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What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?

What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?

New research has explored the link between sleep apnea and depression and suggests that the former may be one reason that depression treatments fail. Treating sleep apnea with a CPAP machine may reduce the symptoms of depresson. Around 20–30% of people with depression and other mood disorders do not get the help they need from […]

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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma facts Morton’s neuroma causes symptoms similar to metatarsalgia, including ball of foot pain. Morton’s neuroma is a swollen, inflamed nerve in the foot. Morton’s neuroma causes a “burning” sharp pain on the bottom of the foot. Treatments for Morton’s neuroma include resting the foot, better-fitting shoes, anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, and surgery. What […]

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Traveling Abroad? Make Sure Your Measles Shot Is Up to Date

Traveling Abroad? Make Sure Your Measles Shot Is Up to Date

Latest Travel Health News WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Due to waning vaccination levels in some areas, measles outbreaks are back with a vengeance. But many globe-trotting Americans may not realize the problem is worldwide. Therefore, making sure your measles vaccination is up to date is paramount before jetting off. In fact, U.S. […]

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Chiggers (Bites)

Chiggers (Bites)

Source: MedicineNet Chiggers definition and facts Chiggers are the larval (juvenile) form of a type of mite (Trombiculidae). Chiggers do not burrow into and remain inside the skin, contrary to popular belief. Chiggers inject digestive enzymes into the skin and feed upon the decomposed tissue. Pronounced itching is the main symptom of chigger bites. Bites […]

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Health Tip: Treating Athlete’s Foot

Health Tip: Treating Athlete’s Foot

(HealthDay News) — Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection that commonly occurs in people whose feet become sweaty in tight-fitting shoes. Latest Skin News Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous? Health Tip: Bed Bug Protection Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex’s Time Tattoo Inks Recall Due to Bacterial Contamination Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb […]

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Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections)

Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections)

Treatment of Cold Sores Currently, there are no cures or vaccines for cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Frequent hand washing will help reduce the spread of the virus to other parts of the body or to other people. Also, applying cool, moist compresses to the lesion may decrease pain and keep […]

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Senate Bill Would Reduce Seniors Drug Costs

Senate Bill Would Reduce Seniors Drug Costs

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A bill to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients and lower federal and state health costs was introduced by two U.S. senators. Latest Senior Health News The bill would limit drug copays for people with Medicare’s Part D prescription plan by capping their out-of-pocket costs […]

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AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart Health

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Improving cardiovascular health during the early stages of pregnancy can lead not only to a healthier pregnancy, it also can greatly improve a woman’s long-term heart health, new research shows. The findings, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, underscore […]

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Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — All pregnant women should be screened early for hepatitis B, to prevent the viral infection from being passed to newborns. So says the latest guideline from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. “Clinicians can help mothers and their babies by screening all pregnant people at […]