Tag: symptoms

Most parents struggle to distinguish teen angst from depression

(Reuters Health) – Telling the difference between a teen’s normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying youth depression, a new national poll suggests. The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a national sample of parents with children in middle, junior high, or high […]

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Novartis sickle-cell drug gets U.S. FDA approval

(The Nov 16 story corrects to clarify in second graph that patients will be infused by a healthcare provider.) FILE PHOTO: Novartis’ logo is seen at the Swiss drugmaker’s plant in the northern town of Stein, Switzerland on October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann By John Miller and Carl O’Donnell (Reuters) – Novartis AG on Friday […]

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China’s Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country’s health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. The health commission of the autonomous region said a 55-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after he ate wild rabbit meat […]

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Diabetes tied to increased risk of hidden spinal fractures

(Reuters Health) – People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop spinal fractures that sometimes have no obvious symptoms but are tied to increased risk of future broken bones, a research review suggests. The analysis focused on so-called vertebral fractures, also known as compression fractures, that happen when bones in the […]

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Insomnia symptoms tied to increased risk of heart attack and stroke

(Reuters Health) – People who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than individuals who don’t have any sleep difficulties, a recent study suggests. Researchers followed 487,200 people in China for about a decade starting when they were 51 years old on average. None […]

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Left-handed women’s quirk over sense of smell

Scientists say they have discovered a biological anomaly that could change how we understand our sense of smell. The study in the journal Neuron shows some people can smell normally, despite missing the part of the brain that is considered to be crucial for smell – the olfactory bulbs. Lacking bulbs should cause anosmia (being […]

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Unvaccinated students at a high school in eastern Michigan were told to stay home following an outbreak of chickenpox at the school. In a notice this week, the St. Clair County Health Department, along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, announced the outbreak at Marysville High School. The announcement detailed that health officials, […]

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Life is very different for Lesley Hart since she had meningitis nearly 10 years ago. “I’m no longer Miss Independent. It’s impacting more and more as time goes on. But I live each day as I want to.” Lesley is one of nearly 2,500 people who develop bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease each year in […]

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An Illinois student-athlete is suing the e-cigarette company Juul after doctors said he now has lungs similar to those of a 70-year-old man. Adam Hergenreder, of Gurnee, who used e-cigarettes for more than a year and a half, claims he was a victim of deceptive marketing by the San Francisco company, according to the lawsuit, […]

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Reuters asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to unseal documents filed in court regarding potential risks associated with Propecia, Merck & Co’s (MRK.N) popular baldness drug. A bottle of Propecia is seen on a pharmacy shelf in New York City, U.S., August 8, 2019. Picture taken August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Zachary Goelman […]

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