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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Is your medicine vegan? Probably not
NPR
Go looking for animal products, and apparently you will find them everywhere. That's the takeaway from the book Veganissimo A to Z, recently translated into English for the first time. When it comes to pharmaceuticals, the authors say, there's a surprising amount of animal in many of those pills in your medicine cabinet. And that can present vegans with serious quandaries, pitting their health against their ideals.
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Using downward dogs to treat depression
CNN
Scientists have cited evidence that the practice of yoga may affect the human body in ways similar to antidepressants and psychotherapy. One study of biomarkers, for example, found that yoga influences brain chemicals by boosting serotonin levels, lowers inflammation, reduces oxidative stress and exerts a positive influence on other key elements of the human body that play a role in mental health.
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Preventive care coverage a mystery to many patients
American Medical News
Three years into the Affordable Care Act's declaration that private health plans pick up the full rate for many preventive services, 3 out of every 10 patients still aren't sure about what their insurer will cover.
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DIET & NUTRITION


Even moderate drinking may be risky with hepatitis C
Reuters
For people with the chronic liver infection hepatitis C, heavy drinking is an obvious no-no, but a new study links even modest alcohol consumption with an increased risk of death — and not just from liver disease.
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6 ways to naturally boost your metabolism
By Jeff White
How is it some people can eat whatever they want, whenever they want and never gain any weight, while others simply look at food and gain 10 pounds? Nobody said life was fair. If you're the type who gains weight easier than you'd like, you might be the victim of a slow metabolism. A key factor in losing excess weight — and body fat — is to speed up your metabolism. There are many diet products out there that claim to do this, but there are several natural ways to change your metabolism from a turtle's pace to that of a rocket ship.
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VITAMINS & PHARMACEUTICALS


Omega-3 DHA may prevent earliest preemies
Reuters
For pregnant women, supplements of an omega-3 fatty acid called Docosahexaenoic acid may help to reduce the likelihood of giving birth very prematurely, according to a new study. The results add to evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplements make pregnancy last a little longer, which means more development time for babies before birth, less hospital time after birth and a better long-term health outlook.
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Sports supplement linked to cardiac issues, death
Healthline via Yahoo
The Army is investigating a popular workout booster ingredient called dimethylamylamine and its potential link to the deaths of two soldiers at U.S. military bases. Americans spend more than $100 million a year on sports supplements containing DMAA, which is also known as "geranium extract" because it can supposedly be found in Chinese geraniums.
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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


Cardiac arrest survivors have better outlook than doctors think
NPR
Every day something like 550 hospitalized Americans suffer cardiac arrest. That's bad news. Only about one in five will live to leave the hospital. But for the lucky 44,000 a year who are resuscitated and survive, the outlook is much better than expected, authors of a new study say.
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Dermatologist suggests Botox as a possible treatment for depression
Public Radio International
VideoBriefResearchers, in preliminary research, have found Botox might bring relief to patients suffering from depression or anger issues. Though Botox is typically used cosmetically and for a number of health issues, some hope this means it could be used for mental health reasons in the future.
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Diabetes costs hit $245 billion in 2012
HealthLeaders Media
The nearly 22.3 million Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes cost $245 billion in medical care and lost productivity in 2012, a 41 percent increase from the $174 billion estimate in 2007, the American Diabetes Association said.
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FAST FACTS
"Several factors can contribute to obesity, including genetics, family lifestyle and a lack of sleep, according to the Mayo Clinic."


 

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