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Stroke Patients Not Getting Proper And Timely Diagnose

If facts and figures are looked at carefully then it can be said that in U.S less than half of patients with acute stroke symptoms did not receive a brain scan within recommended guidelines. This is coming from the hospitals who are actively participating in a national quality improvement program, so rates in non-participating hospitals Read more

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Summer Games Athletes Often Suffer Agony Of Skin Irritations

Being the mirror, the barometer of an individual’s health, skin is the clue to one’s healthy constitution. “Thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” is what the Olympics are all about but for many Summer Games athletes, there’s also the agony of skin irritations and conditions that can make the journey to the medal Read more

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Blindness Prevention By Transplantation Of Fetal Membrane

Blindness in patients with a devastating disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) can be prevented by transplanting tissue from newborn fetal membranes. Unlike before, SJS/TEN are now believed to be variants of the same condition, distinct from erythema multiforme. SJS/TEN is a very rare, acute, serious, and potentially fatal skin reaction Read more

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Childhood Obesity And Its Significant Fall In Massachusetts

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health or wellbeing. As methods to determine body fat directly Read more

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Gut Microbiota Transplantation May Prevent Development Of Diabetes And Fatty Liver Disease

The human body, consisting of about 10 trillion cells, carries about ten times as many microorganisms in the intestines. Gut microbiota is an assortment of microorganisms inhabiting the length and width of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. The composition of this microbial community is host specific, evolving throughout an individual’s lifetime and susceptible to both exogenous Read more

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Drinking Water ‘Improves Grades’

Health is like a bank account: when you are in a perfect state of vitality and getting all the power nutrients your tissues need to function at their best, your “health account” balance is at 100%. Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink…Those famous words, written over 250 years ago, convey some idea of Read more

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Epilepsy And Its Association With Stress

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior. Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in brain tissue cause the brain to be too excitable or jumpy. The brain sends out abnormal signals. This results in Read more

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Eating Flavonoid Foods ‘Protect Men Against Parkinson’s Disease’

The risk for developing Parkinson’s disease in men may be cut down if there are regular consumption of foods rich in flavonoids for instance apples, berries, tea, red wine and certain vegetables. No such significant relationship for total flavonoids is seen in women. Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages that have Read more

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Whooping Cough Vaccine’s Effectiveness May Be Short Lived Among Children

Acellular vaccine for treating whooping cough in children might not be as long-lasting as had been previously thought. No matter that a lot of vaccines are available against this disease yet the disease appears to be quite prevalent. Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. The coughing Read more