time patients spend there, a new study indicates. Medical scribes do administrative tasks, such as documenting visits while a doctor evaluates […]

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Health Tip: Avoid Winter Skin Rashes

Health Tip: Avoid Winter Skin Rashes

(HealthDay News) — Cold, dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your hands, triggering rashes, dry patches and irritation. Latest Skin News The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to prevent a rash on your hands: Wear task-appropriate gloves to protect your hands from harsh chemicals, such as dyes and detergents. Wear insulated gloves or […]

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Polar Vortex Brings Frostbite Danger: Protect Yourself

Polar Vortex Brings Frostbite Danger: Protect Yourself

Latest Skin News THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Minus 29 Fahrenheit in Fargo, minus 28 in Minneapolis, minus 13 in Des Moines. With potential record-setting low temperatures ahead for much of the nation, one expert warns that frostbite can quickly strike exposed skin. “With wind chills approaching the single digits and below zero, […]

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Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who vape might increase their odds of suffering a stroke, heart attack or heart disease, a new study suggests. Federal survey data revealed that compared with nonusers, people who use e-cigarettes have a: E-cigarette users also have a doubled rate […]

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Everything you need to know about convulsions

Everything you need to know about convulsions

A convulsion is a general term that people use to describe uncontrollable muscle contractions. Some people may use it interchangeably with the word “seizure,” although a seizure refers to an electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures may cause a person to have convulsions, but this is not always the case. In this article, learn more […]

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What are the stages of multiple sclerosis?

What are the stages of multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease that affects the central nervous system. There are four main types, which differ in their stages or progression. Learning about each type of multiple sclerosis (MS) may help a person gain a better understanding of the disease and its possible treatments following a diagnosis. MS symptoms occur as a […]

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Home remedies for calluses

Home remedies for calluses

Calluses are hard, thick areas of skin that are often uncomfortable. They are rarely serious, and a number of simple home remedies can help reduce their appearance. Excessive pressure or rubbing can cause calluses to develop on almost any area of skin. Common locations for calluses include the feet, the fingertips, and the palms of […]

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How to soothe a baby crying in their sleep

How to soothe a baby crying in their sleep

When a baby begins crying in their sleep, caregivers may worry that something is wrong. However, in most cases, for babies, crying while asleep is a phase rather than a sign of a serious problem. For many caregivers, sleep-related issues are among the biggest challenges during the baby and toddler years. Sleep problems are common, […]