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Insurance plans vary in policies for gender-affirming surgeries

(HealthDay)—There is great variability in coverage and medical necessity criteria for gender-affirming top surgery across insurance companies, according to a study published in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Ledibabari M. Ngaage, M.B., B.Chir., from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and colleagues assessed insurance coverage of “top” gender-affirming surgery and evaluated the […]

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Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30–40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced reductions in bleeding, urinary incontinence, and pain alike. “This treatment is highly effective for the majority of the patients” states Nicklas Oscarsson, first author […]

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Changing your diet can lift your mood in less than a month

Fresh research has found that just three weeks of healthy eating improves depression symptoms in young adults. The study, published by Australian researchers this week, looked at how changes to 101 young adults’ diets impacted their mental health. Those involved in the study – aged 17 to 35 – many of them university students – […]

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New study supports nervous system’s role in age-related weakness

A study recently published by researchers from the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in collaboration with a colleague from outside Ohio University, finds new evidence to support the belief that the nervous system plays an important role in age-related weakness. An article published Sept. 25 […]

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GPs are earning 14% LESS than they were in 2008, reveals study

GPs earn 14% LESS than they did in 2008, reveals study amid nationwide shortage of family doctors Researchers analysed data from surveys collected every two years Doctors used to earn £115,900 but only took home £98,300 in 2017 Their pay has stayed the same despite inflation, researchers found GPs now earn 14 per cent less than […]