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Fibromyalgia is invisible disability for college students

2015-10-16 22:50
Fibromyalgia and college study

Emily Thornton is a college student who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and she recently shared her experience with the disease. Thornton’s invisible disability has created additional challenges for her at school. Her struggles reveal that colleges are still learning to accommodate students who have disabilities that are not clearly visible on the surface.

Emily Thornton discovered that she had fibromyalgia at the age of 20, and the condition affected her time in college.

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Apartments for pet lovers: Health outcomes linked to pet ownership

2015-06-22 17:37

Although some apartments take a hostile stance when it comes to pet ownership, new studies show that pet ownership results in significant health benefits, so there may be cause to reevaluate pet policies. What exactly are the benefits of the cat in the corner, or a hound barking at passing neighbors? The benefits are numerous and range from lower blood pressure to lower anxiety.

Pets promote heart health

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The best home tips and remedies for sunburns

2015-05-14 18:38
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The dreaded sunburn is hard to avoid in some cases. The onset can be so quick that you rarely see it coming. However, this does not take away from the severity of it. Not only is sunburn painful, with tight, hot skin giving way to peeling and blistering, but it is also bad for your long-term health. Even a single serious burn early on can double your lifetime risk of developing melanoma later in life.

The best advice is to not get burned in the first place, and there are many resources to help you prevent sunburn. However, it is not always avoidable.

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New option approved for treating GERD

2015-01-27 13:11
FDA approves generic version of drug for treating GERD

Options for treating gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) offer new hope for those suffering from the condition, including FDA-approved generic drugs that provide greater access to healthcare for Americans.

The FDA has approved the nation’s first generic version of the drug Nexium for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, also referred to as GERD, which occurs when an excessive am

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Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

2015-01-26 12:59
Getting quality sleep when your young can boost memory when you're old

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

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Detergents linked to fertility problems

2014-08-19 21:36
Detergents and fertility problems

A new study reveals that several ingredients in detergents may be linked to fertility problems. The two chemicals, didecyl dimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) and alkyl dimethyl benzalkonium chloride (ADBAC), had a negative impact on the reproductive abilities of mice. Researchers believe these ingredients may also be affecting people and want to investigate fertility.

DDAC and ADBAC are found in multiple detergents and other products currently available for consumers.

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Walk-In Clinic Info You Need to Know from Consumer Reports

2014-07-28 10:39
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Retail store clinics known as “walk-in clinics” offer convenience and availability for health care for patients on weekends when their doctor’s office is closed; during the late night when the ER is too full; and, during the workday when time is short and the condition is a little more than you can handle on your own at home. But how do walk-in clinics compare to “the real thing?”

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Biologist warns of Earth's 6th mass extinction event which may hurt human health

2014-07-28 00:00
Planet Earth

The planet Earth is not actually in very good health. On a daily basis hunting, fishing, pollution, wars and natural disasters undermine the ecological environment of the planet. Those who wish to live in denial of the potential catastrophe on the planet which could result from this state of affairs appear to think those who are concerned about the health of the planet are left wing radical fanatics who are out of touch with the realities of the needs of day to day existence as they attempt to somehow undermine progress. This is far from the truth. In fact the planet may be facing a new mass extinction which may dramatically harm human health.

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Loss of parent during childhood raises mortality risk

2014-07-23 12:43
Children who experience death of parent have higher risk of mortality.

Losing a parent is one of the most difficult experiences a child can go through, causing them to suffer intense heartbreak and temporary, but severe psychological problems. And, now, a new study suggests that losing a parent during childhood raises the risk of mortality as an adult.

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