Category Archives: Health

New Study Reveals That Stress Causes People’s Minds to Wander Close to 60% of the Workday

Sleep, purpose and a daily mind training practice are significant contributors to focus and productivity. /CNW/ — People report that their minds wander at work 37% of the time, and stress increases mind-wandering by 2-3 times, according to The Mind at Work study by Potential Project, a global research, leadership development and consulting firm. By Friday, people who feel stressed report that their minds

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Cleaning Out the Medicine Cabinet Keeps Others Safe

(NewsUSA) – Almost everyone has taken medication for something, whether it is as simple as an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever for a headache, an allergy medicine, or an antibiotic to combat an infection. However, with OTC medication in particular, most people rarely use an entire package and often let medication linger in the cabinet until it is past (sometimes long

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Navigating Challenges of Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding OFF Episodes

(BPT) – Living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be hard for the nearly 1 million Americans with the disease[i] and may present unexpected daily challenges. As the disease progresses, a person’s response to medications to treat their PD symptoms can change, leading to the re-emergence or worsening of PD symptoms between doses. These periods are known as OFF episodes and

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Clinical trials lead to better treatments for rare diseases

(BPT) – People living with rare diseases often find themselves with more questions than answers when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms can be unclear, making misdiagnoses common. This is often the case for people living with WHIM syndrome—a rare and difficult-to-diagnose disorder in which the body’s immune system does not function properly. Most people with WHIM syndrome are

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Spring cleaning? Don’t forget your medicine cabinet

(BPT) – With your mind on the changing season, you may be purging closets, vacuuming floors and washing windows — but there’s one crucial area of the house to keep in mind: your medicine cabinet. Every year, unused prescriptions and expired over-the-counter medicines clutter bathrooms, kitchen cupboards and drawers, posing a danger to everyone in your household. Now is a

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FDA Authorizes Marketing of First Device that Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help Detect Potential Signs of Colon Cancer

Medical device aids clinicians in detecting potential irregularities during colon cancer screening and surveillance /PRNewswire/ — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of the GI Genius, the first device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) based on machine learning to assist clinicians in detecting lesions (such as polyps or suspected tumors) in the colon in real time during

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ASPCA® Opens Community Veterinary Center in Brooklyn to Improve Access to Veterinary Care for Underserved Pet Owners

The growing network of ASPCA Community Veterinary Centers will have a meaningful, direct impact on thousands of New York City pets each year /PRNewswire/ — The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the grand opening of the second ASPCA Community Veterinary Center in New York City, located in East New York, Brooklyn. The ASPCA Community Veterinary Center, supported by the Alex

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