Health Tip: Recovering From Substance Abuse

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HealthDay News : 11-Oct-2017

Recovery-oriented care aims to empower people with mental or substance-use disorders to manage their conditions.

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration defines recovery as a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives and strive to reach their full potential.

The process

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Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

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HealthDay News : 11-Oct-2017

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on the ovary.

Most ovarian cysts are small and often lack symptoms unless they rupture or become twisted.

If there are symptoms, the womenshealth.gov website says these warning signs are common:

  • Bloating.
  • Swelling.
  • Pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Pelvic pain.
  • Dull
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Childhood Obesity Up Worldwide Almost 10-Fold Over 4 Decades

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HealthDay News : 10-Oct-2017

Childhood obesity has increased more than 10-fold worldwide since 1975, a new study reports.

But even more children are underweight than severely overweight, according to the analysis of data from 200 countries.

Researchers found that by 2016 overall obesity rates had jumped from less than 1 percent to almost 6 percent

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Are Women Surgeons Better Than Men?

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HealthDay News : 10-Oct-2017

The gender of a surgeon appears to have little to do with the outcome of an operation.

A Canadian study found that patients operated on by women had no more complications or problems after surgery than did patients whose surgeons were men.

"Our findings have important implications for supporting sex equality

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High-Fat Diets Could Pose Danger to Young MS Patients

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HealthDay News : 10-Oct-2017

A fatty diet may up the risk of relapse in children with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

But eating a diet rich in vegetables could cut relapse risk in half, the researchers found.

The findings may provide early evidence that dietary changes could help some patients with MS manage

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Homing In on Homework Help

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HealthDay News : 10-Oct-2017

It can be the most dreaded task of the day for parents and kids alike.

Homework.

But sticking to a schedule and helping your child -- not doing it yourself -- can lead to a truce in the battle over this age-old rite of passage.

First, don't dive into division as

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