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What to know about diabetic shock

What to know about diabetic shock

Diabetic shock occurs when blood sugar levels drop dangerously low. Diabetic shock is not a medical term, but people often use it to describe a state of severe hypoglycemia that requires another person’s help. People with mild low blood sugar, which doctors call insulin reaction or hypoglycemia, are usually conscious and can treat themselves. People […]

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How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression

How ketamine can change the brain to fight depression

New research in mice, which the National Institutes of Health supported, shows how ketamine can alter brain circuits, quickly redressing depression-like symptoms. Ketamine stimulates the regrowth of dendritic spines in the prefrontal cortex, according to a new animal study. Previous studies have shown that ketamine — an anesthetic — can rapidly reduce severe symptoms of […]

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Untrained Caregivers Bear Burden of Care for Families: Report

Untrained Caregivers Bear Burden of Care for Families: Report

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Twenty million largely self-taught home caregivers in the United States perform complex medical tasks for family members and friends, a new report says. That means that half of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers do things typically performed by health care professionals, such as […]

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Can Pregnancy Put a Damper on Your Career?

Can Pregnancy Put a Damper on Your Career?

Latest Pregnancy News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many American women feel less welcome at work once they become pregnant, a new study finds. On the other hand, expectant and new fathers often get a career boost. “We found that pregnant women experienced decreased career encouragement in the workplace only after they disclosed […]

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Electrical Stimulation Restores Parkinson’s Patients’ Walking Ability

Electrical Stimulation Restores Parkinson’s Patients’ Walking Ability

An implant that electrically stimulates the spine restored the Parkinson’s disease patients’ ability to walk, researchers say. Latest Neurology News A quarter of Parkinson’s patients have difficulty walking as the disease progresses, often freezing in place and falling. The Canadian researchers said that previously housebound patients who received the implant are now able to walk […]

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Health Tip: Anger Management

Health Tip: Anger Management

(HealthDay News) — Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. However, when it becomes destructive or uncontrollable, it can lead to lower quality of life for you and those around you, says the American Psychological Association. Latest Mental Health News If you’re unsure of the severity of your anger, there are psychological tests that can measure […]