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Mental Health Conditions before Bariatic Surgery

Bariatic Surgery is a method that is accepted for promoting weight loss to those severely obese individuals. This is also to decrease the risk of obesity-related conditions. Mental health conditions has been suggested that it may be widespread among patients who are involved in such interventions. Dr. Aaron J. Dawes, from David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, together with his colleagues wanted to know how common mental health conditions were in patients who are seeking [...]

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Avian Influenza A (H5N6): A Problem in China

The National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China has informed WHO of two additional laboratory-confirmed cases human infection with avian influenza A or H5N6 virus between 30 December 2015 and 2 January 2016. A report from the health authorities in Southern China said that on Tuesday, a 26-year old woman has died of a wrench of bird flu, and another woman was reported in a serious condition. A 40-year old from Duanzhou District, Zhaoqing City was admitted to hospital [...]

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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea- Finally ends: Declared by WHO

The country of Guinea, where the first outbreak of Ebola virus came, has finally been declared free of the disease after two years, declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday (Dec. 29). This deadly Ebola had already killed more than 11,300 people worldwide, mostly in Liberia, Siberia and Guinea. To earn this specification, the country of Guinea needed to go 42 days since the last case of Ebola tested the negative for the virus. According to the U.N. World [...]

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When Fainting Could Be Serious [STUDY]

Fainting could be a sign of something critical or it might just something abnormal. Each year, there are about 4M people brought to the emergency room. Due to these common scenarios, medical experts are trying to figure out what could be the main reasons or causes of losing someone’s consciousness or in other word, fainting. Fainting is also known as syncope (sin-kuh-pee). It involves losing of consciousness for a short period of time. Well, there are some who would consider [...]

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Red Wine for Dinner Best for Those with Type 2 Diabetes [STUDY]

Red wine is known to its many health benefits. According to the researchers from Oregon State’s College of Agricultural Studies, red wine can actually help losing weight, according to Medical Daily. Aside from that, it is also discovered that red wine can actually help people with type 2 diabetes. A study conducted two years ago that was published in Annals of Internal Medicine by the researchers coming from the Ben-Gurion University said that red wine improved cardiac health through moderately [...]

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Ebola Virus’ Persistence On Victims Raise Questions

The dreaded Ebola virus can still hibernate in its victim’s eyes, testicles and breast even after a long period of being removed from the bloodstream. This new discovery raises a serious question whether the disease will ever be beaten. University of Britain lecturer on virology and Ebola expert Ben Neuman said in a statement, “Over the past few years there has been mounting evidence of mental and physical health problems in Ebola survivors that can last for years after the [...]

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World’s Oldest Living Person’s Secret To Reaching 116 Is Bacon

The world’s oldest living person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, have one intriguing secret in keeping up with her longevity. According to Jones, she consumes a serving of bacon every day and that has helped her stay healthy throughout her long years. Jones, who hails from Brooklyn, New York, turned 116 on July 6. On the same month as her birthday, she was crowned by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person. Jones succeeded Jeralean Talley from Michigan as the [...]

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US Hospitals Support Breastfeeding; CDC Says, Not Enough!

Recent report from CDC or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that U.S. continuously supports the breastfeeding to hospitals since year 2007. However, CDC said that it is not yet enough. It should be improved and increased to achieve healthier children nationwide. It is also reported that there are hospitals in U.S. that are actually using the so called, ‘Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding’. This is considered as the global standard and requirement in every hospital to support [...]

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Heart Valve Implants Potential Problems [Revealed]

Recently, doctors have discovered that there are numbers of potential problems in heart implants. One issue is the improper opening and closing of wound that could lead to high risk of stroke. Eventhough this certain problem is usual, many experts said there are cases left unknown, and such practice should be changed now. However, the federal health officials said that valves are still safe as of this moment. However, this is disturbing to those people who have undergone bioprosthetic aortic valves, [...]

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