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Sleep Deprivation Boosts Anticipatory Anxiety

Sleep Deprivation Boosts Anticipatory Anxiety

If you find you are especially anxious, nervous, and flustered following a rough night’s sleep, you are not imagining the symptoms. Sleep deprivation can incite a stress disorder, according to new research. Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil and apprehension, often accompanied by nervous behavior, somatic complaints, and rumination. Somatic symptoms include an… Read more »

National HIV Testing Day

HIV testing, AIDS,

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus – a slowly replicating retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a progressive failure of the immune system which allows life-threatening opportunistic infections to thrive. Infection with HIV occurs through the transfer of body fluids like blood, semen, and vaginal fluid. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present… Read more »

Sarah Murnaghan Struggles After Breathing Tube Was Removed [Video]

Sarah Murnaghan Struggles After Breathing Tube Was Removed, Needed To Be Replaced

Sarah Murnaghan, the Philadelphia girl who underwent a lung transplant this month after a court battle, struggled after a breathing tube was removed Wednesday, so doctors “sedated and re-intubated” the girl according to CNN. Murnaghan has cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that formerly killed most patients in childhood. Modern medical techniques like transplants have shifted… Read more »

Yaritza Oliva: Tears Of Blood Stump Doctors [Video]

Yaritza Oliva Tears

Yaritza Oliva’s tears of blood have stumped doctors. The 20-year-old Chilean woman began crying tears of blood at the beginning of June. Several suspected causes have been ruled out including an infection or inflammation of the eye. Doctors suspect that Oliva may be suffering from a very rare condition called haemolacria. Little is known about… Read more »

More Children Are Being Hospitalized With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD refers to a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine.

The Journal of Investigative Medicine reports an upward occurrence of children in the US being hospitalized for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD refers to a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. IBD is often confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a troublesome but much less serious condition. The two major types… Read more »

Tamoxifen Cheap In The UK: Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Provided By NHS

Tamoxifen Cheap In The UK: Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Provided By NHS

Tamoxifen will be cheap in the UK when the breast cancer prevention drug is made available to at-risk British women by the NHS. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, breast cancer studies have tamoxifen usage should be increased because it saves lives. Research has shown a consistent, prolonged course of endocrine-therapeutic drugs, for women whose… Read more »

Link Between Circadian Rhythms And Aging

SIRT1, circadian clock, circadian rhythms,

Cambridge, MA – An internal circadian clock is a biochemical mechanism which coordinates with a day-night cycle over a 24-hour period, managing circadian rhythms associated with sleep and waking. This process is directed by the circadian control center of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) located in the hypothalamus. Most organisms require some type… Read more »

Unlike You, Most Physicians Don’t Want Emergency Treatment

Physicians Overwhelmingly Reject Special Emergency Treatment Options

A study spanning decades of data and questions from many physicians and patients has revealed a surprising trend: Your medical doctor is less likely to want emergency care than you are. Just imagine: You’re in the final weeks or days of your life. Whether it’s a terminal illness, a terrible accident, or an old body… Read more »

Minority Children Less Likely To Be Diagnosed, Treated For ADHD

Black and Hispanic children less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

New research shows that minority children are significantly less likely than white children to be diagnosed with or treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In a study published online on June 24 and in the July print issue of Pediatrics, researchers followed more than 17,000 kindergarten to eighth grade students, and regularly asked their parents if… Read more »

Bubonic Plague In New Mexico Has Officials Warning Of Black Death

Bubonic Plague In New Mexico Has Officials Warning Of Black Death

Bubonic plague has been spotted in New Mexico. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Bubonic plague has been spotted throughout the United States in recent years. One woman in Oregon contracted the bubonic plague after trying to help a cat choking on a rat. A girl in Colorado got the bubonic plague from a… Read more »

Withings Pulse Announces $99 Pre-Orders For Wearable Fitness Tracker

Withings Pulse

The Withings Pulse is now available for pre-order and nearly ready to take on other wearable fitness trackers from the likes of Fitbit and Jawbone. First debuted at CES 2013, the $99 tracker adds to the company’s growing number of smart scales and body analyzers that began debuting in 2009. The move puts Withings in… Read more »

Varenicline: Depression, Suicide, And Chantix Linked In New Zealand Study

varenicline depression

Varenicline, depression, and suicide have been linked again in a report from New Zealand about the Pfizer anti-smoking drug sold as Chantix in the United States. The same drug is called Champix in New Zealand. New Zealand’s 3 News reported Thursday that they had received a copy of a government study under that country’s Official… Read more »

Beef Recalled Over E. Coli Concerns

National Beef recall E. coli O157:H7

Upwards of 22,737 pounds of beef products are being recalled due to a potential presence of harmful E. coli bacteria, specifically E. coli O157:H7, according to an earlier report made by The Inquisitr. Escherichia coli (abbreviated E. coli) is a bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Pathogenic strains of… Read more »

Obesity A Disease According To The AMA

Obesity A Disease

Obesity is a disease according to the American Medical Association. The official designation was announced during the AMA’s annual conference in Chicago. Association members hope the designation will facilitate treatment of obesity related conditions, including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. As reported by The New York Times, Dr. Patrice Harris applauds the decision. She… Read more »

Is Mouthwash Really Beneficial To Oral Health

proper oral health, brushing and flossing, effectiveness of mouthwash

Many people use mouthwash as an integral part of their oral hygiene regime – sold on the marketed concept that the minty concoction can effectively kill germs and slake halitosis, perhaps even more so than brushing the way some ads read. Mouthwash is marketed as a highly effective product for warding off harmful bacteria responsible… Read more »

Scientists May Have Discovered How To Stop The Spread Of Cancer

Scientists may have discovered how cancer spreads

A team at the University College London may have discovered how cancer spreads. The University College London have been running experiments with the use of frog and zebra fish embryos in order to try and track how exactly cancer spread in hopes that they may be able to stop the dieses in its tracks. There… Read more »

Bullying Between Siblings Often Dismissed

bullying, sibling rivalry

Bullying exists between siblings but is often casually dismissed as rivalry. However, research out of the University of New Hampshire warns parents that such abuse should not be ignored as it could stem from a mental health issue or potentially cause one. Sibling bonds are complicated and influenced by factors of birth order, age gap,… Read more »