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Groundbreaking Research for HIV and AIDS Infection Continues in 2014

HIV infection and AIDS still remains one of biggest health concerns around the world and there are many organizations and people working to come up with a stable cure for it. In 2014, there have been many groundbreaking researches that have helped people to stay alive and prevent HIV infection and transmission. Some results show weakening of AIDS over a time and that is a good sign for many health experts. In 2014, GlaxoSmithKline and Jansen worked together to come up with monthly injection treatment that are better than daily pills to prevent HIV infection and transmission.

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New Study Claims Half a Million Cancer Cases Occur Due to Obesity

We all know about obesity and cancer as two of the most life threatening diseases, but in a new study it has been found that obesity is associated with more than half a million new cancer cases worldwide each year. The new report highlights that nearly two thirds of obesity related cancers are found in North America and Europe. The report shows analysis of data from more than 184 countries globally. It indicates that excess weight is directly associated with 345,000 (5.4 %) of new cancer cases in women and 136,000 (1.9%) new cancer cases in men in 2012.

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Study Claims Unhappy Marriage Can Higher the Risk of Heart Diseases

There is a direct connection between your heart and how you feel and a study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives have higher risk of heart diseases compared to those who are living happily.  The new study throws a light at how being unhappy can directly connect with poor heart issues and heart problems. The study was funded by the National Institute of Aging and was published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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What is Spina Bifida? Explore Some Facts

Spina bifida in Latin means split spine. It is a congenital irregularity associated with development of the body. This is mainly caused when the embryonic neural tube is does not get closed properly. Few Vertebraes on top of the spinal cord, do not get  formed fully and hence in the process remains open. In case there is a large enough opening of that sort , there is a possibility that a portion of the spinal cord can protrude through that opening.Sometimes the spinal chord might by a outer sac filled with fluide and hence can result in damage. Some common defects that can occur  because of damages caused in the neural tubes include anencephaly. People suffering from this condition have parts of their neutal tube that will later turn into cerebrum not closing properly.Another condition called encephalocele can also occur because of this and lead to portions of  the brain not being developed or used properly.

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5 Ways to Deal with Your Hemophobia if You Work in Healthcare

Hemophobia is an extreme fear of blood. It causes you to recoil, or even faint at the sight of it. Everyone has fears, but they only become problematic when they prevent you from living a normal life. Obviously you can’t have a fear of blood when you work in the healthcare field. There are lots of jobs in healthcare that don’t involve blood, but it’s nearly impossible to go your whole career without dealing with your hemophobia. Take a look at these five ways to deal with your fear so you don’t have to find a new job.

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