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Have you gone vegan? Keep an eye on these 4 nutrients

There are many reasons people go vegan, from wanting to be healthier, to reducing their environmental footprint, to concerns about animal welfare. No matter what the reason, many people find it difficult to meet the nutrient intake targets for specific vitamins and minerals while on a vegan diet. These include vitamin B12, iron, calcium, and […]

Health Problems

Study explaining side effects of statins finds drug can have unexpected benefits

While investigating why cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins cause negative side effects such as blurred vision, short-term memory loss or increased risk for diabetes, cellular chemists at The University of Toledo discovered several previously unknown benefits. It is well-established statins can help lower the risk of heart attack by lowering blood cholesterol, but statins also may […]

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Do I have a drinking problem, or does everybody else?

Maybe I wouldn’t have noticed the two men on the bench at the park if the news clip on the radio in the car that morning hadn’t caught my ear. Another newly released study. This one finds that “many men” feel socially inept among their male peers unless alcohol is involved. I’d be willing to […]

Kids Health

Children with atopic dermatitis have worse sleep quality

(HealthDay)—Children with atopic dermatitis (AD) have worse sleep quality, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Pediatrics. Faustine D. Ramirez, from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal cohort study involving 13,988 children alive at 1 year and followed up with repeated measures of self-reported AD and […]

Health Problems

Irritable bowel syndrome sufferers have a distinctive signature of gut bacteria

People who suffer from stress-related irritable bowel syndrome have a distinctive microbial signature in their gut. However, holistic psychosomatic therapy using hypnosis is significantly more effective at treating their condition than symptomatic or probiotic treatment alone. This is the finding of studies conducted by a research group at MedUni Vienna’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. […]

Health Problems

Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centers have better long-term survival

Heart attack patients taken directly to heart centres for lifesaving treatment have better long-term survival than those transferred from another hospital, reports a large observational study presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 20191 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. Directly admitted patients were older, suggesting that heart attacks in young adults, and particularly women, […]

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Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 — From 2014 to 2017, there were improvements in wait times in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, resulting in reduced wait times versus the private sector (PS) in 2017, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in JAMA Network Open. Madeline Penn, from the Department of […]