Sedentary Lifestyle Linked to Depression

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A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression. Based on dozens of studies covering hundreds of thousands of participants,Chinese researchers found that sedentary behavior was linked to a… READ MORE Source:: Sedentary Lifestyle Linked to Depression

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Can One Dose Of Antidepressant Lead To Changes In Your Brain?

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It is estimated that up to 1 in 10 adults suffer from depression. Medications for treating depression can be effective, yet certain medications which are taken for depression such as SSRIs, (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) may take up to a month or longer before patients begin to experience relief of [...] READ MORE Source:: Can... Continue reading

Study: Angelina Jolie Surgery Sparks Surge in Cancer Tests

  • ...19 September 2014

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Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday. Jolie, 39, who has become a high-profile human rights campaign,… READ MORE Source:: Study: Angelina Jolie Surgery Sparks Surge in Cancer... Continue reading

Which Flu Shot Is Right for You?

  • ...19 September 2014

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It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get anew kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu… READ MORE Source:: Which Flu Shot Is Right... Continue reading

Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria: WHO

  • ...19 September 2014

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GENEVA (Reuters) – A muscle relaxant appears to have been mixed mistakenly with measles vaccine, killing 15 children in Syria this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, calling it the biggest such tragedy in memory. READ MORE Source:: Human error seen in measles vaccination deaths in Syria: WHO

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Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday. READ MORE Source:: Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study

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India caps prices of 36 more drugs: government source

  • ...19 September 2014

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – India has capped the prices of 36 drugs, including those used to treat infections and diabetes, in its latest move to make essential medicines more affordable, a senior official of the country’s drug pricing authority said on Friday. READ MORE Source:: India caps prices of 36 more drugs: government source

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Scientists see risk of mutant airborne Ebola as remote

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LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – The Ebola virus raging through West Africa is mutating rapidly as it tears a deadly path through cities, towns and villages, but the genetic changes are for now not giving it the ability to spread more easily. READ MORE Source:: Scientists see risk of mutant airborne Ebola as remote

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U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

  • ...19 September 2014

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NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security” as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support. READ MORE Source:: U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches... Continue reading

U.S. says Medicare Advantage enrollment at all-time high

  • ...18 September 2014

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(Reuters) – Elderly Americans have enrolled in privately managed Medicare health plans in record numbers even as average premiums continue to rise, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Thursday. READ MORE Source:: U.S. says Medicare Advantage enrollment at all-time high

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Tracking Chips Coming to the NHL; May Be League-Wide In A Year

  • ...18 September 2014

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The National Hockey League looks like it may become the first major North American professional sports league to track all of its players with chips embedded in uniforms. Canadian sports network TSN reported Wednesday that the New York Rangers were among “several clubs” that will put tracking chips in player sweaters [...] READ MORE Source::... Continue reading

USAID chief Shah urges more focus on poor countries as Ebola spreads

  • ...18 September 2014

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has exposed a need to help countries by applying public-private partnerships that will foster economic growth rather leave them dependent on aid, the U.S. Agency for International Development chief said on Thursday. READ MORE Source:: USAID chief Shah urges more focus on poor countries as Ebola... Continue reading

White House calls for task force to tackle antibiotic-resistant bugs

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(Reuters) – The U.S. government will set up a task force and presidential advisory council to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, setting a Feb. 15 deadline for it to outline specific steps, White House advisers said on Thursday. READ MORE Source:: White House calls for task force to tackle antibiotic-resistant bugs

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Obama Administration Tackles Antibiotic Resistance

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The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of measures aimed at combating the threat of antibiotic resistance, which can happen when these medicines are used too often and lose their power to treat bacterial infections. READ MORE Source:: Obama Administration Tackles Antibiotic Resistance

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Health Care Act Still Covers 7.3 Million

  • ...18 September 2014

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The Obama administration said 7.3 million of those who enrolled had paid their premiums and still had coverage, the vast majority paying less than $100 a month. READ MORE Source:: Health Care Act Still Covers 7.3 Million

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Indoor Fall Is Danger Sign for Seniors: Study

  • ...18 September 2014

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Women in their eighties who fell indoors, rather than outdoors or from a height like a ladder, died sooner than their peers, a new French study finds. Indoor falls could be an indicator of frailty and a sign that protective measures should be taken, say the authors. The… READ MORE Source:: Indoor Fall Is Danger... Continue reading

Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression. READ MORE Source:: Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression

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One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections: Study

  • ...18 September 2014

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Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter theway brain cells communicate with one another, early research suggests. The findings, reported online Sept. 18 in Current Biology,are a step toward better understanding the brain’s response to widely prescribed… READ MORE Source:: One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections: Study

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FDA Approves Lilly’s Once-Weekly Shot For Diabetes

  • ...18 September 2014

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The FDA said today that it had approved dulaglutide, Lilly’s once-weekly injection to control blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. The drug will be marketed under the brand name of Trulicity. The FDA said that the safety and efficacy of Trulicity, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, had been studied [...] READ MORE Source::... Continue reading

Eight bodies found after attack on Guinea Ebola education team

  • ...18 September 2014

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CONAKRY (Reuters) – Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday. READ MORE Source:: Eight bodies found after attack on Guinea Ebola education team

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UEFA rules doctors must decide in cases of concussion

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NYON Switzerland (Reuters) – Referees will stop matches for up to three minutes and the team doctor will decide if a player can continue in cases of concussion under new procedures to be used in European competitions, UEFA said on Thursday. READ MORE Source:: UEFA rules doctors must decide in cases of concussion

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Five Key Points On How To Make Chinese Tourists Happy

  • ...18 September 2014

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I am in Phnom Penh at the moment, attending the PATA Travel Mart, organized by  PATA Pacific Asia Travel Association. The capital of Cambodia is in the middle of a thorough modernization process, with old and modern buildings, hole-in-the-wall and modern shopping malls standing side by side and a lot [...] READ MORE Source:: Five... Continue reading

Researchers: Sit Less, Live Longer

  • ...18 September 2014

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New research shows that sitting less can slow the aging process and contribute to longer life. The findings, from two new studies, provide new evidence of the health benefits of being active and the dangers of a sedentary life. READ MORE Source:: Researchers: Sit Less, Live Longer

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U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

  • ...18 September 2014

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PARIS/CONAKRY (Reuters) – The United Nations unveiled plans on Thursday for a special mission to combat the worst Ebola epidemic on record in West Africa, as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support. READ MORE Source:: U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches... Continue reading

Are Brain Injuries Behind NFL Domestic Violence?

  • ...18 September 2014

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Do contact sports, including professional football, cause brain injuries that predispose some athletes to commit violent acts? That question is being raised by mental health experts in the fallout over the Ray Rice affair. READ MORE Source:: Are Brain Injuries Behind NFL Domestic Violence?

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