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People who speak two languages are twice as likely as those who only speak one to regain normal cognitive function after a stroke, according to a new study. In recent years it has become clear that life experiences modify the way disease expresses itself in the brain, said lead author Dr. Suvarna Alladi, a neurology...
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The majority of Mexicans live under a heavy burden of stress, which also results in poor health. According to a survey conducted by the Office of Strategic Communications (CGE) on a sample of 600 Mexican citizens, more than 45 percent said they lived under stress, 40 percent says would describe life as nervous, and more...
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There are many potential health benefits to pet ownership, but a good night’s sleep may not necessarily be one of them, a small study suggests. Among pet owners surveyed at a sleep clinic, more than half said their non-human friends slept in their bedroom. One in five pet owners described their animals as disruptive, but...
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Light therapy, long used to help improve mood in people who get the blues when days are darker and shorter, can also treat non-seasonal depression, a small Canadian study suggests. Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders and a leading cause of disability and reduced quality of life worldwide, the researchers note...
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Global spending on medicines will reach $1.4 trillion in 2020, driven by increased healthcare access in emerging markets and high-priced new drugs for cancer and other diseases, according to a forecast by IMS Health released on Wednesday. That is up from about $1.07 trillion this year, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4 to...
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Scientists seeking a cure for the AIDS virus have made an unexpected discovery with a drug designed to combat alcoholism which they say could be a critical part of a strategy to “wake up” and then kill dormant HIV hiding in the body. The drug, branded as Antabuse but also sold as a generic called...
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A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world’s most extensive face transplant, New York University Langone Medical Center said on Monday. After a 26-hour surgery performed at the New York hospital in August, 41-year-old Patrick Hardison is living with the face of 26-year-old David Rodebaugh,...
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People across the world are alarmingly confused about the role of antibiotics and the right way to take them, and this ignorance is fueling the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, the World Health Organization said on Monday. “The rise of antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told reporters in a telebriefing...
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Some 2.4 billion people around the world don’t have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open, risking disease and other dangers, according to the United Nations. Launching its World Toilet Day campaign for Nov 19, the UN said poor sanitation increases the risk of illness and...
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The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the premier conference that brings together international leaders to positively shape the future of the wellness industry, kicks off Day 1 with a welcome from Mexico City’s Minister of Tourism and a wide range of provocative keynotes: from new Global Wellness Institute research on the “Future of Wellness at Work”...
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HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta is a multi-faceted, independent, resource network that offers total health and well-being services. They offer English-speaking assistance to help find a physician, hospital and/or diagnostic service for any healthcare needs. Each month Healthcare Resources Puerto Vallarta hosts health clinics by appointment for greatly reduced costs for consultations with medical professional in...
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It’s a truth addicts and health providers know well: Naloxone can reverse heroin overdoses, but it can’t cure the addictions that cause them. In a small but growing number of places, people who land in hospitals after being revived by the drug are being guided toward long-term treatment. That’s largely because decision makers have heard...
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Health officials in Jalisco warn that cases of dengue and chikungunya could increase by as much as 50% with the passing of Hurricane Patricia. “The hurricane has given us the conditions that could increase the number of dengue and chikungunya cases by 50%,” said Director of Public Health of Jalisco, Hector Ramirez Cordero, who alerted...
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It’s official: Ham, hot dogs and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers – and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too. While doctors in rich countries have long warned against eating too much meat, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency gave the most definitive response yet Monday about its relation to...
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The plague was spreading nearly 3,000 years before previously thought, scientists say after finding traces of the disease in the teeth of ancient people – a discovery that could provide clues to how dangerous diseases evolve. To find evidence of the prehistoric infection, researchers drilled into the teeth of 101 individuals who lived in Central...
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