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Nature vs. Nurture Theory (Genes vs. Environment)

Nature vs. Nurture Theory (Genes vs. Environment)

What is nature vs. nurture (definitions)? Nature vs. nurture affects our mental and physical health. In the context of the nature vs. nurture debate, “nature” refers to biological/genetic predispositions’ impact on human traits, and nurture describes the influence of learning and other influences from one’s environment. The debate over whether the strengths and weaknesses of […]

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Young Adults With ADHD More Vulnerable to Nicotine

Young Adults With ADHD More Vulnerable to Nicotine

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for nicotine addiction, new research shows. For the study, a Duke University team used a nasal spray to determine how nicotine affected 136 nonsmoking volunteers, aged 18 to 25. About half had been diagnosed […]

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Teen Opioid Users Face Same OD Risks as Adults

Teen Opioid Users Face Same OD Risks as Adults

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. teens and young adults are as likely as older people to overdose on prescription opioid painkillers and have the same risk factors, researchers say. They analyzed data on 2.8 million privately insured patients from 12 to 21 years of age who received opioid […]

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Health Tip: Managing Hearing Loss in Children

Health Tip: Managing Hearing Loss in Children

Latest Healthy Kids News (HealthDay News) — Treating hearing loss early can ward off problems with a child’s speech and language development, says the University of Rochester Medical Center. A health care team, including an audiologist, otolaryngologist and speech pathologist, can help your child. To manage your child’s hearing loss, the school mentions these potential […]

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Possible Measles Exposures at LA International Airport

Possible Measles Exposures at LA International Airport

Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who were at Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 11 may have been exposed to the measles, the LA County Department of Public Health warned Monday. It said that three people with measles traveled through the airport on Dec. 11 between 6:50 a.m. […]

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Orthostatic Hypotension

Orthostatic Hypotension

Orthostatic hypotension definition and facts What Is Low Blood Pressure? Dizziness Symptoms Dizziness is a feeling of being lightheaded or woozy. People often refer to dizziness as vertigo, unsteadiness, or lightheadedness. Some of the illnesses or conditions that cause dizziness include: Low or high blood pressure Dehydration Medications Diabetes Heart conditions Click for more about […]

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Health Tip: Before You Run a Marathon

Health Tip: Before You Run a Marathon

Latest Exercise & Fitness News (HealthDay News) — Before you accept the challenge of running a marathon, it’s important to make sure you and your body are prepared, says Rush University Medical Center. The school provides eight marathon training tips for the prospective runner: Get a checkup. Ask your doctor if your heart can handle […]