Zipfel named head of neurosurgery

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, a noted expert on aneurysms and other disorders of blood vessels in the brain, has been named head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Zipfel also will become neurosurgeon-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He will begin his new roles July 1. David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for […]

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Public Health England will launch review into gambling harms

Public Health England will launch review into the harmful effects of problem gambling as part of three-year crackdown on the industry The government will work with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware  The coalition will develop a way to make ‘significant’ progress on the addiction   30,000 calls per year are now answered by the National Gambling Helpline Health experts and betting companies […]

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Number of women who aren’t physically active enough is high and growing: Health care costs lower for women who do exercise enough

Using data from a national survey representing more than 19 million U.S. women with established cardiovascular disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that more than half of women with the condition do not do enough physical activity and those numbers have grown over the last decade. These results imply that targeted counseling to exercise more could reduce risk of cardiovascular […]

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Minor sleep loss can put your job at risk, study finds

Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions. A new study published in the Sleep Health (Journal of the National Sleep Foundation) finds shorting your sleep routine during the work-week greatly interferes with job performance. University of South Florida researchers found workers are more likely to […]

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Sub-optimal food allergy knowledge and attitudes among restaurant staff

A new study of restaurant staff reveals low levels of food allergy knowledge and negative attitudes about serving people with food allergies, while exploring key factors that might influence such knowledge and attitudes. Adrian Loerbroks of the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on April 24, 2019. More than 10 percent […]

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5 Warning Signs You Have A Toxic Friend

You’re supposed to enjoy talking and hanging out with your friends, so what happens when the thought of interacting with one of them fills you with dread? You might have a toxic friendship on your hands. The health of a relationship is totally subjective, of course. But if a friend consistently makes you feel something other than, umm, good, it might […]

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Physical activity may offset health risks of desk-bound work

According to the study, physical activity is particularly important for people who sit a lot. Reducing sitting would be a good start but is not enough: the most important lifestyle change for such people would be to look for or create opportunities to move more daily. A weekly dose of at least 150 minutes of physical activity could substantially reduce […]

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Researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer

Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most popular weed killer. In the first study of its kind, the researchers saw descendants of exposed rats developing prostate, kidney and ovarian diseases, obesity and birth abnormalities. Michael Skinner, a WSU professor […]

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