Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Do you know someone who has dementia?

Dementia is not a specific disease, but a syndrome, a group of symptoms, that according to the National Institute on Aging cause "the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering and reasoning—and behavioral abilities ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Bystander effect' and sexual assault: What the research says

Sexual assault, pushed into public conversation by the #MeToo movement, once again dominates the U.S. news cycle. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces allegations that he sexual assaulted professor Christine Blasey ...

Ophthalmology

Don't turn a blind eye to vision problems

(HealthDay)—Your eyes are subject to a wide variety of health conditions, from minor annoyances to serious chronic diseases and even cancer.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Never ignore depression

(HealthDay)—Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren't getting the help they need, sometimes because they don't know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed because of the stigma that can ...

Pediatrics

Many parents miss speech disorders in young kids

(HealthDay)—Many parents don't recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don't know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds.

Oncology & Cancer

Five things everyone should know about breast cancer

In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 250,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, with more than 40,000 deaths. But progress in treatment and early detection has led to improved ...

Health

Embezzlement widespread in medical practices

(HealthDay)—Embezzlement is widespread among medical practices, and knowing the warning signs is helpful for preventing it, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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