Healthcare Economy

New Study Finds Dangerous Plastics in Children’s Bodies

Huge islands of plastics have been found in several places in the world's oceans. Other deposits have been found in fish which swim in the deepest parts of the same ...
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Even 2 Minutes of Exercise a Week Might Lessen Risk of Dementia

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, most healthy adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise a ...
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This Is How to Protect Yourself Against the Flu, According to Doctors

The influenza season officially runs from October to as late as May each year. Activity peaks around the end of the year and into January. Doctors and public health care ...
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Exercising While on This Kind of Diet May Weaken Your Bones

Calorie-restricted diets are something of a trend these days. This might mean consuming as little as 1,200 calories a day (the average in the U.S. is 2,745 for males, 1,833 ...
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The Condition That Killed Roger Ailes Is a Lot More More Prevalent Than We Thought

Roger Ailes, the late, disgraced former chairman and CEO of Fox News -- whose downfall was chronicled in the recent HBO mini-series “The Loudest Voice” and is the subject of ...
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New Mega-Study Says Supplements Might Improve Mental Health

Nutritional supplements often get a bad rap from doctors and nutritional scientists, but a new study -- the largest evidence-based review of the subject ever undertaken -- suggests that, if ...
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A Medieval Disease Could Resurface in America

A New York City doctor and professor of medicine, writing on the political website The Hill, has warned that a once-dreaded medieval disease -- leprosy -- might soon start affecting ...
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Dancing the Hula May Be Key to Lowering Blood Pressure

A part of Hawaiian culture for centuries, the hula is a sinuous dance involving rhythmic movement of the hips and imitative hand gestures -- noticeably different, in its authentic form, ...
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Want to Improve Your Memory? Try Walking Backwards

A 43-year-old Indonesian man is walking 435 miles, from his home in East Java to the capital of Jakarta -- backwards. Covering about 12 to 19 miles a day, with ...
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Peanut Allergy Can Be Treated With the Very Thing That Causes It

An estimated 1.8 million children in the U.S. have a potentially life-threatening allergy to peanuts. (According to the National Institutes of Health, little is known about peanut allergies in adults.) ...
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It’s Easy to Overdose on Acetaminophen and It Can Kill You, New Study Says

A popular pain-killer, generally considered safe and effective, can turn toxic and even deadly if it’s overused -- a concern amplified by a study of the possible deadly effects of ...
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FDA, CDC Step Up Investigations Into Vaping

Last Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement regarding investigations by the agency and other state and federal officials into "distressing incidents" of severe respiratory disease ...
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The Toxic Algae Bloom in Lake Erie Is Bigger Than LA

The field of harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie has grown from 300 square miles to over 700 square miles in less than a month. The algae field, which ...
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Dogs Are Dying in Water Across America – and Here’s Why

The State of New Jersey recently warned people not to swim in Lake Hopatcong, the state’s largest lake. In fact, people have been told not to touch it. Large parts ...
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Can Air Pollution Cause Depression?

About 7% of Americans become severely depressed each year. Additionally, about 3% suffer from bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. Each of these diseases has a number of treatments. ...
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