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Omega-3 fatty acid medications can boost cardiovascular health

As cases of obesity and diabetes are on the rise, so are their complications. One complication that has recently been a point of focus for the American Heart Association (AHA) is high triglyceride levels. Prescription medication with omega-3 fatty acids may have cardiovascular benefits, new research suggests. Triglycerides are fats in the blood. Some are naturally produced by the liver, while ... Read More »

2 weeks after being hospitalised, ex-finance minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates

The health of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is admitted to AIIMS, deteriorated on Friday, hospital sources said. Arun Jaitley was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Arun Jaitley’s health since August 10. Hospital sources on Tuesday said he is ... Read More »

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

A coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyoming. Photograph: J David Ake/AP People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become a matter of growing concern as an increasing number of studies have found links to conditions ranging from asthma to dementia and various types of cancer. There are ... Read More »

Is soya bad for women’s health?

Consumed in many traditional Asian populations for millennia, soya has only been a common part of the Western diet for around 60 years. Now, many of our supermarkets are full of soy milk alternatives, soy burgers and other soya-based meat replacements – not to mention traditional soy-based products like tofu, tempeh, soya milk, miso and soya sauce. In the meantime, soya has ... Read More »

Diabetes overtreatment seriously endangers health

People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if they receive too much glucose lowering therapy. New research now warns that many people with diabetes face that risk. Many people receive too intensive a treatment for diabetes. In 2018, Medical News Today reported on a study warning that many people with type ... Read More »

Dropping Medicare for employer health coverage may trip you up

For some retirees who are on Medicare, the workforce ends up beckoning them back — and one result can be employer-sponsored health insurance. While that coverage could mean you (and your spouse) are able to drop parts of Medicare and pick them back up again down the road without paying penalties, the move might come with snags. “The process is ... Read More »

AFL takes lead on mental health issues in positive if long overdue move

 Jack Steven told his St Kilda teammates in February he would take time away from the game to deal with mental health issues. Photograph: Jonathan DiMaggio/AFL Photos/via Getty Images In 2016, Tom Boyd wrote his name into the folklore of the Western Bulldogs when he helped bring the AFL premiership cup to Whitten Oval. His fourth-quarter goal from outside the 50m arc ... Read More »

FDA cracks down on rogue CBD products touting unproven health claims

The FDA is trying to speed up its work to institute regulatory policies surrounding the rapidly growing CBD market while several companies sell products with unproven medical claims(Credit: Omstudio/Depositphotos) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on a number of companies selling cannabidiol (CBD) products accompanied by unsubstantiated health claims. The latest target is a company called Curaleaf, ... Read More »

Students can now take ‘mental health days’ off from school in Oregon—here’s why

As the amount of money companies spend on the mental health of their employees continues to rise, there has been a movement among workersand employers alike to make mental health a priority and even to destigmatize such issues with “mental health days” off for professionals. Now the trend seems to be making its way into schools too. A new Oregon law allows students there ... Read More »

More evidence that pets benefit mental health

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. Petting a cat or a dog reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical News Todayreported on included several testimonials from people living with mental ... Read More »