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  • November 17, 2016

Most Depression Patients Report Discrimination

Most Depression Patients Report Discrimination 42 More than three quarters of patients (79%) with depression have experienced discrimination because of their condition. Previous studies analyzing the association between depression and discrimination have indicated that discrimination often leads to depression. For example, one particular report found that since minority children often have to deal with discrimination, […]

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  • November 15, 2016

What is MERS? What you need to know

What is MERS? What you need to know 44 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), previously known as novel coronavirus (nCoV), is a viral respiratory illness, which was first reported in Saudi Arabia, in 2012. The source of MERS is currently unknown, though it is likely to have originated from an animal. The MERS virus […]

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  • November 12, 2016

New Layer In Human Eye Discovered

New Layer In Human Eye Discovered 5 A new layer in the front layer of the human eye has been discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham. The findings, published in the journal Ophthalmology, could significantly help doctors carry out corneal grafts or transplants. The layer has been called the “Dua’s Layer”, named after […]

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  • November 06, 2016

Noise From Earphones Can Damage Your Ears

Noise From Earphones Can Damage Your Ears 42 Although many people like to turn their headphones up as loud as they can after having a bad day or to get their mind off things bothering them, experts from the University of Leicester have shown evidence for the first time that turning the volume on your […]

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  • November 02, 2016

Why Do Some People Exercise And Others Don’t?

Why Do Some People Exercise And Others Don’t? 3 The question of why certain people are more physically active than others is examined by an international research team in the second paper in The Lancet Series on physical activity. The researchers say more studies need to be done in low and middle income countries where […]

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  • October 21, 2016

Heart benefits linked to marathon training, researchers say

Heart benefits linked to marathon training, researchers say 4.52 It may seem obvious at first: training for a marathon improves risk factors related to cardiovascular disease. But recent years have seen middle-aged male runners dying from cardiac arrest while running a marathon, suggesting older men are at higher risk while running the 26.2-mile race. Now, […]

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  • October 17, 2016

Ticks and Lyme disease: how worried should we be?

Ticks and Lyme disease: how worried should we be? 4.52 Many of us may be taking a final opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors before the weather takes a turn for the worse. But be wary! It is not just humans that are making the most of the warmth… Wooded and bushy areas with high […]

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  • October 17, 2016

Diabetes in UK tops 4 million

Diabetes in UK tops 4 million 1 New figures released on Tuesday show that – for the first time – the number of people living with diabetes in the UK now exceeds 4 million. There are now 4.05 million people in the UK with diabetes, a condition that causes high blood sugar levels and can […]

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  • October 13, 2016

Oxytocin nasal spray: how can it help curb obesity?

Oxytocin nasal spray: how can it help curb obesity? 4.5 Obesity is a major problem in the US today. With more than one third of the adult population categorized as obese, health care officials are searching for ways to reduce this public health issue. A new study suggests that oxytocin nasal spray could be a […]

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  • October 13, 2016

Teens’ sleep ‘adversely affected’ by media devices

Teens’ sleep ‘adversely affected’ by media devices 2 In a large survey of teenagers, if they took more than an hour to get to sleep, there was an almost 50% greater likelihood that they were spending more than 4 hours a day outside of school on electronic devices, from computers and TVs to smartphones and […]

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