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Who’s Caring for Family Caregivers? 1 in 5 Says Health Is Poor

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Latest Senior Health News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Caring for a loved one at home can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming and take a toll on your own health, a new study suggests. According to a new report …

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China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea

China reports fewer coronavirus cases outside epicenter, cases surge in South Korea

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – China reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections and fears of contagion increased elsewhere. A girl wearing a face mask plays with …

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Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health in Study

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Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking may be as good for your mental health as it is for your physical health, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 4,800 daily smokers in the United States who took part in two …

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Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab

Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab

At an emergency meeting in Beijing held last Friday, Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke about the need to contain the coronavirus and set up a system to prevent similar epidemics in the future. A national system to control biosecurity risks must be put in place “to protect the people’s health,” …

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South Korea screens thousands of religious sect members for coronavirus | World news

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Thousands of members of a secretive religious sect in South Korea are being screened for the new coronavirus after more than 430 cases were confirmed in the country by officials, one of several fresh clusters of the disease globally. More than 78,000 people around the world have been infected by …

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Heart disease: What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

Over a third of American kids who don't smoke are exposed to it anyways. Most are below the poverty line.

Cardiovascular disease was, and still is, our No. 1 killer. It’s a major source of our health care costs, and causes disability and related economic loss. At its peak, in the 1960s, among people over age 35, 1 in 100 died of heart disease every year — a rate more …

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Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — While implanted defibrillators can deliver a potentially lifesaving shock to a heart that’s beating erratically, patients often wind up in the emergency room or the hospital needing medical procedures afterwards, a new study shows. That was the case whether …

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Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

News Picture: Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients

Latest High Blood Pressure News By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Encouraging people with kidney disease to reduce their salt intake may help improve blood pressure and cut excess fluid retention, at least for a while, a new study suggests. Study participants lowered …

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Higher HIV Infection Rates Seen in Mental Health Patients: Study

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THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Americans seeking treatment for mental health disorders may be four to 16 times more likely to be infected with HIV than those in the general population, a new study reveals. The findings emphasize the need to provide testing for HIV — the virus …

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Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

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Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some loved ones who care for veterans with brain injuries may be at increased risk for chronic health problems, a new study indicates. “Traumatic brain injuries can result in devastating physical and cognitive [mental] impairments,” study co-author …

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