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Nearly half of Australians don't think private health insurance is 'essential'

Growing number of people also find it difficult to understand what they are covered forThe number of people who believe private health insurance is essential has declined since five years ago, while more people agree that it is difficult to understand what is covered by their policies.The findings are from in-depth, face-to-face interviews with more than 50,000 Australians in a year conducted by Roy Morgan researchers. The latest results are based on the 12 months to October 2018. Continue readi...
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Exercising regularly linked to better eating habits

In the latest evidence that it's worth sticking to your health-focused New Year's resolutions, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found that exercising regularly is linked to better eating habits.
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Leukemia promotes premature aging in the bone marrow

Leukemia promotes premature aging in healthy bone marrow cells - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
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FDA approves first generic version of commonly prescribed asthma inhaler

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic of Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) for the twice-daily treatment of asthma in patients aged four years and older and maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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New covered California sign-ups plummet

The number of new enrollees in Covered California plans plunged by nearly a quarter this year, largely because of the elimination of the tax penalty for people without insurance, officials announced Wednesday.
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Huetrition #Giveaway

Sponsored by: HueTrition Hosted by: Powered by Mom, Mom Does Reviews & My Four and More I’m so excited to be on a healthy path this year. I started a new diet and joined the gym. I’ve been going 3 times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes. I found one of the great […] The post Huetrition #Giveaway appeared first on I Like It Frantic.
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Which condiments need to be refrigerated?

One of the toughest parts of Marie Kondo-ing my kitchen was finding all the expiration dates and safety warnings on a multitude of bottles, cans, and jars in my kitchen. They don’t make it easy for you. I’d finally find a message that said, “See label for expiration date” while I was actually staring at the label. …Read more...
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Victorian doctors who object to abortion 'attempting to delay or deny access'

Study reveals failure of legal protections to ensure women’s access to terminationsVictorian doctors who conscientiously object to abortion are breaking the law by failing to refer women on to practitioners who will perform the procedure, leading to some women having abortions later than necessary or having the baby despite wanting a termination.This was the finding from a study led by associate professor Louise Keogh at the University of Melbourne, who examined whether mandatory referral, intro...
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40 confirmed victims in Northwest measles outbreak

Officials haven’t yet determined how the measles outbreak started. The first patient sought medical care on Dec. 31, but other sick people may not have gone to a doctor or hospital.
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Nurse indicted on charges of raping incapacitated woman

PHOENIX (AP) — A nurse suspected of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix has been indicted on charges of sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult. The document filed Tuesday mirrors charges that prosecutors filed last week against 36-year-old Nathan Dorceus Sutherland. Sutherland is expected […]
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How the war on opioids has harmed some patients

In a recent article for Pain Medicine News, “4 Steps Every Provider Must Take Before Prescribing an Opioid,” two lawyers detail the voluminous documentation doctors must collect and maintain to protect themselves against all these new anti-opioid rules. When even so many doctors don’t understand chronic pain, it’s no surprise that lawyers don’t either. They […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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E-Cigs More Effective Than Nicotine Replacements in Helping Smokers Quit, Study Shows

While e-cigs can help smokers quit, long-term health effects aren’t clea
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FDA OKs 1st generic version of popular Advair asthma inhaler

The first generic version of the popular Advair asthma inhaler has been approved by U.S. regulators. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Mylan’s version in three strengths for ages 4 and up. The inhalers are used twice daily to keep airways open and prevent flare-ups of wheezing, shortness of breath and other symptoms […]
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E-cigarettes are effective at helping smokers quit, study says

It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? Now, the first, large rigorous assessment offers an unequivocal answer: yes. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that e-cigarettes were nearly twice as effective as conventional nicotine replacement products, like […]
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E-cigarettes twice as likely to help adult smokers quit over gum

A new study out of the UK shows e-cigarettes worked twice as well as other nicotine replacements in helping adults kick their smoking habit, but experts are concerned the results don't apply to the United States.
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3 Ways to Create Positive Relationships in the Workplace

Throughout a typical work week, employees will interact more with their colleagues than loved ones. Positive interactions between employees not only makes for a better work environment but can foster higher levels of job satisfaction and productivity. Negative or toxic relationships in the workplace can increase stress levels among employees, as well as feelings of isolation. Both stress and isolation negatively impact employees’ mental and physical health, lowering employee morale and motivati...
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Vaping twice as likely as gum to help smokers quit, research finds

Study shows 18% success rate with e-cigarettes, compared with 10% with other methodsPeople are almost twice as likely to succeed in quitting smoking if they use e-cigarettes than if they rely on nicotine replacement patches and gums, a new study has shown.The research, focused on nearly 900 long-term smokers seeking NHS help to quit, was hailed as a landmark by experts in public health in the UK who believe e-cigarettes have already helped bring down the smoking rate. However, there was less ent...
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Perceptions of Visualizing Physical Activity as a 3D-Printed Object: Formative Study

