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New light shed on damaging impact of infrared and visible rays on skin

The damage visible and infrared light can do to our skin has been revealed for the first time in new research by scientists at Newcastle University, UK.

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Multimorbidity leads to general practitioners suffering burnout

There is a difference between seeing a patient with a catalogue of two or more serious chronic diseases and a healthy patient who just needs a prescription to treat a case of cystitis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More autonomy at work reduces the risk of low back pain

A team of psychologists from Technische Universität Dresden, in cooperation with experts from health sciences and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Dopamine fasting may not be as crazy as it sounds

Silicon Valley's newest fad is dopamine fasting, or temporarily abstaining from "addictive" activities such as social media, music, internet gaming—even food.

Oncology & Cancer

Can a second opinion make a difference?

Your doctor may be the smartest, most compassionate, thoughtful person in the world—a leading specialist or someone you've trusted for years. But you shouldn't let that stop you from getting a second opinion.

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Practical tips for a healthier winter

Many people dread the dark days of winter. Having to spend time indoors can bring on the blues, and close quarters can increase the risk of catching a cold or flu. Dr. Brent Bauer, a Mayo Clinic internal medicine specialist, ...

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'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

Electronic cigarettes are harmful both to users and bystanders exposed to the fumes, the World Health Organization says in a report warning they can damage growing foetuses and impact teenagers' brains.

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Unusual study details woes among veterans of foster care

Americans who have spent time in foster care are far more likely than other adults to lack a college degree, health insurance and a stable health care provider, according to a new federal analysis that is unprecedented in ...

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Can social media be good for your health?

Combine the vast power and reach of social media, the unlimited resources of websites and apps, and the unquenchable thirst for health information and motivation. The result is a powerful tool for researchers, health care ...

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Blood tests can predict timing of final menstrual period

Blood tests could replace menstrual periods as a gauge for when a women is nearing menopause, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A roadmap for adding ivermectin to the malaria toolbox

A group of experts led by Regina Rabinovich and Carlos Chaccour from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has published a roadmap to evaluate—and subsequently implement—ivermectin as a complementary vector ...