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Suicide Risk Rises Following Cancer Diagnosis

Suicide Risk Rises Following Cancer Diagnosis

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A cancer diagnosis can be tough to take, and a new study finds many patients contemplate suicide. That risk is most pronounced in the year following the diagnosis, researchers reported. The risk for suicide among newly diagnosed cancer patients also varies by the type of […]

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Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems

Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems

New research is suggesting that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly bullied. A recent study charts brain changes linked to bullying. According to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics, between one and three students in the United States report being bullied at […]

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Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

Childbirth may increase risk of breast cancer

Many believe that childbirth can protect women against breast cancer, but new findings suggest that this benefit may take 2 decades to make an appearance. Childbirth may initially increase breast cancer risk. The risk of developing breast cancer differs between individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that several factors come into […]

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How do our emotions affect our immune response?

How do our emotions affect our immune response?

New research uncovers fresh evidence to suggest that frequent exposure to negative emotions may have an important impact on the functioning of the immune system. Do you often feel sad or angry? This could affect how your body reacts, researchers warn. Many studies have shown that chronic exposure to stress, anxiety, and negative moods generally […]

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What to know about oxycodone

What to know about oxycodone

Oxycodone is a type of pain-relieving medication that doctors may prescribe to help people manage moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is an opiate (narcotic) analgesic. Opiate analgesics change how the brain and central nervous system respond to pain. These chemical changes stop a person from feeling pain in the same way as they did. This […]

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What do TSH levels mean?

What do TSH levels mean?

A thyroid-stimulating hormone test measures the levels of this hormone in the body. The test helps determine whether or not the thyroid, a small gland in the throat, is functioning correctly. The thyroid releases hormones that regulate metabolism and other bodily functions. Normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels typically fall between 0.4 and 4.0 milliunits per […]

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6 incredible cases of autosurgery

6 incredible cases of autosurgery

In this Spotlight, we will discuss six examples of self-surgery. The stories that follow are gruesome and unusual. Although they are not for the fainthearted, they are fascinating. Self-surgery is uncommon, thankfully. Surgery is normally a skillful, delicate procedure that involves a surgeon and a patient. However, over the years, for many reasons, one of […]

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Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

People with heart failure are more susceptible to flu complications than other people. However, a new study has revealed that flu vaccinations may have a significant impact on lifespan. The importance of the flu vaccine receives a further boost in a new study. Most doctors, scientists, and other medical professionals consider flu vaccinations to be […]

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Catching Up on News About Catch-Up Sleep

Catching Up on News About Catch-Up Sleep

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Missing out on needed sleep can bring a host of health woes, including diabetes because a lack of sleep affects insulin levels. It also leaves you less alert and less able to focus. And get only four or five hours of […]