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Are You Lonely? Your Tweets Offer Important Clues, Experts Say

Are You Lonely? Your Tweets Offer Important Clues, Experts Say

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Analyzing people’s tweets could reveal if they’re lonely, researchers say. Loneliness — which has been linked with depression, heart disease, dementia and other health problems — affects about 1 in 5 adults in the United States. Researchers analyzed public accounts of Twitter users in […]

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U.S. ERs See Doubling of Teen Sexual Abuse Cases

U.S. ERs See Doubling of Teen Sexual Abuse Cases

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sexually abused youths are turning more often to U.S. emergency departments for help, a new study finds. Among youths ages 12-17, emergency department admissions for sexual abuse more than doubled from 2010 to 2016, even as rates of sexual abuse showed a decline, researchers […]

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Fecal Transplants Better Than Antibiotics in Preventing <i>C. Diff</i> Infection Complications

Fecal Transplants Better Than Antibiotics in Preventing C. Diff Infection Complications

TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fecal transplants are better than antibiotics in preventing complications and saving the lives of patients with Clostridium difficile bacterial infections, a new study suggests. Latest Infectious Disease News Compared with antibiotics, fecal transplants (fecal microbiota transplantation — FMT) improved patient survival by more than 30%, lowered the risk […]

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Vegetable Products Recalled by Mann Packing

Vegetable Products Recalled by Mann Packing

TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A variety of vegetable products have been recalled by Mann Packing Co. due to possible listeria contamination. Latest Infectious Disease News The products were distributed to certain retailers in the United States and Canada and have “Best If Enjoyed By” dates of Oct. 11, 2019, to Nov. 16, […]

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Run for Your Life, New Study Recommends

Run for Your Life, New Study Recommends

Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even a little running on a regular basis can extend your life, Australian researchers say. They analyzed 14 studies that included more than 232,000 people whose health was tracked for between 5.5 and 35 years. During the study periods, nearly 26,000 participants died. […]

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Risks Mount for Lonely Hearts After Cardiac Surgery

Risks Mount for Lonely Hearts After Cardiac Surgery

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Depression News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Loneliness can take a heavy toll on heart patients — including a higher risk of death in the year after hospitalization, researchers found. “This study confirms what has also been indicated in previous research regarding the serious health consequences of loneliness,” […]

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Down Syndrome Carries Raised Risk of Dementia by 55

Down Syndrome Carries Raised Risk of Dementia by 55

Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most people with Down syndrome have dementia by age 55, a new study shows. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, which often results in developmental disabilities. Surviving to middle age used to be rare, with many dying young […]

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A Gene Kept One Woman From Developing Alzheimer&#8217;s &#8212; Could It Help Others?

A Gene Kept One Woman From Developing Alzheimer’s — Could It Help Others?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could one woman’s rare genetic mutation one day have a global impact on dementia risk? It’s possible, say investigators who report on a potentially groundbreaking case of a woman whose genetic mutation staved off dementia for decades, even though her brain […]