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One Downside to High U.S. Employment Rate: More Flu

One Downside to High U.S. Employment Rate: More Flu

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A rising employment rate in the United States could have an unexpected consequence — greater spread of the flu, an expert says. Each 1-percentage point increase in the employment rate correlates with a 16% rise in flu-related doctors’ visits, according to Erik Nesson, […]

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Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

Latest Chronic Pain News By Elizabeth HeubeckHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For people with the mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, researchers say nerve stimulation may offer some relief. In a recent study, use of TENS — transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation — during movement or activity was shown to significantly reduce pain […]

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Virtual Reality Can Bring Real-Life Pain

Virtual Reality Can Bring Real-Life Pain

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — From carpal tunnel to a stiff neck, too much time on the computer can cause a slew of health problems. But what if you ditch the keyboard and mouse for virtual reality? New research from Oregon State University in Corvallis showed that even stepping […]

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AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer

AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer

Latest Cancer News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In another step toward using artificial intelligence in medicine, a new study shows that computers can be trained to match human experts in judging the severity of prostate tumors. Researchers found that their artificial intelligence system was “near perfect” in determining […]

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What is the correct dosage of CBD?

What is the correct dosage of CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is available in many forms, including oils, tablets, and creams. The ideal dosages vary depending on both its form and usage. There is little research, though, so doctors are not yet able to confirm the safe, beneficial dosages for each use. CBD is an active ingredient in the cannabis plant. Products that contain […]

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What factors influence a person’s height?

What factors influence a person’s height?

The main factor that influences a person’s height is their genetic makeup. However, many other factors can influence height during development, including nutrition, hormones, activity levels, and medical conditions. Scientists believe that genetic makeup, or DNA, is responsible for about 80% of a person’s height. This means, for instance, that tall people tend to have […]

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Blood transfusions: What to know

Blood transfusions: What to know

Blood transfusions work to replace blood that is lost due to injury or surgery. People can also get blood transfusions to treat certain medical conditions. This article will outline what a blood transfusion is, when they are necessary, and what to expect during the procedure. Share on PinterestA person may require a blood transfusion if […]

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What to know about pelvic floor dysfunction

What to know about pelvic floor dysfunction

The muscles, ligaments, and tissues of the pelvic floor support the bladder, rectum, and sexual organs. When the supportive structures weaken or become especially tight, doctors describe it as pelvic floor dysfunction. It is a common health issue. When a person has pelvic floor dysfunction, the organs in the pelvis may drop. They often press […]