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STDs: How do you get one?

STDs: How do you get one?

People can contract and transmit sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) through several types of sexual contact. Doctors more commonly use the term sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Although vaginal-penile sex is one of the most common means of STI transmission, people can contract them through anal sex, oral sex, and, in rare cases, heavy petting. STIs are […]

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Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise

Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise

People who play sports appear to have an enhanced ability to process sounds from their environment, according to new research. Share on PinterestAthletes’ brains may be better at processing the sensory environment, new research suggests. Scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, measured brain activity relating to sound processing in athletes and nonathletes. They found […]

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Companies selling risky stem cell products receive FDA warning

Companies selling risky stem cell products receive FDA warning

Companies in the United States that had been selling products derived from umbilical cord blood — usually involving stem cells — without approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have now received urgent warnings from the agency. Share on PinterestThe FDA have sent urgent warnings to several companies. The FDA have issued warnings to […]

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Man Who Inspired Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge that raised awareness about the neurodegenerative disease ALS has died. Peter Frates was 34. His death was confirmed by his family on Monday, NBC News reported. Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. He helped create the […]

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Are Superbugs Making Themselves at Home in Your Makeup Bag?

Are Superbugs Making Themselves at Home in Your Makeup Bag?

Latest Skin News TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Makeup is a daily staple for most women, but new research finds that 9 of 10 beauty products may harbor superbugs after they’re opened. Beauty blenders (sponges used to apply foundation or other products to the face), mascara and lip gloss get contaminated with antibiotic-resistant […]

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Can Green Spaces Help You Live Longer?

Can Green Spaces Help You Live Longer?

Latest Prevention & Wellness News You eat right and exercise to extend your lifespan, but the time you spend in green spaces may also help you live longer. Having increased greenness in your surroundings is associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality, according to a recent study published in the journal, The Lancet Planetary […]

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Pot Is Bad News for Baby During Pregnancy

Pot Is Bad News for Baby During Pregnancy

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smoking pot regularly during pregnancy won’t do your baby any favors, researchers warn. They studied sonograms from nearly 450 pregnant women who said they used marijuana daily. The researchers concluded that daily use of the drug is associated with delayed fetal growth, which may increase […]

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Mercury Poisoning

What are the forms sources of mercury? Forms of mercury. Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil. It exists in three chemical forms. They each have specific effects on human health. Methylmercury Elemental mercury Other mercury compounds (inorganic and organic) Sources of mercury. Mercury is an element in […]

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Sometimes, Aspirin May Be Enough to Ease Migraines

Sometimes, Aspirin May Be Enough to Ease Migraines

Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A cheap, century-old drug in most Americans’ medicine cabinets — aspirin — may come to the rescue for people suffering from migraines, a new study finds. While there are effective prescription medications, many migraine patients in the United States don’t have access to them due […]

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Health Tip: Choosing a Pediatrician

Health Tip: Choosing a Pediatrician

Latest Healthy Kids News (HealthDay News) — Pediatricians are specially trained to treat children from birth through adolescence and into the patient’s young adult years, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. To find a qualified pediatrician for your child, the American Academy of Pediatrics and HealthChildren.org can supply names of board-certified physicians in your […]