Exercising in very cold weather could harm lungs over time, researcher cautions

People who enjoy exercising outside during winter need to be wary of the effects plunging temperatures can have on their lungs, according to a University of Alberta cold-weather exercise physiologist. “If it’s a really cold day in February, a high-intensity run or ski race could change your life,” said Michael Kennedy. He explained the problem with intense cold-weather exercise is […]

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Vegans face permanent numbness due to vitamin deficiency

Vegans face permanently numb hands and feet ‘if they don’t get enough vitamin B12’ as doctors urge followers of the diet to take the risks seriously Vegans are at higher risk of developing  peripheral neuropathy, experts warned Irreversible condition develops when nerves damaged due to lack of vitamin B12 Milk is high in B12, but plant-based substitutes don’t have enough of the […]

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Emergency room: Many patients are not an emergency

Many are familiar with the Situation in emergency departments of hospitals: long hours, overloaded Doctors and stressed nursing staff wait. In the case of four out of ten patients, no immediate Action would be necessary, however, as a Forsa-survey on behalf of the techniker Krankenkasse shows. For such cases, the physician on-call service is the right person to contact. 39 […]

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Deadlines could make people indulge in more calorific foods

How working under tight deadlines could encourage you to indulge in pizza, chocolate cake and sweets Scientists said time pressure triggers eating to compensate for feelings of loss Study participants had to complete tasks either against a clock or leisurely The former had higher cravings for chocolate cake and ate more sweets   Deadlines could encourage people to indulge in doughnuts, […]

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Study finds celebrity disclosures increase discussion of miscarriage on Twitter

A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study characterizes how Twitter users discuss miscarriage and preterm birth. Published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, the study finds that miscarriage disclosures by Michelle Obama and other public figures prompted spikes in discussion, and in other people sharing their own experiences of miscarriage. The study also gathered thousands of individuals’ tweeted […]

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Prenatal exposure to flame retardants linked to reading problems

A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons suggests that prenatal exposure to flame retardants may increase the risk of reading problems. The study was published in the January 2020 print edition of Environmental International. An estimated 2 million children have learning disorders; of these, about 80% have a reading disorder. Genetics account for […]

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Alphabet scoops up another former ONC head, Mayo Clinic's first chief digital officer and more digital health hires

Dr. Vindell Washington, the head on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT from August 2016 to January 2017, is the latest to jump on board at Alphabet’s Verily, according to tweets from fellow ONC vet-turned-Googler Dr. Karen DeSalvo, as well as from Verily’s communications lead. He comes directly from a position as Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

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