Monday, October 23, 2017

Mom's Depression a Risk Factor in Child's Asthma

Maternal depression can worsen asthma symptoms in their children, according to research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center published online in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Analyzing data from interviews with 262 mothers of African-American children with asthma — a population disproportionately affected by this inflammatory airway disorder — the Hopkins investigators found that children whose […]

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New Mammography Guidelines Issued

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a recommendation that women with no underlying risk factors for breast cancer wait until they are 50 before getting regular mammograms. Previously, the recommended age for the screening was 40. There has been widespread debate about the recommendation since the release of the report last week, and […]

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Fibromyalgia: Overview and Symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is a baffling illness. No one is sure what causes it. Some doctors even question whether it’s real. But fibromyalgia is distressingly real to the estimated 4 million Americans who suffer it.

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Fibroids Overview

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Fibroids are masses of noncancerous tissue that may grow in your uterus. Some women have one one. Others have several. They can be as small as a pea or as large as an orange.

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Overview: Causes and Symptoms

That old schoolyard ditty, “Sticks and stones can break my bones…” got it all wrong. Names can hurt you, especially if they cause undue anxiety about a medical condition. Take the term “heart failure.” To many people, it implies that your heart is on the verge of calling it quits, a vision that can be […]

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Symptoms of a Heart Attack: What to Watch For

On TV, heart attacks are obvious. They cause crushing chest pain. Actors clutch their chests and collapse with theatrical flair. In reality, heart attacks are often not so easy to spot. “Heart attacks often feel like heartburn,” says William A. Norcross, M.D., a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San […]

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Alternative Therapies for Back Pain

Willow was the original herbal aspirin, thanks to several compounds it contains, among them, salicin. A century ago, the Bayer Company tinkered with salicin and eventually produced acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin, the first nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Aspirin is still a mainstay medication for many people during the first day or two of back pain.

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Acne Information Overview

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An estimated 10 percent of adults from age 25 to 44—some 17 million Americans—are plagued by acne. But among adult women, the figure is more like 20 to 40 percent. In fact, adult women are the fastest-growing group of people consulting dermatologists for acne—and many of them had far fewer pimples as teens.

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