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    1. Is Dying at Home Overrated?

      Is Dying at Home Overrated?

      “If time were short, where would you want to be?”

      As a palliative care physician, I regularly ask my patients, or their family members, where they want to die. The specific language I use depends on what they know, what they want to know and how they process information, but the basic premise is the same. Having asked this of hundreds of patients, I have come to expect most will tell me that they want to be at home.

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    2. Cases of Lung Injury Tied to Vaping Keep Rising

      Cases of Lung Injury Tied to Vaping Keep Rising

      hance Ammirata was a vaper for almost two years. But three weeks ago, the 18-year-old began to have trouble breathing.

      "I would say my chest felt like it was collapsing and tightening up, and I couldn't breathe," he told CBS News. After going to the emergency room, doctors told him his right lung had a hole in it and they would have to put a chest tube in immediately. Two days later, a surgeon repaired the hole.

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    3. Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's

      Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's

      If you often find yourself dosing off during the day, new research suggests it might be an early warning sign that you have Alzheimer's disease.

      Areas of the brain that keep you awake during the day are damaged in the early stages of the memory-robbing disease, which is why people with Alzheimer's may nap excessively long before they start to struggle with forgetting things, the study authors said.

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    4. Devices Continue to Gain Traction As Opioid Epidemic Rages On

      Devices Continue to Gain Traction As Opioid Epidemic Rages On

      Stimwave Technologies has a nod from FDA and CE mark for its Freedom SCS System, which can be used to treat chronic back pain. However, the company is continuing to gain traction with strong preliminary results for its Tsunami clinical trial. The results come at a time when the State of Oklahoma has a multi-billion case against Johnson & Johnson over the impact of the opioid crisis.

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    5. 5 Most Incredible Medical Benefits Of CBD

      5 Most Incredible Medical Benefits Of CBD

      Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has been used in holistic medicine for thousands of years. It is one of the 104 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant along with THC, which is the most well-known one.

      Unlike THC, which has psychoactive effects, CBD is not psychoactive and does not cause the famous “high” sensation. It does, however, have numerous health benefits.

      As CBD is getting legalized in more and more countries around the world, the stigma surrounding it and the cannabis plant is slowly lifting. Here are some of the most incredible medical benefits of cannabidiol for those who decide to use it.

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    6. Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefits

      Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefits

      People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of workouts and waistlines. The findings help shed light on the vexing issue of why some people shed considerable weight with exercise and others almost none, and the study adds to the growing body of science suggesting that the timing of various activities, including exercise, could affect how those activities affect us.

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    7. Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment

      Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment

      The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes.

      That means that environmental causes are responsible for just 20% of the risk.

      The findings could open new doors to research into the genetic causes of autism, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says affects 1 in every 59 U.S. children.

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    8. Ghost disease: A first-hand, disturbing account of delirium after surgery

      Ghost disease: A first-hand, disturbing account of delirium after surgery

      It is a ghost disease. More than 2 million Americans are haunted every year by postoperative delirium, a strange, creeping state of confusion that the medical profession admits it can neither understand nor cure. It is a problem that affects the brain, divorces its victims from reality and plunges them into a state of derangement — and few doctors can tell them why. Indeed, physicians usually cannot even see the symptoms of this disease until the patient already is in its grip.

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    9. The global long term care market size is expected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2026

      The global long term care market size is expected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2026

      The global long term care market size is expected to reach USD 1.7 billionby 2026., exhibiting a 7.5% CAGR during the forecast period. The market is expected to grow primarily owing to rising prevalence of target diseases, especially Alzheimer's and other dementias, among the aging population. In addition to this, increasing awareness about different long term care (LTC) facilities and the increasing medical coverage for home healthcare are likely to benefit market growth.

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    10. California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

      California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

      The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.

      For the past year, California state and county mental health officials, along with patient representatives, have met regularly with Mindstrong and another company, 7 Cups, to test smartphoneapps for people receiving care through the state’s public mental health system. Officials from 13 counties and two cities are involved, and the apps are already available to the public.

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    11. Hormones Can Cause Belly Fat - Here's What You Can Do to Lose It, According to 2 Experts

      Hormones Can Cause Belly Fat - Here's What You Can Do to Lose It, According to 2 Experts

      "ove handles, belly fat, "thunder thighs" are key "problem areas" for women mostly, but men struggle with them too.  As you get older your metabolism slows down and your genetics start to greatly influence changes in your body and abilities.  If you're not eating a balanced diet and exercising you're in for a rude awakening but don't fear there's ideas of things you can do to stop this. 

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