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Identity crisis? Vapers who continue to smoke are in denial about their addiction and could struggle to kick the habit

People who vape as well as smoke traditional cigarettes may find it harder to quit as they don’t see themselves as smokers, according to research undertaken by Kingston University. Describing a typical smoker as smelly, inconsiderate and lacking self-control, many who use e-cigarettes – also known as vaping – while continuing to smoke traditional cigarettes are likely to try to ...

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For Kids Like Me, Cancer Is Hard Enough

When I was a kid, I fell asleep in school a lot. The teachers didn’t scold me, and they kept the other kids from pointing and laughing. Because I wasn’t just tired  —  I was exhausted. I was drained. I was going through chemo. When I was 7, I was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, an aggressive cancer. The doctors at ...

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Here's What Happens To Breast Cancer Diagnoses When Medicaid Is Rolled Back

Senators stand poised to vote on the Republican health care bill this week, which in its current form would slash the budget for Medicaid, the government program that cares for millions of uninsured Americans. The bill also would leave 22 million more Americans without health insurance by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office predicted on Monday. A new study, which found ...

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Columbia and Harvard Researchers Find Yoga and Controlled Breathing Reduce Depressive Symptoms

New Rochelle, NY — A new study demonstrated that individuals with major depressive disorder had a significant reduction in depressive symptoms during a 12-week integrative health intervention that included Iyengar yoga classes and coherent breathing. Participants who took three yoga classes a week were more likely to achieve lower depression scores after 12 weeks than subjects who took two classes, ...

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Yale study finds cause of and cure for genetic skin disorder

By Ziba Kashef About one in 200,000 people are affected by a severe group of skin disorders known as the ichthyoses (ik-thee-oh-sees), which feature dry, scaly, or thickened skin. Although treatment with topical medications can help, there is no cure. To better understand the cause of such skin disorders, a Yale-led research team studies the genes of individuals affected by ...

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Scientists develop test to identify best treatment for gonorrhea

FINDINGS Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007 because of concerns that the resistance to the drug was growing. BACKGROUND Gonorrhea has developed increasing resistance to all current antibiotics. Due to the spread of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea, ...

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Meal Prepping May Actually Be Sabotaging Your Diet

Portioning your weekly meals into plastic or even BPA-free containers packs some major risks. Among them is weight gain. If your Sunday nights are dedicated to meal prepping for the week ahead, you’re part of a mighty group of health nuts. The planning ahead of meals is a main tip of weight loss coaches, food bloggers and nutritionists. Indeed, meal ...

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13 Times The Internet Nailed What It Feels Like To Be An Overthinker

Overthinking can feel terrible, leading to anxious memories, stressful hypotheticals or negative thought patterns.  Your brain goes into complete, often irrational overdrive. Want to go to sleep? Your brain offers you an embarrassing situation to mull over instead. Your boss sends you an email asking if you can talk? You immediately start thinking of all the things you did to ...

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Research finds cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive

Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progression of the disease, according to new research by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford. Non-sense mediated decay (NMD) is a natural physiological process that provides cells with the ability to detect DNA errors called nonsense mutations. It also enables these cells ...

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Increased quality of life for women with breast reductions

“Middle-aged women that undergo a breast reduction operation often regret not having done it sooner,” says PhD student and plastic surgeon Richard Lewin who will be holding his dissertation on the subject at Sahlgrenska Academy. Women with so-called breast hypertrophy, where the breasts are larger than normal, suffer more than just physical disorders such as backaches and problems with eczema ...

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