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Friday, February 22, 2019

Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine
Crosswords and Sudoku May Not Stop Mental Decline

Crosswords and Sudoku May Not Stop Mental Decline

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health)  Mental engagement through problem-solving games like crossword puzzles, sudoku and brain teasers may not offset cognitive losses due to age-related dementia,...
A worker removes a scorpion from a plastic container for venom extraction to produce homeopathic medicine Vidatox at LABIOFAM in Cienfuegos

Worth The Sting: Cuba’s Scorpion Pain Remedy

By Rodrigo Gutierrez and Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters)  Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion...
A paramedic checks the blood sugar level of a patient at SS Diabetes Care clinic in Jakarta

Many Diabetics Needlessly Test Blood Sugar at Home

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  One in seven people with type 2 diabetes may be needlessly testing their blood sugar at home several times a day,...
Study finds chronic fatigue clues in overactive immune response

Study Finds Chronic Fatigue Clues in Overactive Immune Response

By Health and Science Correspondent Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) Scientists exploring what may trigger a complex disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have found...
Dementia risk increased in female vets with brain injury, PTSD

Dementia Risk Increased in Female Vets with Brain Injury, PTSD

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health)  Female military veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are more likely to develop dementia later in life...
Inflammatory bowel disease tied to heart attack risk

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Heart Attack Risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  People with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be up to 12 times more likely to have...
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