These three women had a second chance at life. This what they did with it

If you had the chance to live your life all over again, what would you do differently? Would you continue with the status quo? Or take the bull by the horns and flip things around until your new life was virtually unrecognisable from the old? Dr Elizabeth Seeley-Wait, clinical psychologist at Northern Sydney Psychology Clinic, says it’s a question that […]

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Moments of clarity in dementia patients at end of life: Glimmers of hope?

It happens unexpectedly: a person long thought lost to the ravages of dementia, unable to recall the events of their lives or even recognize those closest to them, will suddenly wake up and exhibit surprisingly normal behavior, only to pass away shortly thereafter. This phenomenon, which experts refer to as terminal or paradoxical lucidity, has been reported since antiquity, yet […]

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Why Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Love Having Kids Later in Life

Worked out for the best! Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent explained the perks of having their children later in life. “There’s a really beautiful side to it because you have the opportunity, usually, to be more present and that’s all that matters,” the former Home Made Simple host, 34, told Us Weekly exclusively at Bluemercury’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, June […]

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For dying patients, early plans can improve quality of life

Careful documentation of a hospice patient’s end-of-life wishes—and prominently noting that information in health records early—could prevent unwanted hospitalizations and medical interventions, a new study suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University analyzed the health records of 1,185 cancer patients who had been referred to hospice and found that a verified do-not-resuscitate order, or DNR, before the last 30 days […]

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Self-powered ‘pacemaker for life’ in pigs unveiled

Scientists on Tuesday unveiled a battery-free pacemaker that generates its energy from the heartbeats of pigs in what could pave the way for an “implant for life” in humans suffering from heart defects. Millions of patients rely on pacemakers —small electrical implants in the chest of abdomen—to help regulate their heartbeats after chronic or acute illness. Even with recent technological […]

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Wendy Williams’ Son Is ‘Huge Priority’ in Her Life Amid Divorce

Getting better for her boy. Wendy Williams is focused on her 18-year-old son, Kevin Jr., after the talk show host filed for divorce on April 10. After splitting from her husband of nearly 22 years, Kevin Hunter, the Wendy Williams Show host, 54, announced that she was a few days away from “moving out of the sober house” she had […]

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This Is Why The First 100 Days of Your Baby's Life Are So Crucial

The early interactions a child has with their parents, siblings, grandparents, and caregivers make a lasting imprint on their brain. They influence how a child perceives the world and moves through it, setting up the brain for all future learning. Think of it like a house: If the foundation isn’t solid, the rest of the house will have problems. Brains […]

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Q&A: Functional dyspepsia can significantly affect quality of life

Dear Mayo Clinic: I thought I had an ulcer, but my doctor ruled that out and wants to run tests. He said it could be functional dyspepsia. What causes this, and is it treatable? A: Functional dyspepsia (also called nonulcer dyspepsia) and peptic ulcers can feel much the same. But, unlike a peptic ulcer, which involves open sores in the […]

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