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Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey

Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — While money problems sometimes strain a marriage, the opposite may also hold true: More than one-quarter of married Americans polled in a recent survey said the current recession has strengthened their union. Effect of … Read more

Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — Trauma centers may not give the same high-quality care to severely injured elderly patients as they provide to younger patients, according to a new study. Few facilities were rated as providing high-quality care for … Read more

Warfarin Use May Raise Risk of Death From Traumatic Injuries

Warfarin Use May Raise Risk of Death From Traumatic Injuries

MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) — New research shows that the risk of dying after suffering a traumatic injury is much higher for people taking warfarin, the most commonly used blood thinner in America. Researchers found chances almost doubled; say … Read more

Actinomycosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Actinomycosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Actinomycosis is an infection caused by a bacterium called Actinomyces israelii (A. israelii). Actinomycosis (also known as Rivalta disease, big jaw, clams, lumpy jaw or wooden tongue) is an infection, commonly of the face and neck, that produces abscesses (collections … Read more

Memory Loss: 5 common causes

Memory Loss: 5 common causes

Memory loss may begin innocently by forgetting your house keys or being unable to remember someone’s name. Fortunately, memory loss is not inevitable and can be circumvented by taking preventive measures. The first step is in identifying the possible causes … Read more