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Paget’s Disease of Bone- Know It All! All you need to know about osteitis deformans. Know your ailment well, so you can manage it better!! Here we come with Osteitis deformans today! Overview: Paget‘s bone disease is one of a chronic (long-holding) disease that causes bones to grow bigger and weaken more than normal. The disease
Note: On Friday, April 17, Senior Planet hosted Dr. Michael Spertus, a family doctor and instructor at Harvard Medical School, to talk about how people can stay connected to their doctors through different platforms and video chat options. He also spoke about when he must see a patient in person vs. doing a virtual check-in. Watch
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Despite denials from e-cigarette manufacturers, teens are attracted to vaping because of the ease of use, kid-friendly flavors and advertising tactics that make vaping look cool. They also may believe that vaping is safer than smoking traditional cigarettes – something they’ve been warned against for years. Vaping isn’t trouble-free though, even if e-cigarettes don’t contain
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UCSF’s Dr. Robert Lustig explains how we all can reduce our consumption of sugar and processed foods and why it’s important for promoting health As people spend more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, attitudes and behaviors around food are shifting. While some people may be making healthier and more conscious food choices, others may find
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It may be disconcerting that Google tracks your searches, including those you may do for your health, but sometimes that tracking comes in handy. Like when someone does some research about how often people search for “chest pain” or “myocardial infarction.” Researchers from the Mayo Clinic took advantage of Google Trends to learn about how
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked the umbrella emergency use authorization (EUA) it granted in May for intubation boxes once thought to keep healthcare providers safer when performing procedures on patients with COVID-19. The FDA specified in its announcement
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Vitamin D3 supplementation added to low-dose inhaled corticosteroids was not associated with longer time to asthma exacerbations among high-risk children with low baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels, researchers reported. The mean time to exacerbation was 240 days in children randomized to the vitamin D3 supplementation group and 253 days in the placebo group (mean group difference
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Head teachers request more clarity on face covering rules before schools start in September In Scotland, children aged 12 and above will be asked to wear face coverings in school corridors, communal areas and on school buses. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is acting in response to new guidance from the World Health
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Smokers hear it all the time. They should quit smoking. But for many, it’s much easier said than done. The addiction is strong. But if any smoker needs yet another reason to quit, it may be this one: Smokers who have atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, can cut their risk of having a stroke if
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On Sunday the Food and Drug Administration approved an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19.  “The known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product,” the FDA said in a press release. During a Sunday press conference President Donald Trump said of the emergency
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Almost 12% of about 80,000 adults in the United States admitted with laboratory-confirmed influenza then suffer an acute cardiovascular (CV) event that likely prolongs hospitalization and worsens their risk of dying, suggests a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data cover flu seasons from late 2010 to early 2017,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 24 2020 Residing at higher altitude is associated with greater rates of stunting, even for children living in “ideal-home environments” according to a new study from researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Addis Ababa University. The study provides new insight in the relationship between altitude and
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With more than eight million people in the UK experiencing anxiety, it’s vital to ensure it doesn’t take over our lives. Here, we share how a change of perspective can help us get one step ahead With the unexpected way 2020 has gone so far, it’s not surprising that anxiety is all around us. The
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Learn how to manage the mental impact of unemployment as Dr Megan Jones Bell, Chief Strategy and Science Officer at Headspace, highlights the key benefits of meditation for financial anxiety In the UK and around the world, many measures have been implemented to help protect our physical health during the public health crisis. Some of
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