How to live longer: Eating more of this food has been proven to increase life expectancy

When it comes to a long and joyous life who wouldn’t want to be able to add on a few more years? Increasing life expectancy allows many to enjoy their retirement and watch the children and grandchildren grow up. It’s common knowledge certain habits will deter this dream. Eating unhealthy foods, smoking, drinking excessively and not getting the adequate amount of exercise will […]

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Unemployed workers less likely to be uninsured post-ACA

(HealthDay)—Following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), unemployed workers were less likely to be uninsured, and uninsurance rates decreased more in states with Medicaid expansion, according to a report from the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Anuj Gangopadhyaya, Ph.D., and Bowen Garrett, Ph.D., from the Urban Institute Health Policy Center, compared health insurance coverage for working-age […]

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Coronavirus Cases Reach 1 Million Worldwide

Legislators throughout the nation are currently trying to slow the spread of the virus with “stay at home” orders. While the exact details of these regulations vary by location, the goal is the same: to reduce the rate of COVID-19 infection by requiring residents with non-essential jobs to stay in their homes, and only leave for necessary errands. President Donald […]

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Revisiting the potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry

Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. In a commentary publishing April 2 in the journal Cell, part of a special issue on medicine, researchers say it’s time for regulators, scientists, and the public to “revisit drugs that were once used […]

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Things you should and shouldn’t do after an acupuncture treatment

Traditional Chinese and Western medicine diverge over the idea of what acupuncture accomplishes. Eastern medicine sees acupuncture as a way of balancing life energy or life force, otherwise known as qi, by inserting needles into specific points along “pathways” called meridians. Western acupuncturists, on the other hand, see the procedure as a way to “stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue” […]

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Management of Sjögren’s syndrome with topical and systemic therapies

The European League Against Rheumatism, EULAR, has published recommendations for the management of patients with Sjögren’s syndrome with topical and systemic therapies. The therapeutic management of Sjögren’s syndrome (SjS) has not changed substantially in recent decades: treatment decisions remain challenging in clinical practice, without a specific therapeutic target beyond the relief of symptoms as the most important goal. In view […]

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6-Week-Old Baby from Connecticut Dies, Believed to Be World's Youngest Coronavirus Victim: Governor

A six-week-old baby in Connecticut has died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont shared the news on Twitter Wednesday, confirming that the infant’s death is the first pediatric fatality in the state. Lamont also said that the baby is one of the youngest to die “anywhere” from COVID-19 complications. “It is with heartbreaking sadness […]

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