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A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

Published 04/15/2018

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing its signs can help savvy students avoid it, one psychologist says.

"Burnout is described as feeling apathy and lack of interest toward activities t...

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Super Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Coming to U.S., Experts  Say

Super Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Coming to U.S., Experts Say

Published 04/04/2018

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans should expect that a super-resistant form of gonorrhea like that found in the United Kingdom will soon reach these shores, health experts say.

Earlier this year, doctors diagnosed a man in England with a case of gonorrhea that could not be cu...

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Many Grad Students Struggle With Anxiety, Depression

Many Grad Students Struggle With Anxiety, Depression

Published 03/30/2018

FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and anxiety is nearly seven times more common among graduate students than in the general population, a new study finds.

Researchers surveyed nearly 2,300 graduate students -- 90 percent who were working on their Ph.D. and 10 percent pursuing...

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Underage Drinking

Health Tip: Help Prevent Underage Drinking

Published 02/22/2018

(HealthDay News) -- A young person's decision to drink alcohol may be related to the stress of trying to fit in with a particular crowd, the desire to get good grades or adjusting to a new school.

Keeping open lines of communication with your child or teen may help prevent underage drinking.

The...

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Health Tip: Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?

Health Tip: Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?

Published 02/20/2018

(HealthDay News) -- Tetanus shots are recommended starting in infancy and continuing every ten years after age 5, the American College of Emergency Physicians says.

But most adults don't get boosters until they step on a rusty nail or suffer a deep and dirty wound, the group acknowledges.

Tetanus...

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Keeping in Touch With Your Kids in College

Keeping in Touch With Your Kids in College

Published 02/12/2018

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A variety of emotions can arise when kids go off to college and start on their adult life.

Research done at the University of Kansas shows that being able to communicate through texting and other channels can help you feel more connected and have a more s...

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Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

Published 11/21/2017

UCLA-led study blames mental lapses on sleep-deprived brain cells 11/06/2017

Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled car?

A new study led by UCLA’sDr. Itzhak Friedis the first to reveal how sleep deprivation d...

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Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts

Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts

Published 11/21/2017

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends.

The finding results from an examination of 55 male triathletes who averaged 44 years old, and 30 female triathletes, with an average age of 43. All participated in...

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Cardiac Arrest Rare in Young Athletes But Tough to Predict

Cardiac Arrest Rare in Young Athletes But Tough to Predict

Published 11/15/2017

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes have a very low risk of suffering a fatal cardiac arrest -- and most of those tragic cases probably cannot be predicted, new research suggests.

The study confirms that cardiac arrest is a rare thing among athletes younger than 45. It put...

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