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Government must stress prevention in dementia strategy: experts

Photo: Depositphotos.com A group of 67 prominent health professionals has sent an open letter to the government urging ministers to do everything possible to prevent dementia. The letter published in the NRC states that all plans to combat the "explosive" growth of dementia pay little attention to prevention. There is broad consensus that a serious attempt to combat dementia will …

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Osteoporosis affects not only women, but the entire Indian population – Technology News, Firstpost

Binita Priyambada 21. October 2019 12:04:47 IST Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass associated with a slow deterioration of bone tissue. The condition leads to increased bone fragility and thus increases the susceptibility of a person to fractures. Although the exact figures are not known based on available data and clinical experience, it is estimated that more than 200 …

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Transmission of dengue fever is decreasing | Elf Media Group Co., Ltd.

According to the Ministry of Health and Sport, cases of high-dengue fever have decreased every two years from 2015 to 2018. By 21 September this year, 2,464 dengue cases and 24 dengue-related deaths have been reported in Yangon. Dr. Nay Yi Yi Lin, Project Director of the Dengue Prevention and Control Project, said, "Kachin, Ayeywady and Yangon have the highest …

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Osteoarthritis can play a role in social isolation

As older adults become socially isolated, their health and well-being may suffer. Now, a new study suggests a link between social isolation and arthritis, a condition that causes joint pain and restricts a person's ability to move. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society . Arthritis patients often have other health problems that increase their …

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4 Ways to Talk to a Vaccine Skeptic

Your neighbor tells you about his new baby. He's nervous about vaccinations and is considering postponing Lucy's vaccinations. Your mother's group is chatting about vaccinations. A mother tells the group that Jimmy is not vaccinated and instead uses the immune-boosting diet. According to a Facebook parent group, we should not trust drug companies because they cover up studies showing that …

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Inhaler formulations may worsen asthma control in children

Scott G. Bickel NEW ORLEANS – Switching inhaler types due to changes in the insurance formula may lead to decreased lung function in children with asthma, according to the CHEST annual meeting. "Changes in insurance formulas were a major reason why many of our otherwise stable asthma children were switched from one long-term controller to another. Anecdotally, these changes are …

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Cystic fibrosis suffers from getting cheaper medicines

More than 1,400 Australians with cystic fibrosis can buy drugs at significantly lower cost after Health Secretary Greg Hunt has included the Symdeco drug in the Pharmaceutical Performance System kicking and screaming "to make this new listing." "Although it's better late Bowen said in a statement on Sunday that the seven-month wait that cystic fibrosis patients have experienced is deeply …

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Five ways to deal with head lice and nits Life and style

Acting Fast "People do not treat an infestation at an earliest opportunity," says Ian Burgess, director of Cambridge's Medical Entomology Center, whose research is cited in the Nice guidelines for this ongoing problem. "We often find people with hundreds and sometimes thousands of lice," he says. Dee Wright, owner of The Hairforce, a chain of self-proclaimed "lice assassins," says, "If …

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Preliminary medical marijuana research shows that opioid is promising

ORLANDO, Florida – Medical marijuana shows early promise to reduce opioid use and potential abuse, and proposes a systematic review of published studies presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY┬« 2019 Annual Meeting. However, much stricter scientific research needs to be done to determine if medical marijuana has really painkilling effects that can relieve chronic pain and outweigh potential risks. The analysis focused …

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