Month: July 2021

What to Know About Mental Health if You’re LGBTQ

[ad_1] If you’re LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or nonbinary, or queer — your gender and sexuality can affect your mental health and wellness. There are external things that might affect you more than a straight, cisgender person (someone whose biological sex aligns with their gender identity). In general, LGBTQ people can be at …

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World Trade Center responders with the greatest exposure to toxic dust have a higher likelihood of liver disease, study finds — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Mount Sinai researchers have found evidence for the first time that World Trade Center responders had a higher likelihood of developing liver disease if they arrived at the site right after the attacks as opposed to working at Ground Zero later in the rescue and recovery efforts. Their study links the increase in liver …

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Severe Opioid Overdoses Rose by Nearly a Third During Pandemic

[ad_1] By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Opioid overdose-related visits to U.S. emergency departments rose by nearly one-third during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. That’s the key finding in a new analysis of data from 25 emergency departments in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “COVID-19, and …

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Biden Reverses Trump Policy Limiting U.S. Nursing Home Fines

[ad_1] FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The Biden administration has reversed a Trump policy that limited the size of fines that U.S. nursing homes could be slapped with for violating safety standards. The Trump policy was adopted in 2017 and prevented the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from …

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Hydrogel Shows Promise for Safer Delivery of Cancer Drugs

[ad_1] July 30, 2021 — Since the conception of anti-cancer drugs, they have been produced from plants, animals, and microorganisms. But these biological sources for the drugs often easily break down before reaching their targets. To stop that deterioration, and to prevent side effects, scientists have searched for more effective way to deliver …

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Fruit compound may have potential to prevent and treat Parkinson’s disease — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the compound farnesol, found naturally in herbs, and berries and other fruits, prevents and reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson’s disease in mouse studies. The compound, used in flavorings and perfume-making, can prevent the loss of neurons that produce dopamine in the brains …

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