Mayo Clinic study finds differences in how men and women perceive their own health

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Mayo Clinic study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior investigates differences in how men and women perceive their own health. The study finds that confidence in maintaining good health habits can be influenced by gender. Men reported higher levels of physical activity and greater confidence in their ability to…

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The Nordstrom Sale is Here, Meaning Dior Sunnies are 40% Off

Whether you’re working through your holiday shopping list or splurging on yourself, Nordstrom’s fall sale has something for everyone. So far, we clocked a pair of rain-ready Hunter boots at forty percent off, a peacoat with over 2,000 glowing reviews, and Dior sunglasses worthy of 2001-era Paris Hilton. Click through for our edit of the…

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Another Reason to Take Your Blood Pressure Drugs: Lower Dementia Risk

Controlling blood pressure in middle age may reduce the risk for dementia. The benefits of reducing blood pressure to lower the risk for cardiovascular disease are well known, but the role of blood pressure control in dementia has been less certain. Now pooled data from six large observational studies suggests that antihypertensive medicines may lower…

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Medical News Today: What happens if a dog bite gets infected?

If a dog bite pierces a person’s skin, bacteria from the animal’s mouth can get into the body, which can cause an infection. Washing the wound thoroughly can remove the bacteria from the body and help prevent infection. If the bacteria stay in the body, they can cause an infection, such as tetanus, rabies, or…

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Medical News Today: Ringworm: How long is it contagious?

Ringworm is a fungal infection that causes ring-shaped lesions on the outer layers of the skin. These lesions are typically red and itchy, and they can appear on the scalp, outer extremities, or torso. Ringworm is highly contagious and can spread through contact with other areas of the body and other people. Ringworm remains contagious…

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Alfred Portale Opens His New Chelsea Restaurant

Headliner Portale Alfred Portale is redoing a lot of things for his new Chelsea restaurant, including his own food. The chef, whose name has been synonymous with new American cuisine for more than 30 years, has gone back to his Italian roots. “What I set out to do was something totally different,” he said. He’s…

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Patient Care Is Wrenching: A Psychiatrist, a Nurse and a Doctor Bare All

THE SOUL OF CAREThe Moral Education of a Husband and a DoctorBy Arthur Kleinman262 pp. Viking. $27. Kleinman, a medical anthropologist and psychiatrist, has crammed two books into one in “The Soul of Care.” You can skip the first one, devoted mostly to his early life and medical training; it’s a bit of a dull…

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