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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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Is it Depression?

Is it Depression?

If you suspect your moods are caused by depression, here are 5 tips to help you.  You’re sweating bullets. Your forehead is burning hot. Is it the flu, or the fact that you’ve been sunbathing for the better part of ...

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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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Putting Ebola Under the Microscope

Putting Ebola Under the Microscope

Over the last few months, the Ebola virus has been the subject of countless articles and news reports. Of course, the cause of all of this attention has been the 2014 Ebola outbreak in western Africa. To date, the virus ...

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The Hefty Price Tag of Obesity

The Hefty Price Tag of Obesity

The widespread problem of obesity has received much attention from news outlets, public health officials and medical researchers alike. Generally speaking, people who study this issue are frequently concerned about how obesity affects our physical health. The expanding waistline of ...

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Why Your Weight Can Make Stress More Harmful

Why Your Weight Can Make Stress More Harmful

As countless people can attest, excessive stress can take quite a toll on the body. Some health-related consequences of a stress-filled life include headaches, chest pains and disrupted sleeping patterns. Those struggling with their weight, however, might be especially vulnerable ...

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