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‘Scary’ lung disease now afflicts more women than men in U.S.

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Scary’ lung disease now afflicts more women than men in U.S.

COPD, traditionally considered a man’s disease, now kills more women in the US than men. Women account for 58% of the 14.7 million people in the U.S. living with the disease and 53% of those who die from it. Nearly 8% of women in the U.S. have reported a COPD diagnosis, compared with just under 6% of men.

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Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what that is

April 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder; a psychiatrist explains what that is

Bipolar I disorder includes manic episodes in which a person experiences heightened or, at times, an irritable mood, for at least a week. This includes high energy, inflated self-esteem, reduced need for sleep, talkativeness or pressured speech, overspending, and reckless risky behavior/

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Do not eat store-bought chopped romaine salads, CDC warns

April 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Do not eat store-bought chopped romaine salads, CDC warns

To date, 35 people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 11 states, including one case in Washington state.

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We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day?

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
We asked five experts: do I have to drink eight glasses of water per day?

We asked five medical and sports science experts if we really need to drink eight glasses of water per day.

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Scientists teach computers how to analyze brain cells

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Scientists teach computers how to analyze brain cells

According to a new study in Cell, it may be possible to teach machines how to pick out features in neurons and other cells that have not been stained or undergone other damaging treatments.

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What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery

Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a little-known condition that affects a substantial number of older adults after surgery. Some patients experience memory problems; others have difficulty multitasking, learning new things, following multistep procedures or setting priorities. Most of the time, POCD is transient and patients get better in several months. But sometimes — how often hasn’t been determined — this condition lasts up to a year or longer.

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Is there such a thing as normal aging?

April 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Is there such a thing as normal aging?

Drawing on their decades of practice along with the latest medical data, four geriatric experts have drawn up what can often be — but not always – considered to be signposts of normal aging for folks who practice good health habits and get recommended preventive care.

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Applying Silicon Valley technology to tackle age-old diseases

April 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Applying Silicon Valley technology to tackle age-old diseases

The gadgets, called LoaScopes, are part of a broader effort to harness technology and innovation in the U.S., including California’s Silicon Valley, to fight age-old diseases in the developing world.

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Health Check: what caused my stye and can I get rid of it?

April 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Health Check: what caused my stye and can I get rid of it?

Styes occur when glands on the eyelid become blocked and infected. When these glands become infected, the oils they secrete, which usually have a smooth olive oil consistency, become thick and waxy and resemble more of a toothpaste-like texture. This obstructs the glands and they fill up, and more bacteria can grow. It’s a similar process to when pimples form on your skin.

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Can you hear me now? Senate bill on hearing aids may make the answer ‘Yes’

April 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Can you hear me now? Senate bill on hearing aids may make the answer ‘Yes’

A Senate bill could make it easier for Medicare enrollees to get help on how to adjust and use their hearing aids. Under current law, Medicare generally reimburses audiologists for diagnosing hearing loss in older adults but not for providing assistance to fit, adjust and learn to make the most of hearing aids

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