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Study: Uncertainty causes more stress than inevitable pain

Study: Uncertainty causes more stress than inevitable pain

LONDON, March 29 (UPI) — Ignorance may be bliss for some, but a recent study in England found people who were most unsure whether they would receive an electric shock were more stressed about it than those who knew they would be shocked. Researchers at University College London report uncertainty that something might happen, or [...]

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Preterm births tied to smog cost U.S. billions

Preterm births tied to smog cost U.S. billions

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 — Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of preterm birth, and the consequences may be costing the United States more than $4 billion a year, a new study estimates. In recent years, a number of studies have found that pregnant women exposed to heavy air pollution have a slightly [...]

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New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu

New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu

ATHENS, Ga., March 29  — Each year, researchers identify influenza strains expected to circulate during flu season and manufacture a vaccine aimed at them. Many years, strains not expected to pose a threat emerge, sickening people who have been vaccinated. Scientists at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur developed a vaccine forH1N1 influenza that [...]

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How to Manage Higher Health Insurance Costs in 2016

How to Manage Higher Health Insurance Costs in 2016

If you have health insurance, there’s a good chance you’ll pay more for it in 2016. Health care and health insurance costs increase year to year, like most expenses. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, growth in premiums has mostly slowed (as has the rise in health care costs overall), while your share [...]

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The Benefits of Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Over Ordinary Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Benefits of Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Over Ordinary Cardiac Rehabilitation

Despite considerable progress in prevention and treatment, heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States. When patients suffer from a heart attack or other cardiac event, it’s critical that they get appropriate care and adopt lifestyle changes to prevent future damage. Participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program has been proven [...]

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How to Get the Best Plan When You Have a Chronic Illness

How to Get the Best Plan When You Have a Chronic Illness

Purchasing medical coverage on one of the health exchanges is complicated enough. Add a chronic illness to the mix, and it can be downright impossible to choose the right plan. People suffering from chronic illnesses often take multiple medications and have an army of specialists and a preferred physician, all of which has to be [...]

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Michigan outlines Flint recovery plan

Michigan outlines Flint recovery plan

Michigan’s government on Monday released goals to help the city of Flint recover from a health crisis caused by the lead contamination of its drinking water. The plan, involving several state agencies, is meant to address water infrastructure shortcomings and the health of children who have tested for high lead levels in their blood, expand [...]

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In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In a tiny patch of tall trees and tangled undergrowth near the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Zika-carrying mosquitoes buzz around local people who are unperturbed by the global health emergency that the virus has triggered. “Zika? That one I have never heard about – what kind of disease is that?” said Julius Makumbi, [...]

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Are you as fit as President Obama? White House releases enviable check-up report

Are you as fit as President Obama? White House releases enviable check-up report

He’s 54 years old, just over six feet tall and weighs 175 pounds. His blood pressure is low, cholesterol level enviable and resting heart rate well below average. Did we forget to mention that this man also has a (very, very important) full-time job? The White House just released a physician’s report from President Obama’s [...]

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Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

Rats Depress People More Than Crime Does, Study Finds

A not-so-surprising new study finds that people don’t like rats. But what may be truly surprising is that rats — more than crime or other signs of urban decay — may make people depressed. Rats eat discarded food. Kirsty Wigglesworth / PA Wire via AP People living in Baltimore’s low-income neighborhoods who see rats as [...]

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Lawyer Says Turing Execs Warned Shkreli Against Drug Price Hike

Lawyer Says Turing Execs Warned Shkreli Against Drug Price Hike

The former top lawyer for Turing Pharmaceuticals says he and other executives warned Martin Shkreli against the drastic price hike that triggered a national backlash against the company and its 32-year-old CEO. Turing’s former general counsel will tell Senate lawmakers that the fiftyfold price increase on Daraprim, a drug used to treat life-threatening parasitic infections, [...]

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Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Which operation has the United Nations bungled most badly? The ponderous response to the Ebola epidemic — or the ongoing deployment of 4,500 troops in Haiti? Or was it the dispatch of peacekeepers to the Central African Republic who have ended up accused of raping and abusing the people they’re supposed to be looking out [...]

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