Health

New Heart Health Guidelines: Skipping Breakfast Is Bad For The Heart

The American Heart Association (AHA) has provided new heart health guidelines, mainly suggesting that people should always consider timing their meals right. Most people these days tend to skip on their breakfast and simply setting for bulk meals later in the day. There was a time when people followed the rules of having breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, skipping meals ...

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Half-Human, Half-Pig Embryos Could Mark Organ Transplant Breakthrough

Scientists believe they have come up with a major discovery, one where half-human, half-pig embryos were grown to a point where they were close to developing certain organs and body parts. This, researchers say, could pave the way for more advanced solutions for patients in need of an organ transplant. In a study published Thursday in the journal Cell, the ...

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How PTSD Differs From Other Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety can come in many forms, and not all of it is a disorder. Anxiety is a natural situation in which the body senses a real or perceived threat and responds with heightened sense of awareness, increased pulse rate, and the physical ability to flee from danger. This is a healthy and protective mechanism designed to keep people safe when ...

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Rare Amnesia Cases In Massachusetts Likely Linked To Opioid Abuse

A collection of rare amnesia cases in Massachusetts has doctors scratching their heads. In the last four years, 14 patients have been diagnosed with an unusual amnestic condition known as “striking anterograde amnesia” and health officials are still trying to determine a cause. This particular type of rare amnesia prevents sufferers from creating new memories, and they often cannot remember ...

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Safe Injection Sites: Seattle Opening Facilities Where Drug Addicts Can Use Illegal Drugs

Two safe injection sites for drug users will open in Washington state. The sites, to be located in the Seattle area, will be the first of their kind in the United States. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the idea for the safe injection sites on Friday as part of an effort to slow the ...

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Two Babies With Leukemia Cured Using Breakthrough Treatment Involving Genetically Modified Cells

Two baby girls with leukemia have been cured using a breakthrough treatment involving a special form of gene-editing therapy, which uses modified white blood cells to target cancerous cells, Medical XPress reports. A European team of researchers wrote on a scientific journal for Science Translational Medicine the details on how they were able to cure two baby girls, both of ...

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Planned Parenthood: IUD Insertions Up 900 Percent After Trump’s Election

As previously reported, right now is the time to stock up on Plan B One-Step and consider other forms of birth control. According to new data compiled by analysts for Athenahealth and originally reported by Vox, intrauterine device (IUD) procedures increased 19 percent between October and December 2016. That means that women feared that a Donald Trump presidency could happen ...

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Carnism: The Invisible Belief System That Excuses Cruelty Towards Animals

Basic human values such as compassion, empathy, and justice are incompatible with carnism. The truth of that statement can be seen, for example, in the collective outrage against those who abuse dogs and cats. Cruelty towards animals is frowned upon by people from all walks of life, on both the right and the left side of the political spectrum, and ...

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HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low, Infection Rates High Among Men

According to a press release summary of new research released by the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), rates for the sexually transmitted disease Human papillomavirus (HPV) remain high among men and vaccination rates are low despite a vaccine being available. “Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a ...

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Heartburn Or Heart Attack – Do You Know When To Seek Help?

Indigestion, or heartburn, is a very uncomfortable feeling that is caused by gastro-esophageal reflux. It’s a common problem that many people struggle with daily, and some people only suffer from it after a large heavy meal or a meal that is spicy. Although most people are very familiar with what heartburn feels like, the pain can be severe and alarming, ...

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