China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest, most festive holiday. The number of confirmed cases around the world climbed sharply to more than 850, with at least 25 […]

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Quinn on Nutrition: What you may not know about carrots

How do you know when a carrot is dehydrated? Why should we care? I found the answer plus other interesting facts about my favorite vegetable in a recent article by registered dietitian Bethany Oxender in Food & Nutrition magazine, a publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I’ve highlighted a few here: Carrots were not always harvested for their […]

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Best supplements for arthritis: Three ‘natural’ supplements proven to ease joint pain

Arthritis is an umbrella term for a range of conditions that cause pain and inflammation in a joint. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are the two most common forms of arthritis, and, while they bear similar symptoms, they are distinguishable by their cause. RA is an autoimmune condition, meaning the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks normal cells, and osteoarthritis […]

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You CAN beat the curse of broken sleep

You CAN beat the curse of broken sleep: A good night’s rest is key to staying healthy — now the latest part of our sleep series shows how you can fight back Problems with sleep like insomnia often down to problems with the body clock We fall asleep naturally when the body clock drive for us to be awake drops […]

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Brain networks come online during adolescence to prepare teenagers for adult life

New brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Adolescence is a time of major change in life, with increasing social and cognitive skills and independence, but also […]

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Sequoia Project offers guidance on forthcoming information blocking rules

Non-profit organization The Sequoia Project has published a new document that provides actionable implementation guidance and feedback in anticipation of the new information blocking rules, expected soon from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Section 4004 of the 21st Century Cures Act prohibits “information blocking” and authorizes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to identify […]

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The link between antibiotics and obesity in children doesn’t mean you need to avoid antibiotics

Australian children have one of the highest rates of antibiotic use in the world. More than half have received at least one course by their first birthday. While antibiotics are one of the miracles of modern health care, they have some drawbacks. The overuse of antibiotics increases the risk of bacterial resistance in the wider community. For individual children, antibiotics […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I believe we should ban IVF babies

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: It’s controversial, yes, but I believe we should ban IVF babies Ever since Louise Brown, the world’s first ‘test-tube baby’, was born in 1978, medical science has made incredible progress in developing techniques to help couples who are struggling to conceive. These advances have bred a perception that conception is a right rather than a […]

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