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Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support

Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support

A new report has found that more than half of the people with mental health conditions currently confined in Los Angeles county jails would benefit from mental health treatment in specialized community centers instead of incarceration. Share on PinterestThousands of LA jail inmates would benefit from receiving mental health support away from prison, a new […]

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How the ‘rubber hand illusion’ may help those with OCD

How the ‘rubber hand illusion’ may help those with OCD

New research shows how the use of a multisensory illusion may help treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The new method could bypass the disadvantages of exposure therapy. Share on PinterestContamination fears may cause people with OCD to wash their hands excessively. In 1998, researchers Matthew Botvinick and Jonathan Cohen of the University of Pittsburgh, PA, detailed […]

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Is a Yeast Infection Contagious?

Is a Yeast Infection Contagious?

What is yeast? What is a yeast infection? Yeast are microscopic fungi consisting of oval cells that reproduce by forming buds. There are many types of yeast. Some yeast types are important in baking and brewing (baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast). Thus, most yeast are harmless to humans. However, Candida albicans, or Candida, is a yeast […]

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Veterans’ Study Shows Genetic Origins of Anxiety

Veterans’ Study Shows Genetic Origins of Anxiety

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — New research involving the DNA of 200,000 U.S. veterans suggests that there really is such a thing as a “worry gene.” Researchers have identified six genetic variants linked to anxiety — a discovery that may help explain why anxiety and depression often go hand […]

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Health Tip: What Your Child Can do About Bullying

Latest Healthy Kids News (HealthDay News) — Bullying can be physical, verbal or through virtual spaces including the internet and social media, says KidsHealth. Regardless of the medium, bullying can make young people afraid, stressed, depressed and anxious. KidsHealth advises what your child can do about bullying: Tell a trusted adult, such as a parent, […]

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Septic Shock

Septic Shock

Septic shock facts Septic shock is a potentially life-threatening condition. Septic shock describes a catastrophic situation where infection overwhelms the body’s immune system and potentially causes organ failure and death. By definition, blood pressure is low, organs like the heart, lung, kidney, and liver fail to work properly, and medications are required to support and […]

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Justin Bieber: Lyme Disease and Chronic Mono

Justin Bieber: Lyme Disease and Chronic Mono

Latest Infectious Disease News By Peter Schelden on 01/10/2020 3:49 PM Source: MedicineNet Health News Superstar singer/songwriter Justin Bieber Wednesday told his 124 million Twitter fans he has been suffering from Lyme disease and chronic mononucleosis. “While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like sh**, on meth etc. they failed to realize […]

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Cipro vs. Flagyl

Cipro vs. Flagyl

Cipro vs. Flagyl Differences Flagyl (metronidazole) and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are both types of antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. Flagyl also is used to treat some parasitic infections. The drugs are in different antibiotic drug classes. Flagyl is in the nitroimidazole antibiotic drug class, and Cipro is in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics. Common side […]