Month: December 2019

Eco-anxiety refers to a fear of environmental damage or ecological disaster. This sense of anxiety is largely based on the current and predicted future state of the environment and human-induced climate change. According to a 2018 national survey, almost 70% of people in the United States are worried about climate change, and around 51% feel
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Verbal abuse occurs when someone repeatedly uses negative or demeaning words to gain or maintain power and control over someone else. Verbal abuse in itself may not involve physical contact, but it can still cause emotional or psychological harm and progress toward violence. Keep reading to learn more about verbal abuse, including the different types,
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The common cold usually has several recognizable stages. Knowing these stages can help a person determine whether or not they have a cold. Being able to recognize the stage of the cold can also help people know how best to treat the symptoms during each stage, and how long to expect a cold to last
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Thomas Northcut | DigitalVision | Getty Images Hospitals, many of which are increasingly in dire financial straits, are weighing a lucrative new opportunity: Selling patient health information to tech companies. Aaron Miri is a chief information officer at Dell Medical School and University of Texas Health in Austin, so he gets plenty of tech start-ups
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Researchers have increasingly been studying the effects of diet and nutrition on mental health. Many of them have noticed that people who follow a standard Western diet, which includes highly processed foods and added sugars, have higher risks of developing anxiety and depression. Although the majority of the research to date has focused on the
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According to a recent study, people who regularly consume chili peppers have a reduced mortality risk compared with those who never eat chilis. Share on PinterestA new study concludes that chilis might reduce mortality risk. Chili peppers are now a global phenomenon. From Cambodia to California, and from Birmingham, Alabama to Birmingham, United Kingdom, spicy
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Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized the first low-nicotine cigarettes for sale to the public. The agency cleared applications from 22nd Century Group for its Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol cigarettes. Both products contain less nicotine than their peers, which the FDA hopes will help reduce the number of people addicted to
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It is essential to dispose of any unwanted medication safely to prevent other people or animals from taking them by mistake. Discarded drugs can cause harm to people and the environment. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provide guidelines about how to properly dispose of medications, including pills, syringes, and inhalers. In most cases, the
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Many people with diabetes also experience anxiety, and they may wonder whether there is a link between the two conditions. Diabetes and anxiety are both among the leading causes of disability in developed countries around the world. In the United States alone, anxiety affects close to 40 million adults. Diabetes is also common, with about
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New research in mice reveals the mechanisms through which two experimental drugs that may treat Alzheimer’s disease have broader, anti-aging properties and can reverse age-related cognitive decline. Share on PinterestNew research explains how two experimental dementia drugs may reverse normal aging. Family history, genes, and some lifestyle choices all influence a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s
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From left: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and President Donald Trump, during a listening session on youth vaping and the electronic cigarette epidemic inside the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington,, November 22, 2019. Tom Brenner | Reuters The White House, grappling with the outbreak of a
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Using mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have been looking into a new approach to slow down the progression of this neurodegenerative disease — a ketone ester-rich diet. Share on PinterestCould a new therapeutic approach help slow down Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers from the NIH investigate. To get the energy it needs to function correctly, the
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Depression is more than just sadness and can be a serious and potentially life threatening illness. Even very young children can develop depression, so parents and caregivers must take the condition seriously. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3.2% of children aged between 3 and 17 in the United States have
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Everyone goes through puberty slightly differently, but there are puberty stages that usually happen at certain ages in a young person’s development. In this article, we look at the stages of puberty for males and females, and the ways that parents and caregivers can help to support kids through this time. Share on PinterestPeople’s experience
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a name for a group of cancers that start in certain types of white blood cell. According to the American Cancer Society, non-Hodgkin lymphoma is among the most common forms of cancer in the United States, making up around 4% of all cancer cases in the country. It can develop at any
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After studying the process in mice and flies, scientists suggest that failure to transport the molecular machines that break down proteins in cells could lie at the heart of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Share on PinterestFaulty transportation mechanisms within nerve cells may lead to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. The ability
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