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Loneliness A Bigger Health Risk Than Obesity? Social Isolation Could Be Especially Dangerous To Seniors

How could loneliness be a greater health risk than obesity? While the risks of the latter may outweigh that of the former in some ways, psychologists believe that loneliness and social isolation could pose a more serious overall danger to people, especially senior citizens. Speaking at the American Psychological Association’s 125th annual convention, Brigham Young University professor of psychology Julianne ...

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Scientists Explain Why Western World’s Sperm Count Is Declining, And How It Could Lead To Man’s Extinction

New research suggests that sperm counts are declining among men in North America, Europe, and Australia. Worse, it also appears that sperm quality has seen better days among Western men, with both metrics declining drastically since the 1970s. According to a report from USA Today, the new study suggests that for men in the Western world, sperm count declined by ...

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Flu Shots Could Soon Be A Thing Of The Past, Introducing Flu Vaccine Patches

If you’ve been avoiding getting a flu shot and risking getting violently sick each year because of a fear of needles, then you’ll be happy to hear that an alternative may soon be available. Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created what may be the first alternative to a syringe when it comes to vaccinating against the flu, ...

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Suffering A Broken Heart? It Could Be Causing Actual Lasting Damage To The Heart Muscle

According to research, a divorce, the death of a loved one, betrayal, or romantic rejection, can damage the heart muscle. The sudden rush of hormones caused by these emotionally stressful events can, in extreme cases, cause victims to die from Takotsubo Syndrome. It is believed that in Britain alone more than 3,000 people per year suffer from Broken Heart Syndrome, ...

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Yoga Could Be An Effective Alternative For Treating Chronic Back Pain, Reveals Study

A new study reveals that yoga may be an effective alternative to pain medications and physical therapy for individuals suffering from chronic low back pain. Millions of people around the world suffer from severe lower back pain and have to rely on medication to function normally. However, prolonged use of such medicines has side effects, which have led doctors to ...

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Marijuana-Based Painkillers Could Be The Answer To Nation’s Opioid Addiction

With the opioid overdose epidemic gripping the nation, more and more drug companies are aggressively trying to develop alternative treatments for pain. One particular possibility has both drugmakers and patients excited – marijuana-based painkillers. In the U.S., health experts estimate over 100 million people are addicted to some form of prescription painkiller or illegal opioid like heroin. Data provided by ...

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Snake Venom As Aspirin Replacement: New Protein Could Be Safer For Prevention Of Blood Clot

Snake venom has always been thought as dangerous but scientists have found a protein in venom that could be an important ingredient for making a safer antiplatelet drug. Pretty soon, snake venom could replace aspirin in thinning blood without the side effects. According to the study by National Taiwan University in Taipei researchers, a drug based on a protein from ...

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Animal Testing Suggests Anti-Heroin Vaccine Could Prevent Addicts From Relapsing

A groundbreaking anti-heroin vaccine could help recovering heroin addicts stay clean. Scientists have developed an anti-heroin vaccine capable of blocking the drug from reaching the brain. Scientists believe that the anti-heroin vaccine would help eliminate the urge to take drugs in recovering addicts and thus prevent people in recovery from relapsing. The anti-heroin vaccine, which has been tested in four ...

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Lack Of Sleep Could Make Your Brain ‘Eat’ Itself, Increase Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s long been believed that a lack of sleep could be bad for the brain. But a new study offers a more colorful, yet dire description of this consequence — it could turn the brain into a “cannibal” of sorts, with synapses being “eaten” by other brain cells, and even increase the chances of chronic sleep loss sufferers acquiring Alzheimer’s ...

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CDC Warning: Pool Water Hazardous For Your Health, Dangerous Parasite Could Lurk in Pools And Water Parks

Summer is just around the corner and the weather is warming up. Memorial Day is nearly upon us and families and friends are making plans to enjoy the sun and the pool. Everyone has been vigilant about not letting water stagnate and adhered to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s cautionary admonishments in order to curb the spread of ...

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