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Snoring may represent sleep apnea

Sleep apnea, a condition always associated with obesity and often diagnosed in adults, is characterized by pauses in breathing or infrequent breathing during sleep. Why snoring may represent sleep apnea? Typically, snoring, one of the reactions of the brain to take over or restart breathing, happens when people have pauses in breathing or infrequent breathing […]

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Improving Type 1 diabetes management through pet care

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Although it is less common than Type 2 diabetes but usually affects many more years of patients’ lives than the Type 2 variety. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin therapy is commonly used in treating Type 1 diabetes. But for […]

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Mohammed Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter, battled depression-- but that didn't cause those deaths. Image courtesy of telegram.com.uk.

Depression doesn’t denote violence

The family of Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the young man who shot the military recruiters in Chattanooga on July 16, has issued a statement which says in part, “For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its expression in this heinous act of violence.” A […]

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Danger of Type 1 Diabetes

With the explosive rise in Type 2 diabetes, people tend to ignore or forget the existence of Type 1 diabetes. Ironically, Type 1 diabetes is one of the common diseases around the world, especially among teenagers. That is the reason why Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is also known as juvenile diabetes. Estimatedly, T1D counts for […]

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Type 2 diabetes cause cognitive decline in human

Diabetes can damage eyes, kidneys and the heart. Now a new study published in the Journal of Neurology reports that having Type 2 diabetes could lead to a sharp drop in mental acuity over a short period of time. Dr. Vera Novak, associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical […]

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David Ebersman, former CFO of Genentech and Facebook, is tackling mental health. Photo courtesy of LyraHealth.com.

Future of mental health care?

The former chief financial officer of Facebook and Genentech is betting that big data can have a transformative effect on behavioral health care. David Ebersman launched Lyra Health in early June with an unspecified amount of venture capital funding. “Through a combination of innovative technology and a human touch,” their press release stated, “Lyra Health […]

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New effort to the Contraceptive Policy, Challenges remain

Four United States courts of appeals support the Obama’s Contraceptive Policy which guarantees a free access to birth control for women. Although this policy has a good intention in providing birth control for women, it is unreasonable to require all employers, especially to those nonprofit religious organizations, to cover birth control for women. As a […]

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Deep sleep cleans toxins from the brain

It can’t be said enough how important for us to get the proper amount of sleep. It helps restore memory and regulate emotions. And quality matters as well. A new study found that a night of solid sleep would clean out bad protein from our brain. One of the waste products that are pushed through […]

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Semicolong tattoos are trending in support of mental health. Image courtesy of live.cookingpanda.com.

It’s not over

Have you seen a semicolon tattoo or piece of jewelry lately? They’re trending, and there’s a story there. Amy Bleuel lost her father to suicide and decided she wanted to honor him. In the spring of 2013, she asked people to draw a semicolon on their bodies, snap a picture and post it to social […]

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It’s not Chlorine, it’s pee…..

This summer, CDC, the Water Quality and Health Council and the National Swimming Pool Foundation teem up to launch a campaign to stop people from peeing in the swimming pool. They start with busting the red-eye myths that people often believe. When people who experience stingy feeling in their eyes during and after a swim […]

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