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Chronic marital stress may lead to happiness handicap, U.S. study says

Chronic marital stress may lead to happiness handicap, U.S. study says

Parting may be such sweet sorrow, but staying together? That may be another kind altogether, a new study on marriage and depression suggests. Published in the April edition of the Journal of Psychophysiology, the study found that people who deal with chronic marital stresses are less likely to enjoy positive experiences, and are more likely to exhibit other depressive symptoms. Read More »

Thousands of premature deaths were preventable in US, CDC Reports

Thousands of premature deaths were preventable in US, CDC Reports

Experts with the CDC released the top five things that kill two-thirds of United States residents Thursday afternoon. Five things kill more people in the United States than anything else: Heart disease, cancer, lung disease such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, stroke and unintentional injuries such as those on roads or caused by medication overdoses. Read More »

WHO : Antibiotics Resistance Making Treatment Ineffective

WHO : Antibiotics Resistance Making Treatment Ineffective

The WHO has added its voice to a booming choir warning of the global threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance extends to bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. The UN health agency says that the future is now for global resistance, in a report released yesterday. People who catch drug-resistant infections are at greater risk of dying and place a ... Read More »

USA : FDA approves first-of-a-kind sleep apnea implant

US : FDA green-lights Merck cardiovascular drug

Sleep apnea sufferers have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current The FDA approved the pacemaker-like device from Inspire Medical Systems for sleep apnea patients who have trouble with the current standard of care, involving machines ... Read More »

Reading and sleep key to a healthy mind, Study

Reading and sleep key to a healthy mind, Study

Sleeping more than 8 hours and less than 6 and the lack of cognitive stimulation such as reading favours the development of cognitive impairment in people over 65. This is the main conclusion of a study carried out by researchers from the Department of Pharmacy at the University CEU Cardenal Herrera and pharmacists in the Valencian Region (Spain). The paper ... Read More »

New Tennessee will criminalize moms who use drugs while pregnant

New Tennessee will criminalize moms who use drugs while pregnant

A Tennessee bill that punishes women who give birth to drug-addicted babies was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Bill Haslam. Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus championed the bill and testified in front of the Tennessee Senate regarding the problem of drug-addicted babies. He has seen the results of pregnant mothers abusing drugs firsthand, as Sullivan County accounts ... Read More »

New Study Challenges Concept Of ‘Healthy’ Obesity

New Study Challenges Concept Of 'Healthy' Obesity

Obese adults who display no signs of CVD appear to have a significantly higher prevalence of coronary artery calcification compared with normal-weight adults. “The risk of cardiovascular disease among obese individuals without obesity related metabolic abnormalities … is controversial,” researchers wrote in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More »

Antibiotic crisis ‘bigger than Aids epidemic’, WHO says

Antibiotic crisis 'bigger than Aids epidemic', WHO says

Doctors have long warned against prolonged use of antibiotics, saying that bacteria can build resistance to drugs, eventually rendering them ineffective. The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that antibiotic-resistant bacteria now exist in many parts of the world. Some diseases that once could easily be cured by antibiotics have now become deadly. Read More »