Background: The UK government recommends that children engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 min every day. Despite associated physiological and psychosocial benefits of physical activity, many youth fail to meet these guidelines partly due to sedentary screen-based pursuits displacing active behaviors. However, technological advances such as 3D printing have enabled innovative methods of visualizing and conceptualizing physical activity as a tangible output. Objective...
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Human-Centered Design of Video-Based Health Education: An Iterative, Collaborative, Community-Based Approach

Drawing on 5 years of experience designing, producing, and disseminating video health education programs globally, we outline the process of creating accessible, engaging, and relevant video health education content using a community-based, human-centered design approach. We show that this approach can yield a new generation of interventions, which are better aligned with the needs and contexts of target communities. The participation of target communities and local stakeholders in the content p...
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Consumer Health Search on the Web: Study of Web Page Understandability and Its Integration in Ranking Algorithms

Background: Understandability plays a key role in ensuring that people accessing health information are capable of gaining insights that can assist them with their health concerns and choices. The access to unclear or misleading information has been shown to negatively impact the health decisions of the general public. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate methods to estimate the understandability of health Web pages and use these to improve the retrieval of information for people ...
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Consumer Health Information Technology in the Prevention of Substance Abuse: Scoping Review

Background: Addiction is one of the most rapidly growing epidemics that currently plagues nations around the world. In the United States, it has cost the government more than US $700 billion a year in terms of health care and other associated costs and is also associated with serious social, physical, and mental consequences. Increasing efforts have been made to tackle this issue at different levels, from primary prevention to rehabilitation across the globe. With the use of digital technology r...
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“The Wait” after a mammogram changes lives

There is something both intimate and mysterious about the waiting area for mammograms. You sit in a relatively small space; chairs close together with a gown tied to cover your nakedness, your normally restrained lady parts flopping free against the scratchy fabric. There are young and old, black and white, grey and blond and even […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Calabasas and Glendale earn A grades in effort to control tobacco use

The American Lung Association praised Dana Point for its efforts to control tobacco use and promote lung health. Above, Rick Erkeneff’s showed a jug filled with more than 3,000 cigarette butts at the Dana Point City Council meeting, to support the passing of a smoking ban on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG) LOS ANGELES — Just 10 Los Angeles County cities received overall A grades in the American Lung Association’s annual assessment of tobacco-control...
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Northern Ireland abortion case hears traumatic experience

Sarah Ewart recounts seeking termination in 2013 after fatal foetal abnormality diagnosisA court in Belfast has heard one woman’s traumatic experience of seeking an abortion after receiving a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality.Sarah Ewart, 28, who was refused the procedure in Northern Ireland in 2013 owing to the region’s near blanket ban on terminations, was harangued by anti-abortion protesters and felt like “part of a conveyor belt” when she travelled to a clinic in London to end her pregn...
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Computational model of the heart’s mitral valve enables customized care for patients

Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new noninvasive technique for simulating repairs to the heart's mitral valve with levels of accuracy reliable enough for use in a clinical setting.
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New biomaterial-based autograft extender can help treat critical-sized bone defects

For complex injuries and other situations requiring bone grafts, the best available technique involves autologous bone harvesting and re-implantation at the site of regrowth.
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For the homeless, staying indoors isn't always an option. Here's how you can help

As temperatures plunge across the country, staying indoors and warm is not always an option for the nation's homeless.
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​Vegan burgers make men feel fuller than beef, study finds

A recent study compared mens' physiological responses after eating beef and plant-based burgers.All men said they felt fuller after eating the plant-based burger.Vegan burgers are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and abroad, likely due to their health and environmental benefits. None Which do you think would leave you feeling more satiated: a cheeseburger made of good ol'-fashioned meat and cheese, or a vegan burger with tofu? The likely answer is the vegan burger, according to new rese...
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Habits come from what we do, not what we want to do

A new study suggests repetition is the key to developing a new habit. The study bases its conclusions on the habits of digital rodents. Just keep at it — go to the gym, floss — and the desired habit will eventually stick. None A paper, "Habits Without Values," recently published in Psychological Review suggests that forming habits is a matter of simply repeating the desired behavior until it sticks, not matter how little pleasure you derive from it. This conclusion comes from observing the ha...
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Researcher discovers blood vessel system in bones

A network of very fine blood vessels that connects bone marrow directly with the blood supply of the periosteum that was previously overlooked has now been discovered by Dr. Anika Grüneboom, a young researcher who is now working at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.
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