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16 myths about depression

16 myths about depression

Depression is a condition that negatively affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts, with symptoms persisting for at least 2 consecutive weeks. In 2017, around 7.1% of all adults in the United States experienced at least one episode of major depression. This makes it one of the most common mental health conditions in the […]

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Study reveals how diabetes drug promotes healthy aging

Study reveals how diabetes drug promotes healthy aging

Doctors commonly prescribe metformin to help people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar levels. The drug increases insulin sensitivity through its effects on glucose metabolism. Share on PinterestMetformin may hold surprising benefits in the fight against age-related illness. However, although there is clear evidence of metformin’s effectiveness, scientists do not fully understand how […]

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Prostate cancer: Home urine test could ‘revolutionize diagnosis’

Prostate cancer: Home urine test could ‘revolutionize diagnosis’

A new pilot study concludes that at-home urine tests could make prostate cancer diagnoses shorter, simpler, and possibly even more accurate. Share on PinterestThe possibility of a home urine test for prostate cancer moves one step closer. Prostate cancer is common, affecting nearly half of males over 50. However, it tends to develop slowly, and […]

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Can mammograms show who is at risk of heart failure?

Can mammograms show who is at risk of heart failure?

Mammograms have, so far, had the single role of identifying potentially cancerous tumors in the breast. However, could they also help doctors identify women at risk of heart disease and heart failure? Share on PinterestSome researchers believe that mammograms could also help doctors identify women with a high risk of heart failure. Mammograms work by […]

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Burns (First Aid)

Burns (First Aid)

Introduction to burns Burn treatment depends upon the location, body surface area, and degree of burn. The skin has an important role to play in the fluid and temperature regulation of the body. If enough skin area is injured, the ability to maintain that control can be lost. The skin also acts as a protective […]

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A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once a Month?

A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once a Month?

Latest Sexual Health News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have developed a method that might eventually allow women to take birth control pills just once a month. In lab experiments, the researchers found that their tiny drug-delivery device — contained within a gelatin-coated capsule — worked as hoped: […]

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Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the Human Brain

Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the Human Brain

Latest Mental Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Antarctica is one of the loneliest places on Earth. Endless expanses of white give way to almost complete darkness during the long winter months. Companionship is largely limited to those who’ve joined you in these achingly cold wilds. That overwhelming […]