Childhood sexual abuse linked to a range of physical and mental health conditions

A new review of previous studies into the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse has suggested that earlier mental health support for victims would reduce the chances of victims developing psychiatric conditions and substance misuse later in life. Childhood sexual abuse is known to be associated with a wide range of health conditions, from chronic pain to mental health problems. […]

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More severe OSA leads to higher blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension

In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “Prevalence, Characteristics and Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Resistant Hypertension,” Esther Sapiña-Beltrán […]

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Why Duchess Meghan Had to Quickly Exit Royal Engagement for Son Archie

Duchess Meghan has her priorities straight! The new mom left a royal engagement quickly to be with her son, Archie Harrison-Mountbatten Windsor. “I’ve got to get back to the baby, it’s feed time,” the Suits alum, 38, was overheard telling a group of women while leaving the launch of her Smart Set capsule collection in collaboration with Smart Works charity […]

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Four things to know about vaping

The Trump administration has announced it will soon ban flavored e-cigarette products to deter an ever growing number of young users. It comes amid an outbreak of vaping-linked severe pulmonary disease that has killed six people and sickened hundreds. Here are four things to know about vaping. Is it safer than smoking? The truth is, we don’t know. Unlike tobacco […]

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Database to support infectious disease research

A new database PathoPhenoDB facilitates the search for associations between infectious diseases, the pathogens that cause them, the resulting clinical signs and symptoms, and the drugs that can treat them. It also contains information on the proteins and genetic changes that can make pathogens resistant to treatment with certain drugs. Developed by researchers at KAUST in collaboration with the University […]

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Why a plan to lower prescription drug prices should not be piecemeal

Demand for prescription medications in the U.S. is at an all time high, given that 50% of adults have at least one chronic condition, and 25% have two or more. Sixty percent of the population, and 90% of Medicare beneficiaries have taken at least one prescription medication in the past month. Rising health care costs over time are leading to […]

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Lea Michele's Secret to Never Having a Negative Relationship with Her Body

"I wasn't always so great at asking for what I need—I was worried people would think I was demanding." Lea Michele has just wrapped her Health cover shoot when she tells us this. It’s funny because demanding is the last word our team would use to describe Lea during the planning stages of her shoot. In fact, she was nothing […]

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‘Extremely warm temperatures’ are causing dengue fever to spread

Dengue fever is ravaging South East Asia because the ‘extremely warm temperatures’ this year provide the ‘ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes’, expert says As of July 20, Vietnam alone reported 115,186 dengue cases, figures show This is compared with just 29,000 cases for the same period last year   July’s global temperature was 1.71°F (-16.8°C) above the 20th Century average  Extremely warm […]

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Three teams fail to replicate results of 2016 HIV study that claimed ‘cure’ in monkeys

Three separate and independent teams of researchers have attempted to replicate the results of a team which, back in 2016, claimed to have cured monkeys of an HIV-like infection. All three have published their work and findings in the journal Science. Notably, the original paper was published in the same journal. After questions arose regarding the work done by the […]

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Jessica Alba, Ciara & More Celebs Post Photos of Their Kids Going Back to School

Just like that, summer has come and gone. But while we’re saying goodbye to long days of playing outside, we’re ushering in a different kind of excitement, with new friends and mind-expanding lessons. Still, dropping off the kiddos for their first day of school isn’t always easy. If you’re feeling a bit weepy as your little ones embark on their […]

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