Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health condition commonly affects older adults in hospitals, and it often occurs after the use of antibiotic medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C. difficile led to almost half a million infections among patients in the United […]

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The five types of problem drinking are more common at different ages

Alcohol abuse is more complicated than simply drinking too much. There may be five separate types of problem drinkers, according to Penn State researchers, and each one may be more common at different stages of life. In a study, Penn State researchers discovered five distinct classes or “profiles” among people with alcohol use disorder, with each profile defined by a […]

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Common tactics for health promotion at work may be detrimental to employees with obesity

Workplace health promotion programs that encourage employees to take responsibility for their own weight may have detrimental effects for employees with obesity, reveals a new study. These range from feeling increasingly responsible for their weight but perceiving they have less control over it, to increased workplace weight stigma and discrimination. Ironically, these effects could even lead to increased obesity and […]

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Sex addiction is mor 10% of men and 6% of women hooked

Sex addiction is more common than previously thought: One in 10 men and one in 12 women are hooked, study shows Sex addiction has been turned down from the diagnostic manual of psychiatric disorders  But clinicians now recognize compulsive sexual behavior disorder  Previous estimates predicted that about twice as many men struggle to control sexual urges as do women  But  […]

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5 common ailments to be aware of as you get older

Decreased mobility is something many of us expect to experience during old ageCredit:iStock Growing older may come with greater wisdom, but it unfortunately also paves the way for an increased number of life-threatening health concerns. While every individual is prone to a unique set of potential health risks depending on genetics, diet and lifestyle, these are five common medical issues […]

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The 10 most common chemotherapy side effects

Other common side effects include: nausea and vomiting neuropathy trouble breathing constipation diarrhea Chemotherapy cannot tell normal cells apart from cancer cells and kills both, which is why side effects occur. Most people receiving chemotherapy will experience side effects. Common side effects The 10 most common side effects include: 1. Illness and a weakened immune system Cancer and the treatment […]

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