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Obesity Is Now A Disease, American Medical Association Decides

Obesity Is Now A Disease, American Medical Association Decides

Obesity Is Now A Disease, American Medical Association Decides 55815 Obesity has been officially recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association, an action that could put more emphasis on the health condition by doctors and insurance companies in order to minimize its effects. The new decision was made […]

What is narcissistic personality disorder?

What is narcissistic personality disorder?

What is narcissistic personality disorder? 437 Narcissistic personality disorder, also known as NPD, is a personality disorder in which the individual has a distorted self image, unstable and intense emotions, is overly preoccupied with vanity, prestige, power and personal adequacy, lacks empathy, and has an exaggerated sense of superiority. NPD […]

Alzheimer’s risk higher in people with rosacea

Alzheimer’s risk higher in people with rosacea

Alzheimer’s risk higher in people with rosacea 41 People with rosacea appear to have a slightly higher risk of developing dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease in particular, compared with people without the common chronic inflammatory skin condition. The researchers found that people with rosacea had an increased risk of dementia – […]

Lack Of Sleep Affecting Millions Of Teenagers In The USA

Lack Of Sleep Affecting Millions Of Teenagers In The USA

Lack Of Sleep Affecting Millions Of Teenagers In The USA 4.51 According to a new survey, millions of teenagers in the USA are not getting enough sleep. Concern is growing at the number who are falling asleep in the classroom, driving while not fully alert and doing their homework in […]

Antibiotics are an alternative to appendectomy, study suggests

Antibiotics are an alternative to appendectomy, study suggests

Antibiotics are an alternative to appendectomy, study suggests 5 A randomized controlled trial has brought into question the established medical doctrine that appendicitis should be treated by surgical removal, finding that a level of success can alternatively be achieved by use of antibiotics. Surgery to remove an appendix is a […]

Tai Chi Improves Diabetes Control

Tai Chi Improves Diabetes Control

Tai Chi Improves Diabetes Control 4.52142 According to two small studies published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in April 2008, Tai Chi exercises can improve blood glucose levels and improve the control of type 2 diabetes and immune system response. Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that […]

Fasting: health benefits and risks

Fasting: health benefits and risks

Fasting: health benefits and risks 4.54628 Fasting is commonly associated with the month of Ramadan. As you read this, billions of Muslims around the world are engaging in this declaration of faith that involves abstaining from food and drink from dawn until dusk. While fasting for Ramadan is down to […]

Contact lenses can deliver glaucoma drugs for a month

Contact lenses can deliver glaucoma drugs for a month

Contact lenses can deliver glaucoma drugs for a month 43 Scientists from Massachusetts have created a contact lens that will deliver controlled amounts of medicine directly into the eyes of glaucoma patients continuously for up to a month. The researchers, from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School Department […]

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study

Inbreeding might cause accelerated aging, suggests bird study Genetic research, focusing on Seychelles warblers, finds that inbreeding not only speeds up aging in the individual, it also creates rapid aging in its offspring. The Seychelles warbler is the perfect candidate for studying inbreeding.Image credit: UAE The science of aging is […]

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments 412 A “mini-stroke” or “transient ischemic attack” (TIA) occurs when there is a temporary drop in the blood supply to the brain, depriving it of essential oxygen. The patient experiences stroke-like symptoms, although they don’t last as long. A mini-stroke only lasts […]

Free Clinics Expanding Mission To Help Insured Patients With High Expenses

Free Clinics Expanding Mission To Help Insured Patients With High Expenses

Free Clinics Expanding Mission To Help Insured Patients With High Expenses Trudy Grossman, a nurse practitioner at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, meets with Karen Cascone, who doesn’t have insurance. Daylina Miller/Health News Florida Denise Johnson works two jobs, but neither of them offers health insurance to part-timers like her. […]

Cannabis reduces tumor growth in study

Cannabis reduces tumor growth in study

Cannabis reduces tumor growth in study 3.517,96221 The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis – tetrahydrocannabinol – could be used to reduce tumor growth in cancer patients, according to an international research team. Previous studies have suggested that cannabinoids, of which tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one, have anti-cancer properties. In 2009, researchers […]

Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer

Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer

Electronic skin that tracks health status steps closer Researchers in Japan have developed an ultra-thin material that attaches to skin and contains electronics that monitor blood oxygen levels. The researchers used their new e-skin material to make a blood oxygen monitor that is worn on the finger.Image credit: Someya Laboratory […]

Simultaneous Pneumococcal And Shingles Vaccines Safe – FDA Concerns Challenged

Simultaneous Pneumococcal And Shingles Vaccines Safe – FDA Concerns Challenged

Simultaneous Pneumococcal And Shingles Vaccines Safe – FDA Concerns Challenged 4 Giving patients both the herpes zoster and pneumococcal vaccines simultaneously does not seem to undermine the zoster vaccine’s protective effect, despite FDA concerns to the contrary, researchers from Kaiser Permanente wrote in the journal Vaccine. The package insert of […]

Frequent Urination: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Frequent Urination: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Frequent Urination: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments 4 Frequent urination, where you feel an urge to pass urine more often than usual, is not just a a nuisance and a cause of poor sleep, it can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Polyuria is a medical term that refers […]

Quitting Smoking Reduces Anxiety

Quitting Smoking Reduces Anxiety

Quitting Smoking Reduces Anxiety 54 If you successfully quit smoking, you are more likely to feel less anxious, researchers from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and Kings College London reported in the British Journal of Psychiatry, 2nd January, 2013 issue. The authors explained that the widely held belief that giving up […]

Hand Sanitizers May Actually Cause Outbreaks Of Norovirus

Hand Sanitizers May Actually Cause Outbreaks Of Norovirus

Hand Sanitizers May Actually Cause Outbreaks Of Norovirus 4.56 New research has found that hand sanitizers are not as effective as soap and water in health care settings at preventing viral outbreaks. In fact, they may even be responsible for outbreaks of seriously contagious viruses. As a common alternative to […]

How much water should I drink each day?

How much water should I drink each day?

How much water should I drink each day? 53 We are all roughly two-thirds water. It makes up about three-quarters of our lean body mass, about 10% of our fat, and in terms of the amount of time we could live without consuming it, water is the most essential of […]