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Binge-Watching Television Spikes Blood Clot Risk
Couch potatoes, beware. According to a recent study presented at the European Society of Cardiology 2015 Congress (ESC) in London, UK, watching television for longer than five hours each day doubles the likelihood of suffering a fatal pulmonary embolism.
Cold season is officially here and for the next several months many people will be loading up on vitamin C in hopes of keeping the common, but physically draining, illness at bay. However, gorging on oranges is not necessarily the answer to making it through without the sniffles – but extra sleep might be.
New research suggests that cold weather may be an underappreciated hazard for patients with atrial fibrillation.
Children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)/mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) often suffer from significant bouts of depression and potentially suicide ideation, a study in the Journal of Pediatrics determined.
A recent study in the Journal of Pain Research found that placing an electrical stimulation device properly doesn’t necessarily increase the pain threshold for health patients subjected to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). The finding is important because TENS is among many nonpharmacological interventions for pain around which clinical opinion on effectiveness is split.
Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) could be useful for adolescents with anxiety disorders in combination with standard treatment delivered in child and adolescent psychiatric clinics, according to preliminary conclusions from the study.
Even as many as seven years following a stroke, the spouses of stroke survivors experience a reduced health-related quality of life
A study in Postᶒpy adds to the growing evidence of a link between insulin and carbohydrate metabolism in the etiology and severity of acne vulgaris. While the clinical evidence on this connection is still disputed, the majority of recent studies has pointed to a significant connection between the condition and insulin levels.


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