Mon Feb 19 2018

Category: General Medicine


Pets Are Good for Your Health!

Posted in General Medicine, Geriatric Health, Men's Health, Mental Health, Women's Health

Good news if you're a pet lover or if you're a person who feels alone, or are having a frustrating time finding companionship. According to a new report in the American Family Physician journal, several medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, are stressing the importance of pets. Pets can be a source of companionship. [&hellip

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Research on Alcohol and Heart Disease

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health

Researchers at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City have added their input to the growing number of studies looking at alcohol consumption and heart disease. According to their report, an interesting study of almost 2,500 individuals confirmed that moderate alcohol consumption, one to two drinks daily, was associated with a reduced risk of angina, or [&hellip

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Study Looks at Dating Violence in Teens

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Sexual Health, Women's Health

The American Public Health Association has published a disturbing report about violence on dates. It’s a disturbing report that is also surprising. Their data suggest that both male and female high school students report the same amount of dating violence. Nine percent of both boys and girls, and their boyfriend or girlfriend, have hit, slapped, [&hellip

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Study Looks at Obesity and Cancer Risk

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health

We know that obesity increases a person’s risk for heart disease and diabetes, but a study which analyzed data from over a million women in the United Kingdom suggests obesity is to blame for about five percent of all cancer deaths. According to the research, overweight and obese women are at higher risk of developing [&hellip

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Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy Risk

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

We love our pets and there are dozens of reasons why pets are great for our overall health, but many times human contact with these pets can cause problems. In fact, there are several million infections each year in this country. Most of the infections are not severe, but some can be devastating. For instance, [&hellip

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New Research on ADHD and Brain Development

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

It is being called a major development in the understanding of ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health have found the brains of children with ADHD develop more slowly than other youngsters’ brains. It’s a delay that can be as much as three years. The brain regions that [&hellip

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Side Effects of Weight-Loss Drug Acomplia

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, General Medicine, Mental Health, Pharmacy

Obese patients taking the weight-loss drug Acomplia have a forty percent increased risk of developing severe depression and anxiety. That's compared to those taking a placebo. According to a review of clinical studies of over 4,000 patients, researchers found those taking the drug lost more weight but were two-and-a-half times more likely to stop taking [&hellip

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Compound in Marijuana May Help Stop Breast Cancer

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Pharmacy, Women's Health

An ingredient in marijuana may help stop the spread of breast cancer. Now that’s the finding from a study from The California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. The researchers say that the compound CBD could be the first non-toxic agent to show promise in treating metastatic forms of the disease. Unlike other ingredients in [&hellip

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Underage Drinking is a Growing Problem

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

It is a growing problem in this country…underage drinking. Statistics are startling. Teen drinking contributes to the death of 5,000 teenagers in the United States each year. Thousands of others are killed or injured as a result of senseless accidents. Now, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol contributes to the three [&hellip

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Controlling High Blood Pressure

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Pharmacy, Women's Health

It is a fact that most people don’t know, but many people experience an elevation in blood pressure in the evening. This is true across the board, and even those who are taking medications to lower their blood pressure should understand this. Now, these spikes can put people at risk for a cardiovascular event, such [&hellip

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