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Latest stories on health and diseases from The Talking Democrat

High-fat diets increase the risk of depression and obsessive behavior

A new study shows that people on a high fat diet are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety…

High blood pressure increases the risk of dementia

Can high blood pressure cause the neurological damage that causes dementia or Alzheimer’s disease after 50 years? This is…

Cannabis use may cause psychotic symptoms in teens

In adolescents, cannabis use precedes the appearance of psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations, feelings of being watched, or the…

One-third of Americans take drugs that can cause depression

One-third of Americans are taking prescription and non-prescription medications that could increase their risk of depression, warns a study…

Erectile dysfunction could be a symptom of cardiac dysfunction

Doctors at Johns Hopkins School in Baltimore, USA, have studied the possible link between erectile dysfunction and heart disease….

Synthetic marijuana may cause strokes

Doctors are sounding the alarm following the case of a prisoner with stroke after consuming synthetic cannabis. This is…

Men who live near airports are at greater risk of developing hypertension

The noise of aircraft would promote the risk of high blood pressure among men living near an airport, but…

A cheap and accurate blood test to predict a premature birth

US and Danish researchers announced Thursday, June 7, 2018 to have developed an inexpensive blood test that can predict…

Polio is making a comeback in Venezuela

A case of polio has been reported in Venezuela, a country facing a severe economic and political crisis, decades…

Prostate Cancer: Smoking Increases the Risk of Death

Patients with prostate cancer should stop smoking to increase their chance of survival. Smoking increases the risk of dying from…

Women who gave birth to 5 or more children are more likely to have a heart attack

Women who have given birth to five or more children are 38% more likely to have a heart attack…

Physical activity reduces the risk of obesity in menopausal women

This new study recalls the importance of physical exercise in older women to combat the genetic predisposition of weight…

Vitamin D increases the probability of getting pregnant

According to recently published research, vitamin D would be effective for fertility and for completing pregnancies. Recognized as effective in…

Chemotherapy is not needed in 70% of cases of breast cancer

According to a new US study, after the tumor has been removed from the breast, chemotherapy would only be…

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Sleep disorders are more common after a stroke

It was already known that sleep disorders could promote the occurrence of a stroke. However, according to a new…

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This woman gives birth to the same baby twice

Joni Reinkemeyer, a 22-year-old American girl, gave birth to her baby twice. At the end of the 19th week,…