The holidays remind us that grief cannot be wished away

The year-end holidays are a time of social gatherings, traditions and celebrations. They can also be a time of revisiting and reflection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.8 million people die each year in the U.S. If we conservatively estimate four or five grievers per death, there are 11 to 14 million people who are experiencing […]

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Study: For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away

When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months that’s the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wednesday. The findings, from a small but unique study in Botswana, could influence care in Africa and other regions hit hard by the virus. They also might offer a clue […]

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Student, 26, has had FOUR hip replacements due to a rare disorder

‘I have already faced more health challenges than most will in their entire life’: Father, 26, has had FOUR hip replacements due to a rare disorder that ‘eats away at his bone’ Aaron Blocker was diagnosed with avascular necrosis in 2010 This causes his bone tissue to die due to a poor blood supply Had his first hip replacement at just […]

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An end to arachnophobia ‘just a heartbeat away’

Researchers have discovered that exposing people with phobias to their fear—for examples, spiders for those who have arachnophobia—at the exact time their heart beats, led to the phobia reducing in severity. Hugo Critchley, Chair of Psychiatry at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and principle investigator, said: “Many of us have phobias of one kind or another—it could be spiders, […]

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Is the U.S. Throwing Away Too Many Donor Kidneys?

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 — When deciding which donated kidneys can help desperate patients on waiting lists, the United States might want to follow France’s lead and lower the bar, a new study argues. There’s a worldwide shortage of donor kidneys available for transplantation, but France appears to have been more aggressive than America in responding to that shortage, said […]

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