Health

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Linked With Inflammation, Unbalanced Immune System

New evidence indicates that Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is associated with an imbalance of substances involved in inflammatory and anti-inflammatory responses. GAD is classified as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder. It is characterized by uncontrollable, excessive, and sometimes irrational worry about normal events or activities. People suffering from GAD live in a perpetual ...

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Hair Loss Drug Propecia Could Cause Long-Term Erectile Dysfunction

Propecia is a known way of treating hair loss. But while it may potentially help men grow lost hair back, a new study shows that certain drugs of this kind, including Propecia, could also cause erectile dysfunction in some users. According to NBC News, not too many men suffer from this unfortunate tradeoff – only 1.4 percent of men who ...

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Scorpion Venom May Be The Newest Cancer Treatment

An encouraging new way to combat brain cancer may be available soon and will likely change how doctors treat the disease. A groundbreaking new idea using scorpion venom will allow doctors to see and remove cancer cells more effectively in the near future. The venom of the Israeli Deathstalker scorpion is extremely deadly, but a recently discovered and unique property ...

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Aconite In Herbal Tea Sends Two To ER In San Francisco

Health authorities in San Francisco have warned against consuming herbal tea from a Chinatown shop after two people took critically ill. San Francisco Department of Public Health advised against consuming tea from Sun Wing Wo at 1105 Grant avenue. The alert comes after two separate instances of a man and a woman developing acute symptoms of poisoning after consuming herbal ...

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Do You Feel Itchy When Others Scratch? Turns Out, It’s Socially Contagious

When you see someone else scratching an itch, do you start to feel itchy too? It turns out this phenomenon happens to many people and is a response known as “social contagion.” Some behavior is oddly contagious. When we see people yawn, we often find that we yawn in response. As it turns out, scratching is also contagious. It’s so ...

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Daylight Saving Time Experts Say That Moving Clocks An Hour Ahead Is Dangerous

Daylight saving time experts are now saying that the practice of moving clocks an hour ahead is more dangerous than helpful to most Americans. If that’s the case then why is the country still practicing it? According to Reuters, some experts on the matter are saying that the practice of daylight saving time can be detrimental to people’s health and ...

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Marijuana Use Likely Connected To Increased Strokes And Heart Failure

Marijuana use may come with some additional health risks. New research is suggesting that people who smoke weed are more likely to suffer a stroke or heart problems sometime in their lives than individuals who avoid the stuff. Researchers with Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, combed through medical records of millions of Americans looking to see how cannabis affects ...

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Deadly Fungal Infection: Candida Auris Sickens Dozens In U.S.

A deadly fungal infection, highly resistant to traditional drugs, has infected several dozen people in the United States since last summer. Known as Candida auris, the dangerous pathogen has been spreading worldwide since at least 2009. In a memo published in June 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned health practitioners about the deadly fungal infection. Candida ...

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Rabies Is Incurable And Fatal, Yet Easily Preventable: Why Isn’t It A Priority?

Rabies is a tropical disease: it’s one of the most lethal viruses known to humans and it kills around 189 people every day. So why doesn’t society hear more about this preventable and treatable disease? Rabies outbreak expanding. Protect Your Pet: Rabies Update for 2017! https://t.co/lRtusKJqvT #pethealth #torontopets #catcare #dogcare pic.twitter.com/u4ivr1KyYj — BCAH Toronto Vet (@BCAHToronto) March 8, 2017 The ...

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