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Health and Fitness

Lauren Wasser turns toxic shock syndrome awareness into a mission
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Model and amputee Lauren Wasser, who’s lost one leg to toxic shock syndrome and is racked by agonizing pain, has found a mission. She told the Washington Post that she’s raising awareness of the risk of tampons and toxic shock syndrome. Wasser is spreading her message through TED talks and Instagram posts at @theimpossiblemuse, where she describes herself as a “T.S.S. Survivor, Amputee, Activist, Actress, Model.” She’s also rallying behind legislation to [...]
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Benefits of laser therapy for symptoms of an enlarged prostate
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Prostate laser surgery is used to relieve moderate to severe urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). With laser therapy, a high-energy laser is used to destroy or remove overgrown prostate tissue. Laser therapy generally relieves symptoms of BPH right away and has a lower risk of side effects than with non-laser surgery. Types An ablative procedure is used to vaporize obstruc [...]
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Sleeping next to cell phone could cause brain cancer, infertility
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Health officials at the California Department of Public Health released guidelines for safe cell phone practices for the first time, citing radiation dangers as one of the main warnings. The strategies for lowering cell phone-related health issue risks from the CDPH come from research that suggests long-term, consistent use might lead to disease and illness, although the Department acknowledges that the scientific community is somewhat at odds over what and how cell use ef [...]
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Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk
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A nice warm cup of tea a day might keep glaucoma at bay, according to new research published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Risk of developing Glaucoma — one of the leading causes of blindness around the world that currently affects nearly 58 million people — might be lowered by drinking hot tea daily. The disease causes fluid to build up inside the eye that puts pressure onto the optic nerve. Previous research said that caffeine might preven [...]
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Ketamine shown to reduce suicidal thoughts
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Ketamine, more than other sedatives, was exceedingly more effective in calming and lessening suicidal thoughts in depressed people, a new study found. The drug's effects were felt more rapidly, too, just hours after being administered. "There is a critical window in which depressed patients who are suicidal need rapid relief to prevent self-harm," lead author Michael Grunebaum told Science Daily. "Currently available antidepressants can be effective in reducing su [...]
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One simple blood test could diagnose two types of cancer
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Infrared spectroscopy — used to identify and study chemicals — used in blood tests could potentially diagnose lymphoma and melanoma, a new study found. Researchers at Georgia State University used the technique to analyze blood samples from mice with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and melanoma and found that it was a reliable way to detect changes to the cells caused by the two types of cancer. "Our final goal is to say we can use this infrared technique to id [...]
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Marijuana might help HIV patients’ mental stamina
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The well-known marijuana chemical tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, might have anti-inflammatory properties that could aid in slowing mental decline in up to 50% of HIV patients, according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University. "It's believed that cognitive function decreases in many of those with HIV partly due to chronic inflammation that occurs in the brain," the study's lead author, Norbert Kaminski, told Michigan State University Today. "This (the [...]
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