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CDC warns of salmonella outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert of a salmonella outbreak in the country. According to the CDC, 1,003 cases of salmonella spanning 49 states have been reported during 2019, as Newsweek and other media outlets have reported. In addition, the CDC recently stated that, since July 29, 235 people have become sick because …

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E-cigarettes use causes deaths

By Chara First e-cigarettes related death reported in Kansas A 50-year-old woman has died from lung disease related to vaping, becoming the first casualty of this type in Kansas, the state’s health officials said Sept. 10. According to the statement, the woman became seriously ill shortly after she started using e-cigarettes and her symptoms progressed quickly. The woman is the …

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Lessons I Have Learned From My 20 Year Struggle With Fear And Anxiety

By Stan Popovich Do you currently struggle with fear and anxiety and wish you could talk to someone who can relate to your situation? If so, I dealt with fear and anxiety for over 20 years and here are some lessons I learned during my mental health struggles. 1. Listen To The Professionals And Not Your Friends: Your friends may mean …

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More social media usage linked to rise in depressive symptoms, study claims

By Roberta Pardo A new study has revealed the extent to which screen time and depression might be linked in young people’s lives. For every additional hour young people spend on social media or watching television, the severity of depressive symptoms increases, according to a study published July 15 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study included 3,826 students between …

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Suicide: How to spot its warning signs and prevent it

Commentary by Chara Many people believe suicide is a problem only among young people. Not true. Defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “injuring oneself with the intent to die,” suicide is the No. 10 cause of death in the country for all ages. It is the No. 2 cause of death in the world among …

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Kids’ Health: Importance of early detection of autism

Importance of early detection of autism It is estimated that autism affects one in 59 children. Though early intervention can make a difference that lasts a lifetime, too many kids are not diagnosed early enough. What is autism? Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a wide range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech …

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U.N.-commissioned report recommends reducing meat consumption

By Chara Eating less meat could help lessen the effects of global warming, according to a U.N.-sanctioned report. The United Nations gathered 100-plus scientists to study how global warming is affecting the Earth and some actions humans can take to reduce those effects. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently published the findings, Time magazine, CNN and other media …

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How I Overcame The Vicious Cycle Of Worry And Fear In My Life

By Stanley Popovich Do you ever get stuck into that vicious cycle of worrying where you get overwhelmed with worrying and fearful thoughts? In return, this creates more panic and worry and eventually you can’t function because you are a basket case. As the author of a managing fear book, I struggled with fear, anxiety, and stress for over 20 …

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Mexican neurobiologist develops technique to reprogram Alzheimer’s-affected neurons

By Roberta Pardo A Mexican scientist has been called the guy who “reprograms” brains for his contribution to the scientific discipline involving the treatment of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Luis Carrillo, a neurobiologist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), has developed a technique to reprogram circuits or neuronal groups affected by neurodegenerative diseases by using …

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How to care for a newborn child

Commentary by Chara The first time you see your newborn child will change your life forever. However, bringing your baby home also can seem overwhelming, especially if you are a first-time parent. If you are a first-time parent, the following tips will help you feel more confident and guide you through the basics of having a newborn: *Accept help: Hospitals …

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