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Latest stories on health and diseases from The Talking Democrat

Stress increases risk of cardiovascular disease by more than 60%

According to a new Swedish study, people exposed to psychological trauma or stressful events have a higher…

Organs in the Wrong Place

Woman Lived 99 Years with Organs in the Wrong Place

Her longevity is a miracle and her case exceptional: Rose Marie Bentley, who died at 99 years…

Deleting Facebook might make you happier but less informed

According to a US study, disconnecting from Facebook for a month would make people happier, less present online and…

Pollution kills more people than previously thought

Air pollution and fine particles would cause 800,000 premature deaths each year in Europe, but also 9 million worldwide…

80% of HIV infections in the United States are caused by people who are unaware that they are HIV-positive

80% of HIV infections in the United States are caused by people who are unaware that they are HIV-positive,…

Fake and contaminated drugs kill more 250,000 children worldwide every year

A pandemic of “fake drugs” would be responsible each year for the death of more than 250,000 children. A…

Hearing Loss Headphones

WHO calls for the regulation of smartphone volume

Smartphone audio has gotten better and louder over the years. While that may sound good — pun…

Kids Watching TV

Too much television time would increase the risk of childhood obesity

Standing in front of the television would be one of the most risky sedentary behaviors, according to…

Risks of Cancer

Young people today suffer from more obesity-related cancers than their older counterparts

Obesity-related cancers, typically seen in older adults, are becoming more prevalent among young people in the United…

Health authorities looking into a possible link between opioids and a strange birth defect

US Health authorities are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a terrible birth defect. Babies born with…

quinoa

Is quinoa really a superfood?

Quinoa, a plant from South America, has recently become a hit in the food industry and is…

Short nights of sleep increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases

A new study has added short nights to the list of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Insufficient or poor…

An unstable income increase the risk of a heart attack

According to US researchers, the stress of an unstable income would have negative effects on heart health for both…

Pollution increases the risk of miscarriages

A study evaluated the impact of air pollution on the unborn child. In case of pollution, pregnant women should…

New ebola-like virus discovered in China

This is a rather disturbing news coming from China: researchers have identified a new filovirus called Měnglà, from the…

Overweight Stomach Implant

Researchers have created a stomach implant to fight against obesity

To fight against overweight, American researchers have imagined an implant positioned in the stomach. It stimulates the…