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Hematoma vs. Bruise

Hematoma vs. Bruise

What is a hematoma? What is a bruise? A hematoma is a localized collection of blood in the tissues of the body outside of the blood vessels. Also called a contusion or “black and blue mark,” a bruise is a discoloration of the skin that is a result of leakage of blood from capillaries into […]

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Skin-Lightening Cream Could Cause Nerve Damage, CDC Report Warns

Skin-Lightening Cream Could Cause Nerve Damage, CDC Report Warns

Latest Skin News TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A skin-lightening cream from Mexico that contained toxic mercury left a California woman with significant central nervous system damage, doctors report in a case study. Many weeks after her initial hospitalization, the woman requires “ongoing tube feeding for nutritional support” and can’t speak or care […]

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Health Tip: Advice for a Healthier Divorce

Health Tip: Advice for a Healthier Divorce

Latest Sexual Health News (HealthDay News) — About half of marriages end in divorce, says the American Psychological Association. Though the end of a marriage often unleashes a flood of difficult emotions, it is possible to have a healthier breakup. The association provides advice for a healthier divorce: Be kind and compassionate to yourself and […]

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Don’t Let Those Christmas Lights Land You in the ER

Don’t Let Those Christmas Lights Land You in the ER

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A white Christmas is everyone’s wish, but navigating the snow and cold can land some folks in the ER during the holidays. Luckily, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has some helpful hints on having a safe and happy holiday. “Cold weather […]

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Car Exhaust May Up High Blood Pressure Risk in Pregnant Women

Car Exhaust May Up High Blood Pressure Risk in Pregnant Women

Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution from vehicles increases the risk of dangerously high blood pressure in pregnant women, U.S. government researchers report. Scientists from the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ (NIEHS) National Toxicology Program analyzed published studies on the links between traffic-related air pollution and preeclampsia. […]

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To Avoid Falls, Check Your Balance

To Avoid Falls, Check Your Balance

Latest Neurology News By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Bad balance is a common cause of dangerous falls, especially among older adults. Falls send more than 2 million adults to the emergency room every year and often result in lengthy rehab stays. Preventing falls is a priority for staying healthy […]

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Brain Damage Changes Over Time in Boxers, MMA Fighters

Brain Damage Changes Over Time in Boxers, MMA Fighters

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brain damage occurs in boxers and mixed martial arts fighters alike, but it unfolds differently as these athletes age, a new study finds. Among current fighters, the loss of brain volume results from tearing of nerve fibers as the brain moves inside the skull. Among […]

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Is Green the Feel-Good Color of the Holidays?

Is Green the Feel-Good Color of the Holidays?

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s one type of green Christmas that’s likely to bring joy to gift-givers and recipients alike, a new Canadian study suggests. That’s one based on green consumerism — a push to buy gifts produced in ways that protect the natural environment. For this study, […]

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More U.S. Teens Are Overdosing on Valium, Xanax

More U.S. Teens Are Overdosing on Valium, Xanax

Latest Mental Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of kids overdosing on commonly prescribed anxiety medications such as Xanax, Valium or Ativan has risen dramatically during the past decade, a new study shows. Child and teenage ODs caused by these benzodiazepine drugs increased by 54% between […]