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Why stress and anxiety aren't always bad

Why Stress and Anxiety Aren't Always Bad

Aug 12, 2019 03:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO -- People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety can reach unhealthy levels, psychologists have long known that both are unavoidable -- and that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives, according to a presentation at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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The Lancet Global Health: Automatically Chlorinating Water at Public Taps Cuts Child Diarrhea by Almost a Quarter in Urban Bangladesh

Aug 09, 2019 03:44 AM EDT

A novel water treatment device that delivers chlorine automatically via public taps without the need for electricity, reduced child diarrhoea by 23% compared with controls (156 cases out of 2,073 child measurements [7.5%] vs 216/2,145 [10%]) over 14 months in two urban neighbourhoods of Bangladesh, according to a randomised trial following more than 1,000 children published in The Lancet Global Health journal.

1-2 Caffeinated Drinks Not Linked With Higher Risk of Migraines; 3+ May Trigger Them

1-2 Caffeinated Drinks Not Linked With Higher Risk of Migraines; 3+ May Trigger Them

Aug 08, 2019 03:49 AM EDT

BOSTON - Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In addition to severe headaches, symptoms of migraine can include nausea, changes in mood, sensitivity to light and sound, as well as visual and auditory hallucinations.

City of Hope First in US to Offer this Experimental Drug for Liver Cancer Patients

City of Hope First in US to Offer this Experimental Drug for Liver Cancer Patients

Aug 06, 2019 04:23 AM EDT

DUARTE, Calif. The-- City of Hope is the first institution in the United States to open an immunotherapy clinical trial for liver cancer that, if successful, eventually could transform the treatment of the usually fatal disease into an outpatient procedure. Patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, the most predominant type of liver cancer, have a very poor prognosis and limited treatment options.

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nTIDE July 2019 Jobs Report: Positive Pattern Continues for Job Seekers With Disabilities

Aug 06, 2019 04:13 AM EDT

East Hanover, NJ - August 2, 2019 - Economic indicators rose again for Americans with disabilities, outpacing the modest gains for people without disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

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Whole Body Vibration Shakes up Microbiome, Reduces Inflammation in Diabetes

Aug 05, 2019 04:10 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Aug. 5, 2019) - In the face of diabetes, a common condition in which glucose and levels of destructive inflammation soar, whole-body vibration appears to improve how well our body uses glucose as an energy source and adjust our microbiome and immune cells to deter inflammation, investigators report.

8 things you must absolutely know about CBD oil

8 Things You Must Absolutely Know About CBD Oil

Jul 30, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

CBD is one of the most talked-about developments in modern medicine in recent memory. But with all of the hype that surrounds the seemingly magical healing oil, a gap in public knowledge has formed with plenty of people asking - 'what's the deal with CBD anyway?'.

6 Reasons For Considering Laser Eye Surgery

6 Reasons For Considering Laser Eye Surgery

Aug 01, 2019 02:51 AM EDT

Why would we need to have laser eye surgery? What are the reasons that we may need to undergo this expensive operation? There are many reasons why some people may undergo this procedure. This surgery is a life-changer.

5 Benefits of Marijuana

Five Health Benefits of Marijuana

Jul 25, 2019 09:50 AM EDT

A cannabis plant has a lot of possible applications, and the benefits of its use are undoubtedly significant. We propose to understand the question of what are the main benefits of marijuana, and why all over the world this plant does not give meekness with the ban.

Health

These MHealth Apps are Dominating the Market this Summer

Jul 24, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

In today's climate of gig economies and precarious employment, it can be difficult for Millennials and Gen Zers to stay on track when it comes to reaching their health, fitness, and wellness goals. This is why so many in the know are looking to mFitness and mHealth apps to help them out.

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Correcting Historic Sea Surface Temperature Measurements

Jul 17, 2019 04:18 PM EDT

Something odd happened in the oceans in the early 20th century. The North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific appeared to warm twice as much as the global average while the Northwest Pacific cooled over several decades.

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Low-cost Retinal Scanner Could Help Prevent Blindness Worldwide

Jun 28, 2019 03:36 PM EDT

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad.

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Rethink Environmental Regulations in Africa, Study Urges

Jun 28, 2019 08:29 AM EDT

Conflict over resource extraction is rampant in sub-Saharan Africa, with small-scale miners violently pitted against multinational mining corporations - and the state security forces that protect them - for access. Attempts to solve the problem by imposing Western environmental systems and regulations aren't working. But it's not for the reasons most experts might suspect, according to a new Illinois study.

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Climate Warming Could Increase Malaria Risk in Cooler Regions

Jun 27, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

Malaria parasites develop faster in mosquitoes at lower temperatures than previously thought, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Exeter. The findings suggest that even slight climate warming could increase malaria risk to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people including travelers in areas that are currently too cold for malaria parasites to complete their development.

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Multiresistant Intestinal Bacteria Spread Widely in Vietnamese Hospitals

Jun 25, 2019 01:29 PM EDT

Around half of patients admitted to hospital in Vietnam are carriers of multiresistant intestinal bacteria, which are resistant to carbapenems, a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics. This is the conclusion of a study by Swedish and Vietnamese scientists led by Linköping University, published in the Journal of Infection.

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