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A new review in JAMA found that weight loss drugs may work for some, although side effects are still a concern.

#weightloss #prescriptiondrugs #safety
A review of previous research has found that weight loss drugs may work for some people, although side effects remain a concern.
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In the US, obesity remains a tough problem to solve: 35% men are obese, 40% women, and 17% children and teens.

#obesity #epidemic #trends
The latest findings on obesity in the United States show that, despite some drops in its prevalence, little progress has been made in tackling this epidemic.
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The World Health Organization is finally starting to push for more treatment of mental health problems around the world.

#mentalhealth #treatment #economics
Treating mental illness is not only a good medical decision, but it also makes good economic sense.
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Doctors are more likely to kill themselves than people in other professions, which leaves many looking for the source of this public health crisis.

#physiciansuicide   #suicide   #doctors   #medicalschool  
Doctors are more likely to kill themselves than people in other professions, which leaves many looking for the source of this public health crisis.
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With millions of people not getting enough sleep, companies have come up with a massive number of products to help you sleep better. But do they work?

#sleepbetter   #insomnia   #bluelight   #electronicdevices   #relaxation   #apps  
Technology is often blamed for ruining our sleep, but can all the sleep apps and devices on the market actually help us get the sleep we need?
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The snow is falling again (at least in Canada). This recipe for spiced hot apple cider will help keep you warm.

#hotapplecider #ginger #spiced  
When the weather first turns cold in fall, there's nothing better than a mug of hot apple cider to warm you up. Well, nothing better than spiced hot apple cider. Using grated fresh ginger gives this cider a little extra kick. Be sure to stock up on organic cider before the snow falls. You'll be thankful if you get snowed in.
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Gattaca, here we come.

#geneticengineering #genome #humans
A recent announcement that scientists will try to build the entire genetic code of a person from scratch has many wondering what the benefits of that technology are.
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Prescription meds can be so expensive that some older adults have to skip doses or cut back on essentials like food or heat.

#Medicare #seniors #PrescriptionDrugs #expensive
For seniors living on fixed incomes, especially those with multiple chronic conditions, the cost of medication can sometimes be too much to bear.
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One study says eat chocolate. The next says don't. What should you believe?

#medicalstudies #research #health
Understanding how medical research works and the problems that exist within the field can make it easier to know which medical studies to trust.
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If you own a Mac and use the Transmission website, take a look at this article about a new malware.

Transmission is one of the most popular Mac applications used to download software, videos, music and other data through the BitTorrent peer-to-peer information sharing network.

#Macintosh   #Macs   #malware   #Transmission  
Experts say some Macs may have their files encrypted on Monday if computer has been infected
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Move over arithmetic. Now there's something more peaceful.

#mindfulness #meditation #publicschools #yoga #children  
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Decline in SIDS deaths, but infants still face "triple threat."

#SIDS   #babies   #backsleeping  
Promoting healthy sleeping environments for babies has reduced deaths, but that’s only part of the story.
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Shawn Radcliffe is a science writer, yoga instructor, and creator of fiction, poetry, and humor. His work has appeared on Healthline, Men’s Fitness, Greater Good, Recovering Yogi, Elephant Journal, and more. His blog, Branáin — Ravenously Curious, contains science, health, creative, and humor writing. He lives north of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.