Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a medical condition that causes a person to experience an overwhelming need for order, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control. People with the condition have an obsessive need to follow rules and regulations, as well as a moral and ethical code from which they will not deviate. In other words,
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New research examines the impact of non-digital games, such as board games and cards, on the cognitive ability of older adults. Share on PinterestOlder adults may benefit from starting to play games. Games aren’t just fun; they can keep our minds agile and sharp. At least this seems to be the main takeaway of a
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Lithium toxicity, or lithium overdose, can occur when a person takes too much of a mood-stabilizing medication that contains lithium. It can also develop when the body does not excrete lithium properly. Lithium, or lithium carbonate, is an active ingredient in some drugs that treat mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. Overdose can cause
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A recent study has reported that rapamycin, a drug that has long served as an immune suppressor, may also slow aging in human skin. Share on PinterestA new study suggests that a drug with immunosuppressant functions can prevent signs of skin aging. The small clinical trial found that regular application of rapamycin to the backs
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Any physical activity that places too much or unusual strain on the muscles can lead to soreness. Everyone can experience muscle soreness, even people who exercise regularly and have good physical fitness. Muscle soreness can be uncomfortable and disruptive. However, the pain typically disappears within a few days. This article outlines the causes of muscle
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Science Photo Library – ROGER HARRIS | Brand X Pictures | Getty Images Cancer patients have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke with 10% of all cancer patients dying from cardiovascular problems, not cancer, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal. For some cancers, including breast, prostate, endometrial
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A logo sits on display on a building at the Novartis AG campus in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg | Getty Images Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis is close to a deal to purchase the cholesterol drugmaker Medicines Company for nearly $7 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal, which
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Toddlers can experience numerous colds each year before they start school. However, influenza, or flu, can take these aches and pains to a higher, and potentially much more serious level. It is common for very young children to experience illness many times each year due to their developing immune systems and a tendency to put
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Karuna Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steve Paul told CNBC on Friday that the biotech firm is hopeful its new therapy for schizophrenia will prove effective for patients in a late-stage trial. “We have to get this compound through phase three to get it to patients,” Paul told “Power Lunch.” “We’re cautiously optimistic given the robustness of
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Love can be a euphoric feeling. It can also trigger immense devastation when the other person does not return the sentiment. Many people have felt the pain of a broken heart and the intensity of infatuation. Obsessive love takes these emotions further, causing a person to fixate on their loved one as though they are
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Scientists have found an inflammation mechanism that appears to play a key role in the formation of the toxic tau proteins that characterize Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Share on PinterestNew research finds that inflammation is responsible for the tau protein damage in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in
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Nick Gregory, a 26-year-old manager, vapes on a JUUL at Botany Bay in Lexington, Ky. Charles Bertram | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Tobacco executives, vaping industry representatives and public health leaders are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House. Juul, the market leading e-cigarette manufacturer, will send
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Pink eye, which doctors call conjunctivitis, is inflammation and redness in the conjunctiva of the eye. The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that lines the front of the eye and eyelids. Pink eye is more common among toddlers and young children, who may rub their eyes and transmit infections to other children at preschool, daycare,
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Emotional abuse is a serious form of abuse that may come before, during, or after periods of physical abuse. Emotional abuse is never the fault of the person subjected to it. Emotional abuse can have several long- and short-term effects. These might be physical (racing heart and tremors), psychological (anxiety and guilt), or both. Keep
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Superbugs are germs that have become resistant to the drugs that should destroy them. These drug resistant bacteria and fungi are difficult to control and treat. Often, superbugs are bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. They can also be fungi. Antibiotics are a vital class of drugs that help save many lives. They treat
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