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Can COPD cause anxiety?

Can COPD cause anxiety?

Many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) also experience anxiety. The symptoms of COPD may indicate danger to the brain, which can react by causing anxiety or possibly triggering a panic attack. A 2016 study concluded that people with COPD have a significantly higher likelihood of anxiety. However, it can be difficult for doctors […]

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Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood Obesity

Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood Obesity

Latest Asthma News FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Obesity is widely regarded as a risk factor for asthma, but these new findings suggest the reverse is true, too, according to the researchers. The study authors analyzed data from more […]

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What is wryneck and how is it treated?

What is wryneck and how is it treated?

Wryneck occurs when the neck muscles twist beyond their usual capacity, causing the head to tilt. The condition is also known as torticollis or loxia. Wryneck may develop over time. It can also occur after an injury to the area, or because of a reaction to medication. A person with wryneck may find it uncomfortable […]

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Could this amino acid improve glucose control in diabetes?

Could this amino acid improve glucose control in diabetes?

The discovery of a previously unknown effect of the amino acid alanine on cell metabolism could lead to new drugs for short-term control of blood glucose. Could an amino acid provide clues to diabetes? Amino acids are small building block molecules that the body uses to make proteins. Alanine is classed as a nonessential amino […]

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What is this white spot on my eyeball?

What is this white spot on my eyeball?

There are just a few causes of white spots on the eye, and most are easily treatable. The most common reasons are corneal ulcers and pingueculas. White spots on the eyeball can vary in severity. Some may be hardly noticeable while others can cause a lot of discomfort. Eye problems of any sort can cause […]

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How perfectionism affects your (mental) health

How perfectionism affects your (mental) health

Sure, saying you’re a perfectionist may sound good in a job interview, but does striving for perfection make you feel good about yourself? Studies show that constantly chasing the specter of perfection may seriously harm your mental health and well-being. In this (imperfect) article, we explore the dangers of aiming to be perfect. The constant […]

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What causes a pimple in the nose?

What causes a pimple in the nose?

A pimple in the nose can be irritating and painful. Often, it results from a simple blocked pore or an ingrown nose hair. Other times, it can indicate a more severe condition, such as an infection. In this article, we look at the most common causes of a pimple inside the nose, and we suggest […]

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How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?

How do hearing and sight influence cognitive decline?

Previous research suggested that hearing loss and abnormalities in the eye are tied to memory loss and a higher Alzheimer’s risk. New evidence now indicates that addressing hearing and sight problems can slow down cognitive decline. Opting for hearing aids and cataract surgery can make a big difference when it comes to slowing down cognitive […]

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How do dairy fats influence the risk of type 2 diabetes?

How do dairy fats influence the risk of type 2 diabetes?

The debate on whether dairy and dairy-derived fats are good or bad for health has been going on for many years. However, recent data seem to suggest that milk, cheese, and yogurt may be more beneficial than harmful. A new international study corroborates evidence that dairy fats may lower the risk of diabetes. Is dairy […]