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Rare diseases more common than we think

Rare diseases more common than we think

Rare diseases are by their very nature obscure and unknown, falling through the cracks when it comes to research budgets and treatment development. But now, a study has shown they are more common than we think. New research shows that rare diseases are not that rare. The United States classifies a rare disease as one […]

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High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?

High blood pressure: Could noise be a risk factor?

A recent study investigated the relationship between occupational noise-induced hearing loss and blood pressure. The authors conclude that chronic noise exposure increases the risk of hypertension. Could long term exposure to noise raise blood pressure? According to the new paper, globally, more than 600 million people have jobs that expose them to hazardous noise levels. […]

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Homeopathy: FDA issue new statement on risks

Homeopathy: FDA issue new statement on risks

As the homeopathic industry grows, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue a statement to present two major steps they are taking to protect the public from the potentially harmful effects of products labeled as “homeopathic.” The FDA caution against the potential risks of homeopathic products. According to some estimates, a third of adults and […]

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Dislocated Knee

Dislocated Knee

Facts you should know about dislocated knees Knee dislocations are a result of significant force or trauma. With a dislocated knee, the relationship between the femur and tibia is lost and at least three of four ligaments that hold the knee stable must be torn. Fractures often accompany the dislocation. Surgeons most often repair the […]

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Deep Sleep May ‘Rinse’ Day’s Toxins From Brain

Deep Sleep May ‘Rinse’ Day’s Toxins From Brain

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The deep stages of sleep may give the brain a chance to wash itself free of potentially toxic substances, a new study suggests. Researchers found that during deep sleep, the “slow-wave” activity of nerve cells appears to make room for cerebral […]

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Health Tip: Advice for Better Looking Hair

Health Tip: Advice for Better Looking Hair

(HealthDay News) — Maintaining smooth, shiny hair doesn’t have to be difficult. The products and techniques you use to wash your hair can go a long way, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News The academy suggests you: Wash oily hair more frequently. Concentrate shampoo on the scalp. Use conditioner after every shampoo. […]

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Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

Depressive Symptoms More Common in Teen Girls Who Take Birth Control Pills: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The use of birth control pills is associated with more depressive symptoms such as crying, sleeping and eating problems in teen girls, a new study finds. Latest Sexual Health News It included more than 1,000 participants in the Netherlands whose use of birth control pills was assessed at […]

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Could Tissue-Sealing Tape One Day Replace Stitches?

Could Tissue-Sealing Tape One Day Replace Stitches?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Double-sided tape that quickly binds tissues shows promise in animal tests and may eventually offer an alternative to surgical sutures, researchers report. “There are over 230 million major surgeries all around the world per year, and many of them require sutures to close […]

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Health Tip: Choosing a Psychologist

Health Tip: Choosing a Psychologist

(HealthDay News) — More than 30 million Americans need help dealing with their feelings and problems, says the American Psychological Association. From the loss of a job to the death of a loved one, these stressful events can be debilitating and require outside help. Latest Mental Health News The APA mentions important questions to ask […]