Category: HEALTH

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Half As Many People Are Trying Heroin, But Marijuana Use Grows

Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News Some good news from the front lines of the heroin crisis: Half as many people tried heroin for the first time in 2017 as in 2016. That’s according to...


Stomach and mood disorders: how your gut may be playing with your mind

For years, we’ve known that brain activity can affect our gut. amanda tipton/Flickr, CC BY Nicholas Talley, University of Newcastle If you’ve eaten a fabulous meal recently, the experience was pleasant, comfortable and pain-free... 0

Feeling down: when does a mood become a disorder?

Clinical depression is distinguished severity, duration, persistence, and recurrence. darcyadelaide/flickr Gordon Parker, UNSW and Amelia Paterson, UNSW We’ve all felt sad, anxious or down at one time or another, but where does the normal...


‘Tsunami’ Of Alzheimer’s Cases Among Latinos Raises Concerns Over Costs, Caregiving

  By Ana B. Ibarra and Heidi de Marco   SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Florence Marquez liked to describe herself as a cannery worker, even though she was best known in her heavily Latino East...


Could your Fitbit data be used to deny you health insurance?

Andrew Boyd, University of Illinois at Chicago   Wearing a fitness tracking device could earn you cash from your health insurance company. At first, this sounds lucrative for the people who participate, and good...


Four ways to stay mentally fit if you’re struggling with the political climate

Roxanne Donovan, Kennesaw State University “This can’t be happening.” “I feel like throwing up.” “I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning.” “Life is going to get a lot worse for...


Why are young women without wrinkles using Botox?

Dana Berkowitz, Louisiana State University The battle against wrinkles has lasted for centuries. Long before surgical facelifts, people ingested powders and potions, stretched their faces using thread and tape, and rubbed their skin with...


Trying To Solve The Alzheimer’s Puzzle

Original article By Melissa Bailey Despite a 99 percent failure rate and another major setback last month, Alzheimer’s researchers are plowing ahead with hundreds of experiments — and a boost in federal money —...


Women Fear Drug They Used To Halt Puberty Led To Health Problems

  By Christina Jewett For years, Sharissa Derricott, 30, had no idea why her body seemed to be failing. At 21, a surgeon replaced her deteriorated jaw joint. She’s been diagnosed with degenerative disc...


Laughing Until You Die

  By Bruce Horovitz   Just weeks before Christmas some years ago, Shirley Rapp and her family faced the devastating news that she had what appeared to be a terminal illness. But that didn’t...

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