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  • NFL: 'Lot of work to do' despite drop in preseason concussions

    10/17/2018 6:51:21 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | Dan Graziano
    NEW YORK -- The NFL is attacking the concussion issue on a team-by-team basis. At the owners meetings in New York on Tuesday, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, said the league identified seven teams in 2017 that had a higher incidence of preseason concussions than the others and "did a targeted intervention with those clubs." Sills said that process involved wide-ranging discussions with the football operations staffs of the teams that included the design of practice drills and which helmets players were wearing.
  • Something is wrong with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.. She didn't look very well tonight.

    10/08/2018 8:11:18 PM PDT · by NotaLowTBoomer · 214 replies
    me ^ | today | me
    So, look at the picture of RBG, look at what the arrow is pointing to, on her neck. Beyond that she looks very very ill, I don't wish her Ill I just think she should be taking it easy at a nursing home or something.
  • A Short History of American Medical Insurance

    10/06/2018 8:33:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies
    Imprimis ^ | September 2018 | JohnSteele Gordon
    Whenever one segment of an economy exhibits, year after year, inflation above the general rate, and when there is no constraint on supply, then either a cartel is in operation or there is a lack of price transparency—or both, as is the case with American medical care. So it is clear that there is something terribly wrong with how health care is financed in our country. And a consensus on how to fix the problem—how to provide Americans the best medicine money can buy for the least amount of money that will buy it—has proved elusive. But the history of...
  • Artificial Sweeteners are Toxic to Gut Bacteria, Study Shows

    10/04/2018 2:04:06 PM PDT · by ETL · 54 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Oct 3, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    Artificial sweeteners are an important class of sugar substitutes known as high-intensity sweeteners. These substances provide a sweeter taste than sugar and also enhance food flavor, while contributing very little to energy intake.The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has approved the use of six artificial sweeteners, which includes aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, advantame, neotame and acesulfame potassium-k (ace-k), in food and beverages. The recent EU legislation has also approved these artificial sweeteners.-snip- “The results of our study might help in understanding the relative toxicity of artificial sweeteners and the potential of negative effects on the gut microbial community as well as...
  • Congress Can Slash the Cost of Health Care Premiums by as Much as a Third. Here’s How.

    10/04/2018 5:53:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 3, 2018 | Doug Badger
    A proposal to repeal Obamacare entitlements and replace them with grants to states would reduce premiums for individual coverage by as much as 32 percent, according to an analysis by the Center for Health and Economy.The Health Care Choices Proposal also would modestly reduce the deficit, increase the number of people with private health insurance, and cut Medicaid spending, according to Center for Health and Economy.The proposal, the product of national and state think tanks, policy analysts, and others in the conservative community, embarks on a new path to empower consumers and return authority to the states to provide people...
  • "White People Food" Is Creating An Unattainable Picture Of Health

    08/30/2018 3:59:32 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 111 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Aug. 30, 2018 | Kristen Aiken
    Tanisha Gordon doesn’t see what white people love so much about cottage cheese. Or salads, especially when they’re topped with fussy ingredients like candied almonds, pickled carrots or Brussels slaw. Gordon is a 37-year-old employee at an IT company in the Washington, D.C. area, and until recently, her diet was deeply saturated with fast food - McDonald’s, Taco Bell, you name it. When her doctor diagnosed her last year with pre-diabetes and prescribed her a CPAP machine to help her sleep through the night, she began working with a nutritionist to clean up her diet. But the lifestyle change she...
  • Slow Jogging: science-based natural running for weigh-loss, health & performance benefits

    09/14/2018 5:54:47 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 82 replies
    Video LinkI've been doing this lately as part of my regular rowing, bike-trainer biking, and crossfit (sort of) regime.Easy on the feet and legs but the heart gets a good workout (I wear a heart rate monitor and keep it above 140 bpm).I am impressed with this style of running for cardio.
  • EBOLA OUTBREAK: Disease Spreads Beyond Infection Zone, Pandemic Warning

    09/23/2018 7:02:52 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-23 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    Ebola has spread beyond the designated infection zone of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu, with new cases springing up in Ituri province, just 31 miles from the Ugandan border.
  • Barely Coherent: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes an Appearance…

    09/14/2018 4:15:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 154 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Sept. 13, 2018 | Sundance
    A few weeks ago American media began heavily promoting a generally odd video of Supreme Court Justice doing a workout. It seemed weird. Today, the motive of putting out that video becomes transparent. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event hosted by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Watch:
  • Study Finds 1 in 4 College Students Diagnosed With a Mental Condition

    09/09/2018 10:23:55 PM PDT · by El Flaco · 53 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 9/8/2018 | Study Find
    BOSTON — For some, it’s the best four years of their lives. For others, it’s a period of constant struggle, whether academically, socially, or both. College brings about new experiences and challenges for young adults that can be difficult to adapt to and overcome, so perhaps it’s no surprise that a new study reports high rates of stress and mental health conditions among students.
  • Spanish flu: the killer that still stalks us, 100 years on

    09/09/2018 9:42:57 AM PDT · by NRx · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09-09-2018 | Mark Honigsbaum
    One hundred years ago this month, just as the first world war was drawing to a fitful close, an influenza virus unlike any before or since swept across the British Isles, felling soldiers and civilians alike... ...On 11 September 1918, Lloyd George, riding high on news of recent Allied successes, arrived in Manchester to be presented with the keys to the city. Female munitions workers and soldiers home on furlough cheered his passage from Piccadilly train station to Albert Square. But later that evening, he developed a sore throat and fever and collapsed. He spent the next 10 days confined...
  • Patient develops 'black hairy tongue' from medication

