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Growing concern over the safety of energy drinks and their potential impact on health

Growing concern over the safety of energy drinks and their potential impact on health

Growing Concern Over the Safety of Energy Drinks and Their Potential Impact on Health Energy drinks are widely consumed worldwide and are especially popular among youth and young adults. While they may temporarily provide a boost of caffeine and other ingredients, growing concerns over their safety and potential health impact have come to light in …

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Doctors protest inadequate funding for rural healthcare facilities

Doctors protest inadequate funding for rural healthcare facilities

Doctors Protest Inadequate Funding for Rural Healthcare Facilities Recently, doctors and other healthcare providers from all over the country have been voicing their complaints and frustration over the inadequate funding they receive for rural healthcare facilities. Why Is There An Inadequate Funding Issue? The main issue with rural healthcare funding is that rural areas often …

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Exercise found to be as effective as medication for depression treatment

Exercise found to be as effective as medication for depression treatment

Exercise Found to be as Effective as Medication for Depression Treatment Regular physical activity has been found to be as effective as medication for treating major depression. People who participated in daily exercise for 30 minutes were compared to those being treated with anti-depressants. The study found that both treatments were equally effective in treating …

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Major insurance company announces plan to cover alternative therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic care

Major insurance company announces plan to cover alternative therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic care

A major insurance company has announced a plan to include alternative therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic care as part of their coverage. This is a welcome change in the health care industry, offering patients access to therapies that may not be available through conventional means. More Covered Therapies The insurance company has added more …

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Air pollution linked to increased risk of heart disease and stroke

Air pollution linked to increased risk of heart disease and stroke

Air Pollution Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke Air pollution poses far greater risk to public health than previously thought, with recent studies finding links to increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Health Effects Chronic exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and related diseases. These …

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FDA warns of serious side effects associated with common antidepressant medication

FDA warns of serious side effects associated with common antidepressant medication

FDA Warns of Serious Side Effects Associated with Common Antidepressant Medication The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned against the serious side effects associated with using antidepressant medications. This warning applies to SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), a type of drug used to treat depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. Potentially Serious Side …

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Controversial new law allows healthcare providers to discriminate against LGBTQ+ patients

Controversial new law allows healthcare providers to discriminate against LGBTQ+ patients

A law recently passed in the US allows healthcare facilities and providers the right to deny services or treatment to LGBTQ+ patients. This law, meant to protect healthcare workers from “permanent or adverse employment action” if they do not wish to provide care to a patient due to religious or moral convictions, has sparked controversy …

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Childhood obesity rates continue to rise, experts warn of long-term consequences

Childhood obesity rates continue to rise, experts warn of long-term consequences

Childhood Obesity Rates Continue to Rise, Experts Warn of Long-Term Consequences Childhood obesity rates have been rising over the last decade, and experts are warning of the long-term consequences it can have on a child’s health. With confusion over nutrition and a lack of physical activity, more children are facing the risk of diseases, including …

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Major healthcare provider announces partnership with leading pharmaceutical company

Major healthcare provider announces partnership with leading pharmaceutical company

The healthcare industry has seen some big changes in recent years. One of those is the announcement of a new partnership between a major healthcare provider and a leading pharmaceutical company. The two companies have come together to create a collaborative agreement to make treatments more affordable and accessible to the public. Benefits of the …

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Experts warn of increasing rates of STDs among young people

Experts warn of increasing rates of STDs among young people

Recent Warning: Increased STDs among Young People Recent studies show that the amount of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is increasing quickly among young people. This is causing alarm among both experts and parents alike, as unchecked and untreated STDs can have severe long-term healthcare implications. STDs on the Rise Studies show that promising increases in …

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