Category: Health

Lifestyle changes are important for managing atrial fibrillation – Harvard Health Blog

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Atrial fibrillation (afib) is a common heart rhythm disorder in which the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat fast and irregularly. Afib commonly causes recurrent symptoms, usually palpitations and shortness of breath, and can negatively affect quality of life. Afib also substantially increases the risk of stroke, and is also associated with heart ….  Read More

Israel's health minister diagnosed with virus

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(2 Apr 2020) Israel’s health minister, who has had frequent contact in recent weeks with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other top officials, was diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Thursday. Yaakov Litzman and his wife, who also has the virus, are in isolation, feel well and are being treated, the statement said. Requests ….  Read More

Children, teens, and the safety of psychotropic medicines – Harvard Health Blog

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Medicines prescribed for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders — known as psychotropic drugs — have largely been studied in adults. This concerns many parents whose children take these drugs regularly. Studies have most often looked at the effectiveness of these medicines in teens and children. Now a recent systematic review ….  Read More

Religious Adherence Complicates Israel’s Coronavirus Concerns

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the Mossad security force and other officials entered home quarantine after Israel’s health minister tested positive for COVID-19.  The minister belongs to the country’s ultra-Orthodox community, which has resisted government bans on large gatherings and emerged as the epicenter of the coronavirus. Linda Gradstein reports for VOA from ….  Read More