Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Headlines & Global News

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Who Needs Hearing Aids?

Jan 16, 2020 01:40 PM EST

Fortunately, hearing aids can help people hear once again, restoring their quality of life.

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How the Field of Optometry is Going to Change in 2020

Jan 16, 2020 01:40 PM EST

Without a doubt, the changes in the world of technology have brought tremendous innovation to almost every industry, which includes healthcare; however, these innovations are also creating upheaval in these industries

Protein Aggregation and Parkinson’s

Protein Aggregation and Parkinson’s

Jan 04, 2020 12:30 PM EST

For those without a medical or biological science background, the mechanisms of disease can be mysterious. The nature of disease and its beginnings as a microscopic irregularity can seem like a strange and complex phenomenon. There are many diseases that researchers are still searching for answers about.

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Healthcare Organizations Are Slow To Join The Web Accessibility Revolution (And Are Getting Sued Because Of It)

Dec 19, 2019 02:57 PM EST

Around 1 in 4 adults in the US live with some form of disability. To help uplift their quality of life, there are laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that aim to make more services available to these individuals.

10 Tips From The Chiropractor, To Bust Work-Related Back Pain

10 Tips From The Chiropractor, To Bust Work-Related Back Pain

Dec 17, 2019 03:15 PM EST

Back pain has become quite common these days, thanks to our hectic work-life dynamics! Sitting in front of the computer for long hours in ergonomically poor posture is one of the main causes behind this. Due to the increasing cases of back pain occurring among young adults, chiropractic treatment has also gained a lot of prominence today.

The Often-Overlooked Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle

The Often-Overlooked Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle

Dec 08, 2019 12:03 AM EST

We all know that we probably need to pay a little more attention to our health and wellness. Doctors, experts on television, even our family and friends tell us about the importance of regularly exercising, eating well, and even spending some time on mental wellbeing, but what do we do about it?

Does Health Insurance Cover Assisted Living?

Does Health Insurance Cover Assisted Living?

Nov 28, 2019 04:09 PM EST

Making the decision to put a loved one is difficult, even knowing that this is the safer alternative, it is still hard. There are countless monumental decisions to make to ensure you are putting your loved one is the best assisted living community available. Still, there will be a few aspects that are out of your control-one of those being insurance coverage.

Medical Marijuana: How to Get it and Who Can Take It

Medical Marijuana: How to Get it and Who Can Take It

Dec 02, 2019 01:10 PM EST

Obtaining and using medical marijuana is easier than ever, but there are some things you need to know to be able to start the process. We can expect to see changes in the coming years that improve the standard of cannabis that's available. However, further steps need to be made in the research of the drug. Medical marijuana can be used for a number of conditions, including cancer, Crohn's disease, and Alzheimer's. It is legal in many states in a medical form but remains illegal at a federal level. Many states allow for growth by registered patients and caregivers. Alternatively, you can obtain the drug through dispensaries with a specific card.

CBD and Human's Health: Pros and Cons

CBD and Human's Health: Pros and Cons

Nov 18, 2019 10:08 AM EST

CBD or cannabidiol is a major component of the hemp plant or cannabis. Many studies have been conducted on CBD following revelations that it has the potential to help with different medical conditions. What's more, findings of some studies have suggested that it might even be a good alternative to some of the synthetic drugs currently in the market.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Chronic Pain?

What Are the Most Common Causes of Chronic Pain?

Nov 06, 2019 10:43 AM EST

Chronic pain is something that affects millions of people in the United States, and many more than that, perhaps in indirect ways. When someone has chronic pain, it can impact every area of their life and their physical and mental well-being.

The Effect of Sulphates on Your Hair: Should You Eliminate Them Completely?

The Effect of Sulphates on Your Hair: Should You Eliminate Them Completely?

Oct 23, 2019 04:56 PM EDT

Sulphates in shampoos have a number of advantages, but they also have a number of disadvantages that come along with them. They deep clean the scalp, which is highly beneficial, however, they also strip the oil from the hair and scalp which can be damaging for those that are experiencing any form of hair loss due to brittle hair.

Chronic Disease

Invisible Illnesses and Disabilities Take Their Toll

Oct 23, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

Healthcare data shows that about one in three people suffers some type of chronic illness. The word "chronic" has a specific medical meaning and refers to any condition that lasts for more than a year, requires routine checkups and limits physical activity in some way.

Risk of Severe Adult Obesity Can Be Predicted in Childhood (IMAGE)

Women and Black Americans More Likely To Face Severe Adult Obesity

Oct 10, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

Severe adult obesity carries many risks to health, but until now, little has been known about childhood risk factors involved. Now, a multi-national study led by experts at Cincinnati Children's shows how adult severe obesity risk rates vary by sex, race and other factors identifiable in childhood. The study, led by corresponding author Jessica Woo, PhD, was published online Oct. 9, 2019, in the International Journal of Obesity, offers a predictive tool that doctors can use to focus intervention efforts on children and teens who are most likely to suffer health risks from obesity. "Early prevention and treatment are critical, because severe adult obesity has significant adverse health outcomes, such as diabetes and heart disease," Woo says. "And unfortunately, severe obesity is rarely reversible, even with bariatric surgery." More than 12,000 people tracked This study focused on "adult class II/III obesity," defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 35 and up. The team analyzed data about more than 12,000 people who enrolled as children in the International Childhood Cardiovascular Cohort Consortium in the 1970s and 1980s, then were tracked into adulthood. At the beginning, 82% were children of normal weight, 11% were overweight, 5% were obese and 2% were severely obese. Around 20 years later, just 41% of the adults were normal weight, 32% were overweight, 15% were obese and 12% were severely obese. Overall, obesity rates were higher among American participants than from other nations. Importantly, although the highest risks for adult severe obesity were among those with childhood severe obesity, more than one-third of the severely obese adults were normal weight as children. "The risk of severe obesity in adulthood was substantially higher for girls than boys, for black participants than white, and for those with lower education levels," Woo says. BMI trajectory charts for doctors The study produced a series of figures resembling growth charts that doctors can use to show children and their families what their chances are of being obese in later years. For example, a 5-year-old white girl with obesity has a 60% chance of being severely obese by age 35, and an 80% chance of being severely obese by age 45. The study could not answer, at an individual level, which children of normal weight were most likely to become severely obese in adulthood. The team did not have complete information on genetic and lifestyle risk factors. However, black girls emerged as having the highest obesity risks as a group. "These findings suggest that greater clinical attention should be focused on both the prevention of childhood obesity at all ages, especially in girls and black populations, and to preventing children with normal weight in these groups from developing into adults with class II/III obesity," Woo says. "With tailored childhood monitoring through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, it may be possible to prevent the high rate of progression to adult obesity."

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Cost Overview Of A Tankless Gas Water Heater

Aug 23, 2019 09:53 AM EDT

Purchasing a new tankless gas water heater is an important decision that requires planning and analysis. The cost of a tankless gas water heater can vary drastically based on several factors:

Somniphobia

Somniphobia: What It Is and How to Overcome Somniphobia

Aug 23, 2019 09:18 AM EDT

Somniphobia is a condition where the victim is afraid of going to sleep. It is, however, a very uncommon sleep disorder that affects more children than it does adults.

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