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8 effects of psoriatic arthritis on the body

Psoriatic arthritis or PsA is a type of arthritis that affects up to 30 percent of people who have the skin condition psoriasis. Here, we explore the many effects of PsA on the body, including on a person’s vision, digestion, breathing, and movement. We also discuss treatment options for the condition. 1. Effects on the […]

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Turf burn: Treatment, prevention, and pictures

In some ways, turf may be safer than grass. For example, it provides more cushioning than grass during winter. However, turf burn is a significant downside of playing on this surface. A fall onto the turf is likely to result in injury. Sports that people commonly play on turf include football, soccer, lacrosse, and field […]

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Kylie-Jenner obsessive had fillers SPILL OUT of his lips

Kylie-Jenner obsessive had so much filler pumped into his thin lips it BURST OUT: 24-year-old has spent £14,000 in his quest for the perfect pout despite fears his mouth may ‘fall off or explode’ James Holt was always self conscious of his lips and first had fillers at just 16 His lips have rejected the […]

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Young women are lacking vital nutrients because of trendy diets

Revealed: Young women are lacking vital nutrients such as potassium and copper because of trendy diets Women in 20s and 30s in particular are deficient in iron, calcium and iodine Researchers blame fad ‘exclusion’ diets in which entire food groups are cut Experts worry diet crazes leave followers neurotic and confused about food Increasing numbers […]

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Please stop merchandising mental illness

I was seeing a guy from London, and he told me Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald were his favorite couple. He was charming, exciting and "got" me. His choice sounded so romantic, so like him. The 1986 movie “Betty Blue” turned men on to a concept of women with mental illness as impossibly chic. I lay […]

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Is this latest chiropractic trend actually effective?

It's a frightening scene straight out of Game of Thrones: a row of people, including me, strapped down to benches with foam bricks placed under our spines and heavy weights dangling from leather masks over our faces, pulling our necks backward. It’s a treatment for 21st-century afflictions: textneck, iHump, tablet stoop and computer hunch. As […]

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FDA: whey powder behind recent Salmonella-linked recalls

(HealthDay)—Ritz and Goldfish crackers, Swiss Rolls—they’ve all been tied to possible Salmonella contamination through a common ingredient, dry whey powder, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “There are no confirmed illnesses related to these products,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., stressed in an agency news release. “But we know these products are consumed […]

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Big data and predictive analytics pull in smokers for lung screening

Early detection is key in preventing severe problems associated with lung cancer. In fact, when using low-dose computed tomography imaging, more than 80 percent of lung cancers have a chance to be cured when detected at an early stage, according to Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, an American College of Radiology Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center. Virginia-based […]

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HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum: What to expect

Digital data has become the lifeblood of healthcare, touching every facet of the delivery system and informing – sometimes transforming – the way clinical decisions are made and operational strategies are developed and deployed. And, as anyone who is a healthcare decision-maker knows all too well, there's more data than ever before – structured, unstructured, […]