Are Germs Falling From the Sky?

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As if you weren’t worried enough about the germs on surfaces around you, new research suggests that viruses and bacteria are literally dropping down on your head. Scientists report that large numbers of all manner of germs circulate in, and fall from, the Earth’s atmosphere. Not only that,…

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Women Fare Worse Than Men After a Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women tend to have a tougher time recovering from a stroke than men do, though the reasons aren’t completely clear, researchers say. On average, female stroke survivors reported more limitations in their day-to-day activities than male survivors did, according to a review of 22 studies. Female survivors also…

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Picking a New Primary Care Doctor

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There are times in life when you need to pick a new doctor, or primary care provider. A primary care provider is your health gatekeeper, offering wellness visits, evaluating problems and suggesting specialists when necessary. There are different types of providers to choose from, such as internists; family…

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Women Who Are Most at Risk of Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stroke affects more women than men in the United States. And a new study pinpoints stroke risk factors unique to females. “Many people don’t realize that women suffer stroke more frequently than men, and mortality is much higher among women,” said Dr. Kathryn Rexrode, the study’s corresponding author.…

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