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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 »

Cutting Calories May Improve Your Health Even If You’re Not Trying to Lose Weight

Calorie restriction is typically associated with weight loss. But a growing body of research suggests a lower-calorie diet may bring a range of other health benefits, even for those who aren’t trying to drop pounds. The latest study, published July 11 in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggests that cutting just 300 calories a day, while maintaining an otherwise healthy diet, ... Read More »

Health Experts Agree on 7 Nutrients to Make You Feel Happy and Healthy

Dietary nutrients are critical for brain structure and function, so they have a potentially profound impact on mental health. An increasingly robust body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and nutrient deficiencies, and to the protective value of healthy diets — along with select nutritional supplements as required — for maintaining and promoting mental health. Research literature ... Read More »

Union Budget 2019-20: Hardly any mention of health sector in Budget speech

There was hardly any mention of healthcare in Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget speech. It did not touch upon even flagship schemes of the Narendra Modi government as expected by experts. Instead, Sitharaman just gave a passing reference to the sector, stating that according to the vision presented in the interim budget, a healthy society would remain ... Read More »

Facebook’s Health Crackdown: Brainstorm Health

Good afternoon, readers! (The 4th of July weekend is almost upon us, we’ll make it.) Facebook has, for a variety of reasons, become a central target for privacy, media, and health care watchdog organizations alike. The company announced Tuesday that it’s making moves to mitigate its own role in perpetuating false health information via its platform. “We know that people don’t ... Read More »

Breaking Down Health Care Silos

A patient we’ll call Bonnie has been on dialysis for five years, making the difficult trip three times a week to a clinic to sit for hours hooked up to a machine that filters toxins from her blood. Bonnie is 65 and suffers from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the gradual failure of her kidneys. She has chronically low blood pressure, ... Read More »

5 Ways Tech Could Keep Us Living Longer: Health Innovations The Rich Are Investing In

As technological innovations in healthcare advance, the human race edges ever closer to the dream of eternal youth. But some people want to get there faster than others, and if you’re a billionaire with money to burn – then why would you not make use of your vast fortunes to achieve the goal of unearthing that mystical fountain of youth? ... Read More »

Trump’s new health care plan, health reimbursement accounts, explained

President Donald Trump’s new health care plan: health reimbursement accounts. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Trump long ago gave up on his promise to deliver “health care for everybody,” but his administration does have something else in mind: health reimbursement accounts. The Trump administration finalized some new regulations late last week for those tax-preferred accounts. In short, employers can pay money into ... Read More »