High blood pressure: Bleeding from this region of the body is a warning of hypertension

High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, a poor quality of life, or even a fatal heart attack or stroke. Bleeding from the eyes is a symptom of hypertension. The retina is the tissue layer located in the back of the eye. This layer transforms […]

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ACA reduced out-of-pocket health costs for families with kids, but they still need help

The percentage of low- and middle-income families with children that had burdensome out-of-pocket health care costs fell following the 2014 implementation of the health insurance marketplaces and Medicaid expansion provisions of the Affordable Care Act, known widely as Obamacare, according to a new study by Lauren Wisk, an assistant professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and […]

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Dealing with the global tsunami of mental health problems during and post COVID-19

In a special session addressing global mental health before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic held at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) Professor Vikram Patel (Harvard Medical School, U.S.) will present a new review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global mental health. He will explain: “Mental health problems were already a leading cause of suffering […]

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The four dietary changes that may signal dementia – what to look for

Dementia is a progressive brain condition whereby parts of the brain become irreversibly damaged. There are many different causes of dementia, and many different types. The symptoms are dictated by the cause of dementia and the region of the brain affected. An uncommon form of dementia is frontotemporal dementia, which, as the name suggests, primarily affects the frontal and temporal […]

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Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

In the sci-fi novel “The Diamond Age” by Neal Stephenson, body art has evolved into “constantly shifting mediatronic tattoos”—in-skin displays powered by nanotech robopigments. In the 25 years since the novel was published, nanotechnology has had time to catch up, and the sci-fi vision of dynamic tattoos is starting to become a reality. The first examples of color-changing nanotech tattoos […]

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Coronavirus symptoms: Scientists discover gene in virus causing schizophrenic symptoms

Much focus of the novel coronavirus has been focussed on health symptoms which include a persistent cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell and gastrointestinal issues. Now new research looks at the worrying effects the virus could have on certain people’s minds. Scientists have discovered a certain gene that replicates itself more rapidly in one’s mind causing […]

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