    09/07/2018 10:40:23 AM PDT · by ETL · 53 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 7, 2018 | Alexandria Hein
    A 55-year-old patient complaining of nausea and a bad taste in her mouth was actually suffering from a rare condition known as “black hairy tongue.” A case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine said the patient, who was not identified by name, saw her tongue turn black after being prescribed medication for a bacterial infection. The patient had been admitted to the hospital after a severe motorcycle injury that injured both her legs. According to the report, the patient had developed a bacterial infection and was treated with intravenous meropenem and oral minocycline. She reported her nausea...
  • Liberal Law Professor: Milk is a 'Racist Tool' of 'White Supremacy'

    09/06/2018 7:57:24 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 81 replies
    NN ^ | 09/06/18 | Jay Greenberg
    A professor at George Washington University Law School has released a report claiming that milk is a "racist tool" that is used by "White supremacists." Legal Writing Professor Iselin Gambert writes in a new research paper, warning of the consequences of drinking milk can have on American society, saying: “Sociologist Professor E. Melanie Dupuis has studied the historical links between milk-drinking and manifestations of White supremacy in society.”
  • Amputation and Diabetes: How to Protect Your Feet

    08/30/2018 8:52:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! Lifestyle ^ | August 29, 2018 | Self Magazine
    Diabetes complications can include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly. The good news is that proper diabetes management and careful foot care can help prevent foot ulcers. In fact, better diabetes care is probably why the rates of lower limb amputations have gone down by more than 50 percent in the past 20 years. When foot ulcers do develop, it's important to get prompt care. More than 80 percent of amputations begin with foot ulcers. A nonhealing ulcer that causes severe damage to tissues and bone...
  • Immigrants and Disease

    08/29/2018 5:43:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has technical instructions for medical examination of prospective immigrants in their home countries before they are permitted to enter the U.S. They are screened for communicable and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps and HIV. They are also tested for syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases. The CDC also has medical screening guidelines for refugees. These screenings are usually performed 30 to 90...
  • Congo rolls out trial Ebola treatment as death toll rises and virus continues to spread

    08/26/2018 6:31:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    DW ^ | 08/25/2018
    The Health Ministry has said two people who received an experimental Ebola treatment have recovered. Yet officials are worried as the virus continues to spread into conflict areas. The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in eastern Congo has risen to 67 people, health officials said Saturday, with response efforts complicated by the virus spreading further into conflict areas. Since August 1, there have been 105 reported cases of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, of which 77 have been confirmed by laboratory tests, according to the Health Ministry. Eleven people have recovered from the virus,...
  • As CDOT Breaks Ground On I-70 Rebuild, Opposition Vows To Continue Fight

    08/25/2018 10:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Colordao Public Radio ^ | August 3, 2018 | Nathaniel Minor
    After nearly 15 years of planning, hundreds of public comments, and a handful of lawsuits, a page turned Friday morning for a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in north Denver.A slate of prominent transportation officials and politicians, including Gov. John Hickenlooper, formally broke ground on the $1.2 billion "Central 70" Project that will remake that section of freeway that officials call the lifeblood of the quickly growing Denver metro area."Without infrastructure, you can't grow. That's just a fact of life," Hickenlooper said after the event. "It's really building the foundation for the next 50 years of economic development for Colorado."Critics...
  • Brown researcher first to describe rapid-onset gender dysphoria

    08/23/2018 1:39:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 66 replies
    Brown University ^ | August 22, 2018
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- For individuals with gender dysphoria, the conflict between experienced gender identity and sex observed at birth produces significant emotional distress. Until recently, it was unusual for a teen to report initial feelings of gender dysphoria during or after puberty without childhood symptoms. Clinicians have reported that this kind of gender dysphoria is on the rise, particularly for patients whose sex was observed to be female at birth. Additionally, the numbers of adolescents seeking care for gender dysphoria has increased dramatically. It is unknown why these changes are occurring. This month, a Brown University researcher published...
  • Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine

    08/22/2018 7:52:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Science Nordic ^ | August 14, 2018 | Lise Brix, tr by Catherine Jex
    The University of Copenhagen in Denmark is home to a unique collection of Ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts. A large part of the collection has not yet been translated, leaving researchers in the dark about what they might contain. "A large part of the texts are still unpublished. Texts about medicine, botany, astronomy, astrology, and other sciences practiced in Ancient Egypt," says Egyptologist Kim Ryholt, Head of the Carlsberg Papyrus Collection at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark... "It's totally unique for me to be able to work with unpublished material. It doesn't happen in many places around the world," says PhD...
  • Amazon hires Mass Gen cardiologist in latest healthcare move

    08/21/2018 10:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Health Exec ^ | August 21, 2018 | Amy Baxter
    Online retail giant Amazon has made another splash into the healthcare pond by hiring cardiologist Maulik Majmudar, MD, . Majmudar, who announced he will be moving to “an exciting and challenging role” at Amazon via Twitter, is associate director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer at MIT. The new hire comes at a time when healthcare executives are beginning to see Amazon as a potential competitor and disruptor in the field, according to a recent survey. Majmudar did not specify the exact nature of the work he will be doing at Amazon, adding to...