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COPD diagnosis: Which tests do doctors use and how are they done?

Symptoms of COPD, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and fatigue, can be similar to the signs of other lung conditions. COPD often gets progressively worse over time. Getting an accurate and early diagnosis allows doctors to develop an effective treatment plan that can help slow the progression of a person’s disease. Doctors begin diagnosing

Preeclampsia: We can do more

Each year, more than 10,000 pregnant women in Australia suffer from preeclampsia and 30,000 die from it on a global level. The condition, characterized by high blood pressure, can be fatal and have long-term health effects for both mothers and babies. It causes the death of 780 babies each day. These numbers, according to Dean

Do You Know Your ‘Body Time’?

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 — No matter what your watch says, your body may be on a whole other schedule. Now, scientists say they’ve created a blood test that pinpoints the timing of your own internal clock. The TimeSignature test evaluates dozens of genes to reveal an individual’s “circadian rhythm” — the crests and troughs

Things men secretly do but would never admit

Do you act one way in public and another in private? Whether you think your answer is yes or no, here’s the truth: we all behave differently in private than we do behind closed doors. In a study published by scientists at Newcastle University School of Psychology, researchers found that even hanging up posters with

Do persistent babies make for successful adults?

If you parent a child, teach a child, or heck, even know a child, chances are you’ve heard that grit will make that young person a happier and more successful adult. Grit, the combination of pluck and perseverance has become the theme of articles and books, and is instilled just as much as it’s gained

Rosy cheeks: Causes and what to do

Rosy cheeks occur as a result of blood vessels widening near the surface of the skin. In many cases, the body will react like this for benign reasons, such as trying to warm the skin up in cold conditions. However, rosy cheeks can sometimes signify a more severe condition. It is important for a person

Do you perceive smells that aren’t there?

Phantom odor perception (POP) describes the experience of smelling something — perhaps burning hair or an ashtray — that is not there. This experience is well documented, but very little specific research has been carried out. Scientists of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) recently

Why do women get more migraines?

Research published today reveals a potential mechanism for migraine causation which could explain why women get more migraines than men. The study, in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, suggests that sex hormones affect cells around the trigeminal nerve and connected blood vessels in the head, with estrogens—at their highest levels in women of reproductive age—being particularly

Bleeding mole: Causes and what to do

It is common for adults to have between 10 and 40 moles. People with lighter skin tend to have more moles than those with darker skin. Moles can change as a person ages. Some will become darker or lighter, and many moles grow. They can appear anywhere on the skin, from the scalp to the

Warm handoffs do not improve attendance at behavioral health intake appointments

In programs that integrate behavioral health services into primary care, “warm handoffs,” in which primary care clinicians introduce patients to behavioral health professionals, are commonly used. Researchers at Boston Medical Center have found that warm handoffs are not associated with improved attendance at behavioral health intake appointments. It has been theorized that warm handoffs could

What To Do If You Have An Oily Scalp

Greasy hair, don’t care? Yeah, right. If you have an oily scalp, you know frustrating it can be to have hair that feels clean one minute and dirty the next. So what exactly causes all that oil? “The reason hair gets oily is because sebaceous glands in your scalp produce excess sebum, which travels down

Do Laser Treatments For Weight Loss Actually Work?

With every passing year, it seems there are more promising fat removal options than ever. If you’re looking for a quick fix, these treatments swear that they’ll suck, tuck, or freeze fat off of your body in a snap. And that all sounds great—in theory. The latest high-tech weight-loss tool promising to make losing fat

How do business partner data breaches affect your practice?

(HealthDay)—Data breaches affecting health care systems or their partners need to be addressed quickly, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Noting that every successful breach against a health care system constitutes a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violation, which must be reported, the authors discuss the importance of keeping an eye on