Thursday, 20 Feb 2020

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Most Youth With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Undiagnosed

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 — Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) remains largely undiagnosed in youth, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in the Child & Youth Care Forum. Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D., from DePaul University in Chicago, and colleagues assessed the prevalence of pediatric ME/CFS from an ethnically and sociodemographically diverse community-based random […]

Offering mindfulness training in high-demand settings bolsters attention and resilience

Using mindfulness training as a cognitive enhancement tool, two new studies from University of Miami researchers show that firefighters and soldiers who participated in short-form mindfulness training programs tailored for their respective professional contexts, benefited from improved attention and resilience. These benefits, the researchers argue, better equip these professionals to manage stressors on the frontlines […]

Hyperemesis Gravidarum — When Morning Sickness Becomes Extreme

Morning sickness is an extremely common side effect of pregnancy. But what does it mean if it goes way beyond a couple hours during your first trimester and starts to take a severe toll on your daily health? Chances are you aren’t experiencing morning sickness anymore. You might actually have Hyperemesis Gravidarum.  What is Hyperemesis […]

The worst foods for acid reflux

Acid reflux, with its accompanying heartburn pain, is no joke. Sure, it’s the fodder for all kinds of silly TV commercials, but when the pain and discomfort strikes, nobody’s laughing. According to Healthline, acid reflux occurs when stomach acid reverses direction and backs up into the esophagus. Something called the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES […]

Women’s wellness: What pregnant women need to know about heart health

Pregnancy is a great time to talk about heart health. Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says that women should know that they are at risk for heart disease and that pregnancy is a time of increased risk. “Women should know what their risks are and address them, and talk to their doctor […]

New type of heart valve may be the only replacement a child needs

Current prosthetic heart valves for children with congenital heart disease are fixed in size, requiring repeated open-heart surgeries during childhood to replace the valve with a larger version. But a surprising new design created at Boston Children’s Hospital could allow children to keep the same prosthetic valve until adulthood, and could also benefit adults with […]

Arthritis pain: Could CBD help relieve symptoms of the inflammatory joint condition?

Arthritis causes swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Severe forms of the condition can result in chronic pain, affecting everyday activities. Could CBD be the answer to cushion the impact of arthritis? CBD (cannabidiol) is a chemical naturally found in cannabis plants. The controversial compound doesn’t cause the “high” usually associated with cannabis […]

Facemask that can spot tuberculosis is being tested by the NHS

The facemask that can spot tuberculosis: Gadget being tested by the NHS can detect the deadly bacteria in just 30 minutes Bacteria expelled from the patient’s mouth is collected by strips in the mask The strips are sent for testing, and results can come back within half a day A small study showed it accurately […]

The Diamond Princess quarantine 'FAILED,' top NIH official says

‘Failed’ quarantine on Diamond Princess meant ‘four or five people every hour’ were being infected says NIH official as 300 Americans including 14 with the virus are evacuated to the US Dr Anthony Fauci, of the National Institutes of Health, says the coronavirus quarantine aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan ‘failed’ Although passengers were confined to […]

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