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E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in high school

E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in high school

New numbers from a study funded by the government show vaping has doubled among high-schoolers this year compared to last . "When we see rates of around 6 percent of high school seniors smoking marijuana on a daily or near-daily basis, that's an bad lot of kids whose memory may be impaired and their brains aren't working at full steam at the exact time when they need to be", Compton said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Christmas Eve Presents Highest Risk of Holiday Heart Attack, Study Finds

Christmas Eve Presents Highest Risk of Holiday Heart Attack, Study Finds

They also found that heart attacks happen more frequently early in the morning than any other time of day as well. The holidays are supposed to a happy time. "We do not know for sure but emotional distress with acute experience of anger, anxiety, sadness, grief, and stress increases the risk of a heart attack", said researcher David Erlinge, of Lund University's Department of Cardiology, to The Telegraph . Consulte Mais Informação

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GSK and Pfizer to combine consumer health businesses

GSK and Pfizer to combine consumer health businesses

The combination of the two divisions will bring together two large portfolios of consumer health brands, which include GSK's Sensodyne, Voltaren and Panadol, and Pfizer's Advil, Centrum and Caltrate. Pfizer, which already has a long-standing HIV medicines joint venture with GSK, said the transaction would be slightly accretive in each of the first three years after it closed. Consulte Mais Informação

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States' credit quality threatened by Obamacare ruling, S&P says

States' credit quality threatened by Obamacare ruling, S&P says

The Trump administration said it had a contingency plan in case a court struck Obamacare's patient protections - though it never revealed what the plan was, or how it would keep vulnerable Americans covered. Gone would be limits on annual out-of-pocket expenses, which provide greater financial protection for people with job-based coverage. Alternatively, the US House of Representatives, which will have a Democratic majority next term, has indicated that it may seek to intervene in the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Fitbit OS 3.0 Brings New Third-party Apps, Improved Dashboard

The most major update is to the dashboard, where you'll now see more details about your exercise and sleep. Alongside the update, 10 new apps have arrived in the Fitbit App Gallery. Fitbit is opening up its API for advanced developer capabilities, allowing its 44,000-strong dev community to utilize their own algorithms and record custom exercise sessions when building third-party apps. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law previous year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance invalidated the entire Obamacare law. Republicans in Congress are already facing a precarious political fight over government funding , which will expire on December 21. If O'Connor's ruling stands, it would deal a major blow to the US health care system. Consulte Mais Informação

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Senators speak out on Obamacare ruling

Senators speak out on Obamacare ruling

Democrats, however, have said they'll hold the GOP to its commitment to retain popular provisions of the law, such as guaranteed coverage for those with pre-existing health conditions. "But it is not the final word and we must do everything we can to stop this sabotage because if it succeeds, insurance companies will again be able to deny coverage or charge higher premiums for more than 2 million people in Wisconsin with a pre-existing condition". Consulte Mais Informação

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White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

President Donald Trump said last week he would be "proud" to have a shutdown to get Congress to approve a $5 billion down payment to fulfill his campaign promise to build a border wall. "There's absolutely no excuse to shut down government on this issue or any other issue", said Collins, who added of her proposal: "I hope it would be good enough for the president ..." Even if a shutdown does happen this month, it would likely have a smaller impact than others in recent years. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump Celebrates Texas Judge's Obamacare Decision

Trump Celebrates Texas Judge's Obamacare Decision

Two Republicans - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his Wisconsin counterpart Brad Schimel led the legal challenge. O'Connor is a conservative Republican appointee who previously blocked other Obama-era policies. Jost noted that in the 2012 case in which the Supreme Court upheld the ACA , a lower appeals court had found the individual mandate unlawful, but ruled it could be severed from the rest of the law. Consulte Mais Informação

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Open enrollment for health insurance marketplace closes Saturday

Open enrollment for health insurance marketplace closes Saturday

They claimed that when Congress repealed the tax penalty a year ago, it eliminated the US Supreme Court's rationale for finding the ACA constitutional in 2012. By phone . Consumers can call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). To help boost enrollment before Saturday's open enrollment deadline, former President Barack Obama and other high-profile Democrats have embarked on a social media blitz to remind people to sign up. Consulte Mais Informação

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Stethoscopes carry broad range of bacteria - even after cleaning

Stethoscopes carry broad range of bacteria - even after cleaning

Other bacteria that can lead to health care-associated infections, including Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter, were also found on numerous stethoscopes, though in small quantities. They also assessed 20 more practitioner stethoscopes before and after cleaning by the practitioner according to their usual method, which included the use of alcohol swabs, hydrogen peroxide wipes or bleach wipes used for different durations. Consulte Mais Informação

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J&J shares drop 6% following report over asbestos

At the same time, company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers anxious about the problem and how to address it but did not disclose the issue to regulators or the public. The news agency also noted that J&J failed to tell the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they at least three tests by three different labs from 1972 to 1975 had found asbestos in its talc, with one case at levels reported as '€rather high'. Consulte Mais Informação

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Christmas Eve sees 15 per cent more heart attacks than typical day

Christmas Eve sees 15 per cent more heart attacks than typical day

Academics compared the dates and times of 280,000 heart attacks to take place over 16 years in Sweden . The researchers say that the risk is greatest in over-75s and in those with diabetes and heart disease. People were also more likely to experience a heart attack early in the morning at 8am and on Mondays. Unlike previous studies, no increased risk was seen during sports events or during the Easter period. Consulte Mais Informação

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Excessive exposure to electronic displays would change the brain of children

Excessive exposure to electronic displays would change the brain of children

Christakis also helped develop the current American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines on screen time . "We don't know if it's being caused by the screen time ". Objective: to understand the impact of screens on their brain, their emotional development and their mental health. An interactive app with colors, sounds, and lights is more gratifying, for example, than playing with a plastic guitar or an iPad playing musical notes in the same pilot study. Consulte Mais Informação

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