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What to know about the Moro reflex?

What to know about the Moro reflex?

The Moro reflex, or startle reflex, refers to an involuntary motor response that infants develop shortly after birth. A Moro reflex may involve the infant suddenly splaying their arms and moving their legs before bringing their arms in front of their body. Doctors often check for the Moro reflex during the first few postdelivery examinations. […]

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What is the relationship between depression and sleep?

What is the relationship between depression and sleep?

Sleep and depression can affect each other. Being excessively tired can have a significant impact on a person’s mental well-being, while someone experiencing depression may have trouble sleeping. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), when a person struggles with a sleep disorder, their symptoms of depression are more likely to be severe. This article […]

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Meningococcemia: Everything you need to know

Meningococcemia: Everything you need to know

Meningococcemia is a severe form of blood poisoning that affects the entire body. It is also called meningococcal septicemia. The hallmark sign of meningococcemia is a rash that does not fade under pressure. The rash can appear anywhere on the body due to damaged blood vessels allowing blood to “leak” into the skin. Meningococcemia can […]

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Vaping: Is it bad for you?

Vaping: Is it bad for you?

The safety and long term health effects of using electronic cigarettes or other vaping products are still not well known. In September 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an outbreak of a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and other vaping products. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update our content […]

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Processed meat and cancer link depends on nitrite content

Processed meat and cancer link depends on nitrite content

In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meats as Group 1 carcinogens, citing sufficient evidence that they cause cancer in humans. Now, a new review challenges this blanket classification, having found that the strength of the evidence varies according to whether the meat contains nitrites. Share on PinterestNot all processed meats are equally […]

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Does your season of birth affect your mortality risk?

Does your season of birth affect your mortality risk?

Over the years, many scientists have set out to answer the same question: Does the month or season of your birth influence mortality risk? A recent study takes a deeper look at this query. Share on PinterestHow does your season of birth affect your mortality risk? Scientists from the United States, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Denmark, […]

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Cardiovascular disease: Dietary cholesterol may not raise risk

Cardiovascular disease: Dietary cholesterol may not raise risk

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), consumers should continue to stick to heart-healthy diets for optimum cardiovascular health. However, there is no numerical recommendation of cholesterol intake from food, as the AHA finds no link between dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular risk. Share on PinterestAHA’s new Scientific Advisory finds no link between egg intake and […]

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Ticks vs. Bedbugs

Ticks vs. Bedbugs

What are ticks? What are bedbugs? Tick bites can transmit disease. Ticks are arthropods (tick members are mainly hard [Ixodidae] or soft [Argasidae] ticks) that are obligate blood suckers that can, through bites, transmit diseases to humans and many animals. Bedbugs (Cimex genus only) are insects that are blood-sucking parasites of some animals and birds […]

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Yeast Infection vs. Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Yeast Infection vs. Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

What is a yeast infection? What is bacterial vaginosis? A yeast infection is an infection with any type of yeast. In women, vaginal yeast infections are common. This article will focus on the similarities and differences between vaginal yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis (BV), another condition of the vagina that causes vaginal discharge. What the […]

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Urinary Incontinence in Women

Urinary Incontinence in Women

How is incontinence treated? Figure 4. Side view. Supporting sutures in place following retropubic or transvaginal suspension (left). Sling in place, secured to the pubic bone (center). The ends of the transobturator tape supporting the urethra are pulled through incisions in the groin to achieve the right amount of support (right). The tape ends are […]