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Health Tip: Preparing for a Wig During Cancer Treatment

Latest Cancer News (HealthDay News) — If you’re coping with hair loss during cancer treatment, you may be considering a wig. To prepare for a wig during cancer treatment, Breastcancer.org suggests: Find pictures of your preferred color, length and style. Cut your hair short. Look online, at a wig shop or through a charity program. […]

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Wildfires Send Kids to ERs for Breathing Problems

Wildfires Send Kids to ERs for Breathing Problems

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Wildfires are becoming increasingly common, and along with the rising environmental damage, a new study finds more breathing problems for kids. In December 2017, a small wildfire in San Diego County, Calif., resulted in 16 more kids a day than usual showing up in emergency […]

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Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?

Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?

Anxiety commonly causes a change in appetite. Some people with anxiety tend to overeat or consume a lot of unhealthful foods. Others, however, lose their desire to eat when they feel stressed and anxious. Anxiety is a mental health condition that affects 40 million adults in the United States each year. Changes in appetite are […]

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What to know about brain atrophy

What to know about brain atrophy

Brain atrophy refers to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between brain cells. People who experience brain atrophy typically develop poorer cognitive functioning as a result of this type of brain damage. There are two main types of brain atrophy: focal atrophy, which occurs in specific brain regions, […]

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Chest pain and leg pain: Are they connected?

Chest pain and leg pain: Are they connected?

Leg pain and chest pain do not typically occur together. However, there is a connection between leg pain and heart health, so a person may experience both of these symptoms at the same time. If a person is experiencing chest pain, they should seek medical attention immediately as it may indicate a heart attack. In […]

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Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?

Does the air we breathe influence our schizophrenia risk?

Schizophrenia affects millions of people around the world and is a chief contributor to disability. Researchers are still working to uncover all the risk factors that could facilitate the development of this condition. A new study suggests that air pollution may be one of them. Share on PinterestResearchers have found some evidence that exposure to […]

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Does diet influence mental health? Assessing the evidence

Does diet influence mental health? Assessing the evidence

Can diet impact mental health? A new review takes a look at the evidence. Overall, the authors conclude that although nutrition certainly does appear to have an impact, there are still many gaps in our knowledge. Nutrition is big business, and the public is growing increasingly interested in how food affects health. At the same […]

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Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear

Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear

Throughout evolutionary history, fear has helped humans stay safe and thrive. But in the modern world, many fear responses — such as phobias — are, at best, unhelpful and, at worst, debilitating. Yet, accumulating evidence shows that mindfulness practice could help us unlearn these responses. Share on PinterestMore evidence suggests that mindfulness may help us […]

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Alcohol-Related Deaths in U.S. Doubled Since 1999: Study

Alcohol-Related Deaths in U.S. Doubled Since 1999: Study

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The number of annual alcohol-related deaths in the United States more than doubled between 1999 and 2017, according to a new study. During that time, the rate of such deaths rose from 16.9 to 25.5 per 100,000, a 50.9%#37; increase, CNN reported. The actual […]