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Ice swimming may reduce ‘bad’ body fat, but health benefits unclear – Current Science review suggests

Immersing in cold water can reduce “bad” body fat in men and reduce the risk of conditions such as diabetes, suggests a major scientific review published in the peer-reviewed journal. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. The authors say many of the 104 studies they analyzed showed significant effects of cold water swimming, including “good” fat …

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A healthy lifestyle can help former smokers reduce their risk of death from all causes

News release Thursday, September 22, 2022 Former smokers who follow a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dying from any cause than those who do not adopt healthy habits, according to a new study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. A reduced risk of dying …

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Cutting-edge technology uses MRI to diagnose heart failure patients in record time

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed cutting-edge technology to diagnose heart failure patients in record time. State-of-the-art technology uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create detailed 4D flow images of the heart. But unlike a standard MRI, which can take up to 20 minutes or more, the new 4D cardiac MRI takes …

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Study reveals mental health burden in Flint community five years after water crisis

September 20, 2022 Data from the largest community mental health survey in Flint, Michigan indicate that an estimated one in five adults, or approximately 13,600 people, had clinical depression, and that one in four, or 15,000 people, had PTSD five years after the water crisis began. “The mental health burden of America’s largest public works …

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Blis Technologies highlights the respiratory health benefits of its oral probiotic

The three independent studies, compiled in a white paper published by New Zealand-based oral probiotics firm Blis Technologies Ltd., provide evidence that the strain can reduce the frequency and duration of respiratory illnesses. “We always say that the mouth is the entrance to the body and these studies help to validate the role that the …

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What are the two-year health outcomes among patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China?

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the rapid outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has claimed more than 6.52 million lives worldwide world The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants due to genomic mutations has prolonged the pandemic. Some variants of SARS-CoV-2, such as Omicron and Delta, are more transmissible and virulent …

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Caring for brain health and cognition is easy with these simple tips – News

The ability to understand and acquire knowledge can be protected by following a healthy diet, regular exercise, consuming vitamin D and participating in social activities. Written by: Ann Marie Stephens and Tehreem KhanMedia Contact: Anna Jones Sameera Davuluri, MD, Photography: Julie Nicole MillerAccording to Alzheimer’s Disease International, dementia begins to appear in 10 million people …

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The court ruling may spur competing health plans to recover co-payments for preventive services

Tom and Mary Jo York are a health-conscious couple who get annual physicals and regular colorectal cancer screenings. Mary Jo, whose mother and aunts had breast cancer, also gets regular mammograms. The Yorks, who live in New Berlin, Wis., are enrolled in Chorus Community Health Plans, which, like most health plans in the country, are …

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Microneedle technology for low cost, painless and bloodless tattoos

Instead of sitting in a tattoo chair for hours enduring painful pricks, imagine being tattooed on a patch of skin containing microscopic needles. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed low-cost, painless, bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications, from medical alerts to tracking neutered animals to cosmetics. We’ve miniaturized …

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