Tag: health problems

Death, refugees, damage- Syria’s crisis in figures

Death, refugees, damage- Syria’s crisis in figures

Mar 12, – Key figures follow on the conflict that began with peaceful protests for reform but escalated into an all-out civil war drawing foreign jihadists after a brutal crackdown on dissent. Syria’s war has killed more than 210,000 people, uprooted half the population and left the country in ruins since erupting four years ago. […]

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Contact lens misuse becomes an eyesore in UAE

Contact lens misuse becomes an eyesore in UAE

Nov 13, – Health problems associated with the use of contact lenses are at the top of the list of eye injuries suffered by university and high school students in the country, according to ophthalmologists. “This is as a result of the improper use of contact lenses, lack of health awareness and violation of medical […]

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Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Nov 12, – A simple urine test can help identify kids with type 1 diabetes who are at risk for heart and kidney disease and would benefit from early treatment to prevent these serious health problems, a new study suggests. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of young people with type 1 diabetes […]

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Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders

Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders

Nov 10, – Some first responders who toiled at the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are now showing signs of early kidney damage, a preliminary study finds. Experts said it’s the first time evidence of kidney trouble has been found in 9/11 first responders, and more study is needed before […]

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Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Nov 07, – Chronic stress influences gene activity in immune cells which are primed to fight an infection or trauma that does not actually exist, leading to an overabundance of the inflammation that is linked to many health problems, reports Science Daily. Repeated stress triggers the sympathetic nervous system, commonly known as the fight-or-flight response, […]

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Child’s Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Child’s Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Sep 21, – Parenting a chronically ill child can cause stress that affects the whole family. That’s the finding of researchers who reviewed 96 studies conducted in 12 countries between 1980 and 2012. The studies included families in which there were children up to age 21 with asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, juvenile rheumatoid […]

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Study Finds: Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women

Study Finds: Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women

June 8, AP – “Inflammation is a well-known predictor of cardiovascular health,” lead author Aric Prather, a clinical health psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, said in a university news release. Poor sleep appears to contribute to the progression of heart disease in women by raising their inflammation […]

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