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WHO: 10 Ways to Protect Against the Coronavirus

The World Health Organization offered advice that included 10 tips for protecting against catching and spreading the virus. The recommendations – 10 of them – come after the organization raised its global risk assessment of the coronavirus to its highest level. While still not considered a pandemic, roughly a dozen countries have...

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What are the Types of Depression?

People with depression experience distinct periods — lasting at least 2 weeks — of sadness, low energy, and loss of interest in things that they once enjoyed. People sometimes refer to these periods as depressive episodes. The experience of depression can vary significantly among individuals. For example, it may cause some people to...

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Measles Makes Your Immune System’s Memory Forget Defenses Against Other Illnesses

New research shows the virus can have devastating effects on the immune system that persist much longer than the illness itself. Measles is far more dangerous than most people realize, new research shows. The disease itself can cause a severe and sometimes deadly illness, but two new studies published on Thursday found that even when...

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Meat’s Bad for You! No, It’s Not! How Experts See Different Things in the Data

Researchers are in another fight about food. This week the Annals of Internal Medicine published studies arguing that eating red meat poses minimal health risks for most people, and that even our certainty about that link is weak. With these conclusions in hand, the authors offered a set of recommendations that most people could continue...

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Study: C-Section Tied to Higher Risk of Autism

Children born via cesarean section may be more likely to develop autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new analysis indicates. Reviewing earlier data encompassing more than 20 million births in 19 countries, researchers found C-sections were associated with an estimated 33% higher chance of an autism spectrum disorder...

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Statins Provide Heart Benefits Past Age 75

Older men and women who stopped taking the drugs were at increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Statins are proven effective in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, but some studies suggest that after age 75, the risks outweigh the benefits. Now new research has found that stopping the drugs may be a bad …...

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Study Links Sleep-Disordered Breathing to Age Acceleration

Results provide biological evidence of the adverse effects of untreated sleep-disordered breathing Date:         June 7, 2019 Source:     American Academy of Sleep Medicine Summary: Increasing severity of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep disruption are associated with...

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Study Links Sleep-Disordered Breathing to Age Acceleration

Results provide biological evidence of the adverse effects of untreated sleep-disordered breathing Date:         June 7, 2019 Source:     American Academy of Sleep Medicine Summary: Increasing severity of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep disruption are associated with...

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AIDS Drugs Prevent Sexual Transmission of HIV in Gay Men

A European study of nearly 1,000 gay male couples who had sex without condoms – where one partner had HIV and was taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress it – has found the treatment can prevent sexual transmission of the virus. After eight years of follow-up of the so-called serodifferent couples, the study found no cases...

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Malady Mongers: How Drug Companies Sell Treatments by Inventing Diseases

The pharmaceutical industry’s image has been significantly damaged in recent years as the public discovered the role its aggressive marketing played in fueling the opioid epidemic. But the American people are still largely in the dark about what may be pharma’s most effective tactic for pushing drugs — marketing diseases. There’s...

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