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Americans are now more stressed: survey

Americans are now more stressed: survey

People in the United States are now more stressed than they used to be a decade ago, a fresh survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) revealed.

In a poll conducted by APA, Americans not only reported anxiety and stress around their personal life issues like work and money but also cited politics as a serious stress-causing factor in their lives.

Survival rates improve for preterm infants

Survival rates improve for preterm infants

Survival rates for extremely preterm infants, babies who born between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, have slightly improved from a decade ago, according to a new research.

Postpartum depression may affect men too: researchers say

Postpartum depression may affect men too: researchers say

Women are not the only group that can suffer postpartum depression as a new study has revealed that even fathers-to-be can also face a significant risk of developing this condition.

While the stigma around postpartum depression is fading away and many new mothers are openly discussing their condition and are reaching out for help; few know that this disorder also affects new fathers.

Small percentage of patients found responsible for spreading lethal Ebola epidemic

Small percentage of patients found responsible for spreading lethal Ebola epidemic

A small percentage of so-called “superspreaders” was likely responsible for spreading the lethal Ebola epidemic that left thousands of people dead in West Africa, according to a new study.

A team of experts from New Jersey’s Princeton University and the Oregon State University estimated that merely 3 per cent of people infected with the Ebola virus were the source for more than 61 per cent of all cases of the deadly disease in Western African countries.

Study links heavy snowfall to higher heart attack risk for men

Study links heavy snowfall to higher heart attack risk for men

A fresh Canadian study has suggested that men may be at a notably higher risk of suffering a fatal heart attack following a heavy snowstorm.

Researchers from the University of Montreal found in the study that compared with periods without snow, men were 16 per cent more probable to suffer a heart attack and 34 per cent more probable to die from a heart attack after a storm dropped at least 8 inches of snow.

High price may keep deflazacort drug out of several patients’ reach

High price may keep deflazacort drug out of several patients’ reach

A drug recently approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to treat a rare form of muscular dystrophy may be out of reach of many patients due to its hefty price.
Marathon Pharmaceuticals will sell the FDA-approved deflazacort drug under the brand name Emflaza for nearly $89,000 for a year’s worth of treatment. The figure represents 70 times higher price for the drug than what it costs outside the United States.

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