Improved Vaccination Rates Would Fall Victim to Senate Health Cuts

Passage of the Senate’s health care bill, as proposed, would risk eroding national health in one little-discussed way, according to medical experts: It would eliminate cash that pays for vaccines to protect the most vulnerable among us from diseases like mumps, measles or the flu. Former Pres. Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently requires new health insurance plans to cover federally recommended vaccines for adults and children, without making patients share the costs through co-pays or deductibles—a “first dollar” coverage mandate meant to help Americans overcome the financial obstacle…

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Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Given our busy and chaotic lives, as many as one in three people have trouble sleeping – either they are not getting enough sleep, or suffer disturbed sleep or in some cases, it’s a combination of both. Whatever be the situation or the reason, lack of sleep can play havoc with your physical as well as mental health. It can make you forgetful, tempt you to overeat, cause lethargy and raise your blood pressure. A new study, published in the journal Neurology, shows that poor sleep may also have some serious consequences…

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12 Fitness Lessons You Can Learn from Mindful Meditation

Mindful Mantras Keeping your workout routine in gear can be a constant process, and many times it’s all about mind over matter. These tips will help you get your head in the game and let go of everything that’s holding you back from acheiving your mental and physical goals.     Taming Your Inner Dialogue “Words affect our dispositions, sketch out actions, form affections. It would be ideal to have interior silence, but this takes a great deal of discipline and years of practice. In the meantime, taking all of this type…

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New Study Busts Myth: Menstruation Does Not Affect Your Brain!

It is a common believe that when a women is going through her monthly menstrual cycle she may be moody, less motivated to work or incapable of performing multiple tasks at the same time. However, a new study, conducted by researchers from the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland, has found evidence that this may not be the case and menstruation has no effect on the functions of your brain. The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. While it is true that women go through certain hormonal changes during periods, it may not have…

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Soon, a Pain-Free Patch May Replace Flu Shots

Flu attacks are common and they take a toll on your immunity. It allows the virus to invade your body and damage the healthy cells. The treatment mostly depends on how well your body is able to fight back. Health experts often suggest that you must get yourself injected with Influenza vaccines, more commonly known as flu shots or jabs, that provide protection against the influenza viruses. These vaccines help your body develop antibodies about two weeks after vaccination that protect you against infection with the viruses. A group of researchers from the Georgia…

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Fentanyl Spill At Police Station Prompts Changes To Drug Evidence Repackaging Procedures

A potentially deadly fentanyl spill that happened at the Duluth Police Department has prompted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to modify current lab procedures for repacking and returning drug evidence. Like A Bag Of Flour That Tipped Over An undercover officer and a crime scene technician were reportedly transporting drug evidence from the GBI lab at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, when they realized that one of the boxes containing the drugs spilled. The spill was said to look like a bag of flour that tipped over. The…

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Is your teenage son overweight? It might up his risk of getting a stroke as an adult

Obesity among teenagers is a growing concern in India. One of the factors that leads to it is the drop in the number of calories burned during adolescence due to a lack of exercise. A new finding reveals that men with excessive BMI increase from childhood to age 20 had a higher risk of stroke than those with average BMI increase. For every two-point increase in BMI, men were 20% more likely to have a stroke. Men, who were overweight at both time points, were 70% more likely to have a stroke. Of the…

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Playing video games can boost attention: Study

Does your child love playing video games? Let him, as it can help alter the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills – skills that enable us to recognise a square, triangle, cube or pyramid -as well as make them more efficient, say scientists in an analysis of over a 100 scientific studies. In the study, researchers led by Marc Palaus from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain, revealed that gamers showed improvements in several types of attention, such as sustained attention or selective attention. Playing video games also increased…

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How To Use Pudina (Mint) Leaves For Weight Loss

Mint leaves or commonly known as pudina is one of the widely used aromatic plants. Pudina is not just used for culinary purposes but it is widely known for its innumerable health benefits and medicinal properties. Pudina is being used as one of the chief ingredients even in ayurveda since time immemorial for the preparation of different ayurvedic medications. It might give you that bitter taste but slowly when you consume it for a long period of time you will tend to like the taste. Mint leaves are low in…

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Will losing health insurance mean more US deaths? Experts say yes

Disability advocates hold a protest outside the office of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on 22 June. Senate Republicans have released their draft healthcare bill. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images View more sharing options Shares 1,258 Mona Chalabi @MonaChalabi email Saturday 24 June 2017 12.00 BST The Republican healthcare bill announced on Thursday would cause thousands of Americans to die each year, according to physicians who study government data. Using national health surveys, doctors and academics have tested whether a lack of health insurance increases the probability of death. Most have concluded…

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