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UK health minister tells companies to stop warnings about Brexit

“LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday it was inappropriate for businesses like Airbus [AIR.PA] to issue warnings about moving jobs because of Brexit” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Airbus on Friday issued its strongest warning yet over the impact of Britain’s departure from the EU, saying a withdrawal without a deal would force it to reconsider its long-term position and put thousands of British jobs at risk. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Two in five health supplements may not contain what they claim on the label

“Two in five health supplements may not contain what they claim on the label, research suggests” writes Tom Welsh for telegraph.co.uk. Scientists who analysed milk thistle and echinacea supplements sold in British health food shops, pharmacies and supermarkets discovered between 30 and 40 per cent of products did not contain the active ingredient as described on the label.The early results from the British Herbal Medicine Association study suggest some supplements could be ineffective or have different health benefits to those claimed. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.

“The score, from 0 to 100, is based on existing data from evaluations of epidemic preparedness developed by the World Health Organization after the 2014 Ebola epidemic” writes Lena H for seattletimes.com. Of all continents, Africa leads the world in terms of the number of countries that have completed these evaluations.Public-health officials and business leaders like Bill Gates have long warned that the world is not ready for the next pandemic.Infectious diseases can spread from one village to any country in the world in about 36 hours. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance share responsibility for opioid crisis, study suggests

“Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurers also made opioids available to patients at a cheap cost” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Public health experts have concluded that the overprescribing of painkillers such as Oxycontin contributed to the opioid epidemic.Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance helped fuel the opioid epidemic because they made it too easy and inexpensive for patients to get opioids, suggests a government-funded study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Global Health: New York Confronts Rampant Smoking Among Chinese Men

“Two factors push up smoking rates among Chinese men in New York, said Regina F. Lee, who chairs the Asian-American Smoke-Free Community Partnership” reports nytimes.com. Korean and Chinese people smoke at higher rates than average, while South Asians and Filipinos smoke less often.Lung cancer deaths among Asian men in the city have increased 70 percent in the last 15 years, and smoking rates among them have risen even as they have declined among other ethnic groups, the health department said. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Probiotic toothpaste is the latest wellness trend

“Still the health du jour, probiotic supplements have been lauded by the wellness world as the gold standard in good gut health” writes Ashleigh Austen for nypost.com. Australia needs to recognize that oral health care is part of good health care and that access to dental care is a significant contributor to good oral and physical health,” says ADA Federal President, Dr.Harnessing more than a century of traditional Chinese practices, Yunnan Baiyao are bridging the gap between gut health and clean teeth with their Probiotic Toothpaste.Although while gut health is…

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Trump’s plan to detain families has run into a serious problem — a lack of beds

“The executive director of the Berks County Residential Center, the family detention center in Pennsylvania, did not respond to a request for comment” reports businessinsider.com. A June 2017 DHS inspector general’s report, however, found that the family detention facilities were “clean, well-organized, and efficiently run,” based on unannounced spot inspections in July 2016.Some of those who have visited the center say such cases illustrate the emotional problems that can arise from holding families in detention.A spokeswoman for GEO Group, which operates the Karnes family detention center in Texas, said their…

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A proposal to overhaul Obamacare is slim on key details about protecting people with pre-existing conditions, healthcare experts say.

“A proposal to overhaul Obamacare is slim on key details about protecting people with pre-existing conditions, healthcare experts say” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Another is waiving the requirement for insurers to cover essential health benefits that range from hospitalization and prescription drug coverage to maternity care.It also would keep Obamacare’s requirement that insurers cannot charge people with pre-existing conditions higher prices. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Loneliness really is bad for your heart, according to a new study

“Researchers used data from questionnaires the patients had filled out about their physical and mental health, lifestyle, smoking habits, and friendships” writes Lindsay Dodgson for businessinsider.com. Whatever the physiological reasons, it is clear loneliness is detrimental to our physical and mental health.For example, Broken Heart Syndrome is when heartbreak triggers sudden, intense chest pain, which can lead to severe heart muscle failure — despite the heart being otherwise healthy.The new study supports previous research that has shown how loneliness can impact our health in a serious way. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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