Brain injury from concussion may linger longer than one year after return to play

How long does it take an athlete to recover from a concussion? New research has found an athlete’s brain may still not be fully recovered one year after being allowed to return to play. The study is published in the October 16, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “There is growing evidence […]

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Bride loses eight stone in a year to fit into her dream wedding dress

When Gemma Dobbing found the perfect dress for her wedding, she was determined to slim down to make sure it fit on the big day. Gemma, 32, had put on weight in recent years following the birth of her little boy, Charlie, now three. The council worker had been so busy that her diet simply wasn’t a priority, resulting in […]

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Death or reinfarction delayed by more than one year with coronary stenting

Death or reinfarction is delayed by more than one year with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategy that includes hospital transfer, compared to fibrinolysis, according to late breaking results from the DANAMI-2 trial presented in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology and published in European Heart Journal. “In the […]

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Vaccines, routines and screens: Tips for a healthy school year from a physician mom

It’s back-to-school time, the time of year that often has parents rushing to buy school supplies, new clothes and healthy snacks to stock the pantry. It also tends to bring stress around homework, earlier bedtimes and an influx of colds and coughs. Dr. Tina Ardon, a family medicine physician and mom of three, provides some back-to-school tips to keep parents […]

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Kick Off 2019 School Year With Plantable Pencils and More Must-Haves

Hitting the halls in style! There’s no better way to kick off a new school year than with the perfect back-to-school products. Whether the little one in your life is heading into preschool or finishing off junior high, find age-appropriate books, school supplies and more of the best buys on the list below. Bloom Owl, for example, creates the perfect […]

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Spending too much time sitting down linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK

Spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 50,000 deaths per year in the UK and the NHS spends in excess of £0.7bn per year treating the health consequences, suggests research from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. A large proportion of […]

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Here's What Parkland Kids & Parents Are Doing One Year Later

One year ago today, a gunman shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Parents and students, all of whom are still grappling with the devastating losses, shared their heartbreak for the world to see. “Exactly one year ago, to the minute around 7 am, I sent two kids to school. Only my son […]

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We are losing the ’10-year challenge’ against antibiotic resistance

The depressing ’10-year challenge’ against antibiotic resistance: Doctors share image to show germs no longer respond to the drugs that worked a decade ago Antibiotic resistance kills at least 23,000 Americans every year  The World Health Organization considers it a top public health threat  Since 2007, resistant infection rates have doubled in Europe As the ‘#10yearchallenge’ photo trend takes social […]

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The 7 Sex Positions Everyone Will Be Trying This Year

Witch hazel skincare products, eco-friendly fashion, and CBD supplements are some of the trends you’ll be seeing now that 2019 has kicked in. And while these beauty and wellness innovations promise huge payoffs, there’s another kind of health fad you’ll want in on: the buzziest new sex positions everyone will be trying in 2019.  Sure you could stick with old-school favorites like missionary and doggy […]

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