High blood pressure symptoms: Change in breathing could be sign of a hypertensive crisis

High blood pressure doesn’t usually show any symptoms, so having it regularly checked is very important. Blood pressure can be measured by your GP or at a local pharmacist, and blood pressure monitors are also available to buy to have at home. It’s important to find out if you have high blood pressure, because serious, and sometimes life-threatening, complications can […]

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Life’s pretty good. Yes, really

It can be easy to fall into the trap of seeing the world through a shroud. And, in doing so, become blind to the truths hiding in plain sight. As an Age report reveals, the health of Australians is profoundly better now than at any time in the nation’s history. However, the incremental nature of the changes in wellbeing means […]

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Woman’s blood turns BLUE because of common numbing cream

Woman’s blood turns BLUE after she uses almost an entire bottle of an over-the-counter numbing cream to treat her toothache She had an adverse reaction to a topical pain reliever filled with benzocaine Used almost entire bottle for toothache but woke up with skin with blueish tinge  She developed disorder that sees blood struggle to pump oxygen around body  A […]

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Andy Murray health: ‘I was in pain all of the time’ tennis star on 10-year health battle

Andy Murray, 32, in many ways, restored hope in British tennis. His long list of achievements include winning the prestigious Grand Slam tournament and winning two Olympic gold medals. The road to victory did come at a price, however. Murray had been grappling with an ongoing hip problem, which proved too much bear. Speaking to the Express.co.uk, the grand-slam winner […]

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Mayo Clinic CIO: 'This artificial intelligence stuff is real'

SANTA CLARA – Mayo Clinic Chief Information Officer Cris Ross put it plainly during his keynote speech at Health 2.0 this week: “Our systems are not adequately supporting our doctors, in lots and lots of ways.” And he counts his own world-class health system as one of them. Mayo Clinic completed a landmark four-year, 90-hospital, $1.5 billion Epic implementation in […]

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Supportive relationships in childhood leads to longer lives

After years of generalized theories and hypothesis, research has finally pinpointed certain aspects of childhood experience linked to people living longer. Individuals raised in families with higher socioeconomic status were more optimistic in midlife, and in turn, lived longer. Those who experienced more psychosocial stressors, such as parental death, frequent moves and harsh discipline, tended to encounter more stressful life […]

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Alex Trebek Having to Do Chemo Again Is 'Not Uncommon' According to Pancreatic Cancer Organization

Alex Trebek shared the latest update since being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last March, and while the news was disappointing — he told Good Morning America that he has to go back for another round of chemotherapy— the setback is not unusual, according to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “What he’s experiencing is not uncommon,” says Julie Fleshman, […]

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I Didn't Want to Like Vanessa Hudgen's $40 Workout Class, But I Did—And I Might Go Back

This probably isn't a "newsflash" moment, but it needs to be said: Vanessa Hudgens has an incredible body—which isn't terribly surprising given the access to personal trainers, chefs, nutritionists, etc., that most celebs have. (It's definitely easier to achieve your #fitnessgoals if you're surrounded by people who help you do that 24/7.) But back to V-Hug's bod (do people call her that? […]

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Three faces of teen popularity: Being feared, being loved, and being feared and loved: Study identifies distinct types of teen popularity; ‘Machiavellian-like’ teens are the most popular

Adolescents place a lot of emphasis on popularity and they are keenly aware of the difference between being liked and being popular. If forced to choose, many opt for popularity. Popularity, however, has many faces. In prior research, two groups of popular adolescents stand out: those who are aggressive and those who are prosocial. Prosocial popular teens acquire and maintain […]

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