Tobacco Use In Movies Jumps By 80 Percent, May Affect Teen Smoking

A report released by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the number of Hollywood movies that feature tobacco has dropped. Tobacco In Hollywood Movies The number of movie scenes that did show use of tobacco, however, increased by about 80 percent for the period between 2015 and 2016. Forty-one percent of the top-grossing films in the U.S in 2016 also showed people using tobacco. Researchers used data from the Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! project of the Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, which advocates for…

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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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HIV programs, mental health: 8 ways Trump’s new budget might affect public health

W ASHINGTON —  When Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates sat down with President Trump and his aides a couple of months ago, he tried to convince the new president that public health funding was not something that could be sacrificed. “It’s an education process,” he said. Those pleas seem to have fallen on deaf ears. The budget outline released by the White House Tuesday contains sharp cuts to everything — from a $76 million reduction in global health funding that includes HIV programming to grass-roots community health grants. And while it’s not clear what cuts will…

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Sleep deprivation can affect your heart

Sleep deprivation can affect your heart (Thinkstock) The cliched, over-used adages about sleeping early might not be something that most people take seriously, but cardiologists and sleep experts swear by them. Doctors say that losing quality and quantity sleep is detrimental to our health. Senior interventional cardiologist, Dr Nilesh Gautam, says, “Sleep disorders cause an increase in blood pressure, heart rate and thyroid hormones, which is indicative of a stress response. This leads to increase heart attack and heart failures.” Experts reiterate that people who sleep less than seven hours…

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Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Education

Control of school-related issues is spread across a number governmental agencies, and President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos, won’t be the only member of his cabinet to have a say in student-facing policy. The Michigan philanthropist and billionaire will face her Senate confirmation hearing next Tuesday, and many of her fellow nominees already have education records of their own. We examined five of the potential cabinet members who could influence America’s schools and what their past actions might mean for students around the country. Jeff Sessions…

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Will FDA Guidance, Or Lack Thereof, Affect Food And Beverage Litigation?

With the number of class action lawsuits brought against food and beverage manufacturers over allegedly poor labeling and marketing on the rise, companies and their attorneys are looking for more guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But would more guidance, guidelines, rules and regulations, or better enforcement, slow the surge? A spokeswoman for the FDA told Legal Newsline that the agency does not track class action lawsuits filed against food and drug makers. “It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure their food is safe and properly…

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Legal and ethical factors that affect NFL players’ health

The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University today released a set of legal and ethical recommendations to address a series of structural factors that affect NFL player health. The Football Players Health Study is a research initiative composed of several ongoing studies examining the health and wellbeing of NFL players. The newly released report, nearly 500 pages long, is based on analysis performed over two years by researchers from The Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, and is unprecedented both in scope and focus. This is the first comprehensive…

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