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Could Genetic Flaws Link Five Mental Disorders?

Could Genetic Flaws Link Five Mental Disorders?

There is a reasonable chance that you know of at least one person with one of the following conditions ‒ attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder. Aside from affecting a significant number of people, ...

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The Benefits and Disadvantages of Robotic Surgery

The Benefits and Disadvantages of Robotic Surgery

The practice of surgery has certainly progressed over the last several decades. In fact, today many patients undergo operations with robotic technology. At first glance, it might seem as if such tools would make surgery more efficient and effective. But ...

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The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults

The Importance of Physical Activity for Older Adults

For some older individuals, it may seem that exercise yields very little in the way of health-related benefits. Because of this perceived lack of payoff, some entrenched couch potatoes may jump to the conclusion that physical activity is pointless. Despite ...

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MELT Method: The Key to Fixing Back Pain?

MELT Method: The Key to Fixing Back Pain?

Book Review: The MELT Method Author: Sue Hitzmann 304 pages, Harper Collins, $25.99   Are you suffering from chronic pain? Do you have a pain in your neck that won’t go away? Or pain in your foot that you just ...

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Ringworm: Basic Facts and Preventative Tips

Ringworm: Basic Facts and Preventative Tips

Though its name suggests otherwise, ringworm has nothing to do with actual physical worms. In fact, the condition known as ringworm is caused by a type of fungi. While worms (thankfully) have nothing to do with this ailment, having a ...

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Can Pneumonia Spread from Person to Person?

Can Pneumonia Spread from Person to Person?

Even decades after the advent of antibiotics, pneumonia still manages to sicken many people every year. Consider that in the year 2006 alone, this disease was responsible for 55,477 deaths. Since pneumonia is still a fairly common problem, you may ...

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Another Possible Risk Factor for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Another Possible Risk Factor for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes recurring digestive issues, is a common medical problem in the United States. The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders provides the following statistics about this illness: An estimated 25 to 45 million ...

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