Long before Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote his best-selling book on The Power of Positive Thinking, people knew that those who tended to think negatively about life in general, and their own circumstances in particular, were more likely to be sick than cheerful and optimistic individuals. Image Credit: ntkris/Shutterstock.com Background Exceptions occur, of course, but
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One of the most exciting things to look forward to when a new baby is about to be born is the question, will it be a girl or a boy? While many and astonishingly diverse answers have been offered to this query, the use of modern ultrasonography offers an accurate answer from early pregnancy onwards.
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Half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services. Each year, around 100 million are pushed into poverty due to having to pay for necessary healthcare out of their own pockets. Image Credit: ssguy/Shutterstock.com While access to healthcare across the globe has improved since 1990, inequalities in access to healthcare have grown. This
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Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is widely used in foods. It is comprised of two active constituents: acetic acid and polyphenolic compounds. It has become increasingly popular with research that has suggested a beneficial effect on controlling body weight and visceral fat accumulation. There are mainly two ACV vinegar production methods. The first is a surface
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Alphaviruses — mosquito-borne viruses that can trigger brain infections and arthritis — may have met their match. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified two antibodies that protect animals from disease caused by alphaviruses. The antibodies worked for every alphavirus tested, meaning they potentially could form the basis of treatments
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Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD, an internationally recognized expert in how immunity and inflammation contribute to heart failure, has been named director of the Cardiovascular Division in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also will become the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases when his
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What are environmental health hazards? Humans share an interactive relationship with the environment. Biological, physical, chemical, biomechanical, and psychosocial factors in the environment affect humans, who in turn exert an impact on the environment. Potentially, this interactive relationship exposes humans to environmental health hazards. These include any environmental situation or factor that can lead to
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COVID-19 therapies made from antibodies often are given to patients who are at high risk of severe illness and hospitalization. However, there have been nagging questions about whether such antibody therapies retain their effectiveness as worrisome new virus variants arise. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that many, but
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Whether we like it or not, we’re bound to face difficulties and challenges in life. Our life couldn’t be more meaningful if we don’t grow and learn our lessons from these life challenges. However, not everyone is strong enough to withstand the rough patches along the way. Some start to question their self-worth, doubting the
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Most people feel and deal with anxiety at some point in their lives. Maybe they’re bothered about how they perform in their studies or work, they’re anxious about what the future might bring, as well as nervous whenever they’re about to unlock a new chapter or milestone in their lives. This feeling of anxiousness is
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