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Loneliness Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Loneliness Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Latest Depression News TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Though this is the time of year when family and friends gather and connect, loneliness remains a serious public health issue in the United States, an expert on aging says. More and more Americans are lonely, and there’s growing evidence that it can pose significant […]

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The Secret Behind Chicken Soup’s Medical Magic

The Secret Behind Chicken Soup’s Medical Magic

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many people rely on chicken noodle soup to soothe a cold, but few know exactly why the warm broth brings relief. But one dietitian can explain its magic. “Studies have shown that a hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup may help clear nasal […]

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Health Tip: Strep Isn’t an Ordinary Sore Throat

Health Tip: Strep Isn’t an Ordinary Sore Throat

(HealthDay News) — Most sore throats among infants, toddlers and preschoolers are caused by viral infections, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Cold and Flu News No antibiotic should be given to treat this type of sore throat, since antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, not those that are triggered by viruses. One type of […]

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Strong link found between back pain and mortality

Strong link found between back pain and mortality

A prospective analysis of back pain and rates of disability may help explain the association between back pain and mortality. Back pain is common and often debilitating. Back pain is very common, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is also a major cause of disability and missed work days. Risk factors such as posture, sedentary […]

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Letter from the Editor: Enjoy every moment

Letter from the Editor: Enjoy every moment

Ice skating, chocolate making, and dinner in a 15th-century cellar; as always, the Medical News Today annual winter party was an event to remember. But it wasn’t the activities that made our party special. It was the company. The MNT team had a fabulous dinner in a 15th-century cellar for the annual winter party. Life […]

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Health benefits of gold, frankincense, and myrrh

Health benefits of gold, frankincense, and myrrh

Three compounds, connected by their mention in the story of Jesus’ birth, may provide benefits beyond their gift of seasonal joy. Here, we investigate their healing powers. We will never know whether the three wise men knew how healthful their gifts were. When writing for a medical website, creating uplifting seasonal content can be challenging. […]

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Health Tip: Kegel Exercise Tips

Health Tip: Kegel Exercise Tips

(HealthDay News) — Pelvic floor muscle exercises, also called Kegel exercises, are a great way to improve and maintain bladder control, the National Association for Continence says. Latest Sexual Health News The exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor and may improve bladder leakage. The association offers these Kegel suggestions: Identify the muscles by trying to […]

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#MeToo Sparked Surge in Awareness About Sexual Harassment: Study

#MeToo Sparked Surge in Awareness About Sexual Harassment: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Hundreds of thousands of women have used the #MeToo hashtag to speak out about sexual harassment and assault during the past year. Now there’s evidence that the #MeToo movement sparked more than mere conversation about sexual abuse in the United […]

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Mad Cow Disease Diagnosed in Tennessee Man

Mad Cow Disease Diagnosed in Tennessee Man

A 32-year-old Tennessee man has been diagnosed with the rare human form of mad cow disease. Latest Infectious Disease News Tony Gibson began having symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) about a year ago. He became very forgetful and would get lost in grocery stores and even his own home, according to his wife, Danielle Gibson, […]

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Certain Antibiotics Tied to Deadly Heart Vessel Tears: FDA

Certain Antibiotics Tied to Deadly Heart Vessel Tears: FDA

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Patients should avoid a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolone due to an increased risk of heart vessel tears associated with their use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned. “These tears, called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm can […]