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Fewer U.S. Doctor Are Facing Burnout

Fewer U.S. Doctor Are Facing Burnout

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For decades, U.S. doctors have battled the long hours and demanding schedules that often lead to “burnout.” But a new study brings welcome news, showing a slight decline in the numbers of physicians dealing with the issue. In the third of a series of […]

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What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life. When bone density drops but isn’t yet at the level of osteoporosis, it’s called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects […]

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Toxins in Home Furnishings Can Be Passed on to Kids

Toxins in Home Furnishings Can Be Passed on to Kids

Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children who live in homes with vinyl flooring and flame-retardant furniture have higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood or urine, researchers have found. The new study included 203 children from 190 families who were tested for these chemicals — so-called semi-volatile […]

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Japan Faces Worst Measles Outbreak in Years

Japan Faces Worst Measles Outbreak in Years

Japan is battling its worst measles outbreak in years. Latest Infectious Disease News As of Feb. 10, a total of 167 cases have been reported in 20 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, with the largest outbreaks in prefectures of Mie and Osaka, according to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. Nearly all of the 49 reported […]

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AHA News: With New Heart, Mom of Four Competes in Transplant Games

AHA News: With New Heart, Mom of Four Competes in Transplant Games

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Kristen Patton was settling in to feed her newborn on Christmas Eve as her three older children went to bed. It was the holiday evening she had envisioned — relaxed family time the day after coming home from the hospital following the birth […]

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How Do You Fix Anemia?

How Do You Fix Anemia?

What is anemia? Anemia describes a condition in which you have a low red blood cell count and low hemoglobin levels. This is a serious condition as red blood cells and hemoglobin carry oxygen to all your cells, allowing them to burn energy. If you’re anemic, you’ll likely feel fatigued and short of breath, lacking […]

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Eustachian Tube (Dysfunction)

Eustachian Tube (Dysfunction)

What should you know about Eustachian tubes? What are the Eustachian tubes? The Eustachian tube originates in the rear of the nose adjacent to the soft palate, runs a slightly uphill course, and ends in the middle ear space. The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear space to the rear of the nose near the […]

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Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the century, a new study claims. HPV (human papillomavirus) causes most cases of cervical cancer, and the researchers determined that […]

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How to reduce your risk of asthma

How to reduce your risk of asthma

Asthma makes people’s airways hyperreactive, causing them to get smaller and often resulting in difficulty breathing. While it is not always possible to prevent asthma, people can try to avoid risk factors such as smoking, being overweight, and having prolonged exposure to air pollution. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma […]