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The Only Times It's OK Not to Get the Measles Vaccine

New York City declared a public health emergency this week in light of an ongoing measles outbreak, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that unvaccinated individuals could face fines of $1,000. Measles cases are at a five-year high in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported this week, […]

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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 […]

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The man who has died NINE times

The man who has died NINE times: 29-year-old’s condition regularly makes his heart stop – and he once had FOUR cardiac arrests in just three weeks Jamie Poole, who lives in London, has had nine cardiac arrests in as many years He has a condition which means his heart muscle is thickened and less effective […]

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Lose 5 times more weight by training your mind

Recently, Dr. Linda Solbrig and colleagues, from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, conducted a study. Its main objective was to find out which types of motivational intervention would be the most effective in aiding weight loss efforts. The scientists compared a fairly common talking therapy known as Motivational Interviewing (MI) with a […]

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Longer daily fasting times improve health and longevity in mice

Increasing time between meals made male mice healthier overall and live longer compared to mice who ate more frequently, according to a new study published in the Sept. 6, 2018 issue of Cell Metabolism. Scientists from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Pennington […]