Help Pennington with soldiers’ study (lots of exercise, little sleep and food) and pocket $7,500 | Entertainment/Life

Dovie Salais

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is looking for a few good men. Specifically, 18 to 35 year olds who don’t mind lots of exercise, limited sleep and not enough food.

For those who do the work, a hefty $7,500 paycheck is waiting.

Called Optimizing Performance for Soldiers 2, the study seeks to solve a problem soldiers can face in combat, where long days and hard work have them burning through more

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Try These 7 Stretches to Relieve Upper Back Pain

Dovie Salais

Let’s face it: Our bodies’ design and the way we use them aren’t always compatible. That’s especially obvious when you take modern life and the ways most people spend their time into consideration. We’re not exactly doing ourselves any favors with our most common daily habits.



a man in a blue shirt: Spending hours at a desk or looking at a phone can cause stiffness and pain. These 7 stretches relieve back pain and make your body more loose and flexible.


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Spending hours at a desk or looking at a phone can cause stiffness and pain. These 7 stretches relieve

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7 Things Restaurant Entrepreneurs Must Do to Survive and Thrive During the Great Pandemic Depression

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The Great Pandemic Depression has taught us that there are two nonessential things that our society can’t live without: toilet paper and restaurants.  Both were not considered survival essentials in my The Survival of the Richest book (2016); that is, we can technically live without them.  Yet, at the beginning of the quarantine, there were actual fights over toilet paper in supermarkets all over the
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk in People With Diabetes | Health News

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By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

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MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer in obese people with diabetes, a new study finds.

For the study, the researchers analyzed 20 years of data from 1.4 million people, including more than 10,000 who’d had weight-loss surgery. About three-quarters of those who had weight-loss surgery were women.

People who’d had weight-loss surgery were less

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Importance of nutrition for women of all ages explained by a dietician

Dovie Salais

Healthy nutrition is a must for everybody. Women especially go through so many hormonal and physical changes in their life that maintaining a balanced diet with rich vitamins and nutrients becomes key to building good health. Nutrition is a crucial element for women, and this must be followed right from birth to old age as the nutrient requirements can be different at every phase of a women’s life. As girls

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Here’s How Many Times You Need to Ejaculate to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

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Attention men everywhere: You now have a great excuse to get it on in the bedroom. After all, it’s all in the name of science (and your health!)

That’s right! According to several studies, ejaculating frequently—during sex, masturbation, or while sleeping—can reduce men’s risk of prostate cancer.

A 2016 study got a bit more specific on what the researchers mean by “frequently.” After surveying 32,000 men from 1992

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Sanders Phillips Grossman Takes on Women’s Health Issues, Files Petition to Create ParaGard IUD MDL | News

Dovie Salais

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys for Sanders Phillips Grossman have petitioned the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to transfer ParaGard intrauterine device (IUD) lawsuits to the United States District Court for the Central District of California for pretrial consolidation and coordination.

Timothy Clark, Randi Kassan, and Lauren A. Welling filed a JPML Motion to Transfer on September 24 relating to the use of

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Chrissy Teigen hospitalized for bleeding during pregnancy: ‘It is scary’

Dovie Salais

Chrissy Teigen continues to deal with complications during her third pregnancy.

After weeks of “super serious bed rest,” the 34-year-old Cravings cookbook author, Lip Sync Battle host and model — who’s halfway through her high-risk pregnancy — has been hospitalized with excessive bleeding. She shared updates on social media, assuring fans she’s getting great care.

The bleeding “has been going on for a month,” Teigen revealed, but it worsened to

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How we can help the unemployed keep their health insurance

Dovie Salais

Keith Prisco is a stagehand at the United Center in Chicago and a proud union member of IATSE Local 2. Like tens of millions of Americans, he receives health insurance through his employer for himself and his family. The security of this coverage is even more important for Keith after he was diagnosed with leukemia four years ago. But when COVID-19 put a screeching halt on live events, that meant

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Fight election season burnout with these mental health tips

Dovie Salais

Staying involved in politics is tough. It seems like there is a new controversy in the news every day, and campaigns now last for so long that as soon as one election ends, the next crop of candidates appears. The non-stop political news, coupled with social media’s ability to keep us constantly tuned into every discussion, leads many people to want to disengage.



a woman posing for a picture: Elections can be stressful, but this moment—this moment is for you.


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Hundreds of Florida nursing home residents likely died indirectly from Hurricane Irma, study finds

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TAMPA, Fla. — Hurricane Irma caused the deaths of 134 Floridians in 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the indirect death count likely was much higher, according to a study released last week that examined the deaths of 695 seniors living in nursing homes in the 90 days after the storm.



a little girl sitting in a parking lot: Janice Connelly of Hollywood set up a makeshift memorial in memory of the senior citizens who died in the heat at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after Hurricane Irma in 2017.


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Janice Connelly of Hollywood set up a makeshift memorial

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Aerobic Exercise or Resistance Training?

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a boy sitting in front of a mountain: According to a review published in the journal Advances in Nutrition, combining aerobic exercise and strength training can help decrease abdominal fat.


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According to a review published in the journal Advances in Nutrition, combining aerobic exercise and strength training can help decrease abdominal fat.

  • According to a review published in the journal Advances in Nutrition, combining aerobic exercise and strength training can help decrease abdominal fat.
  • Having excess abdominal fat can increase your risk of health issues such as heart attack and stroke.

If you ask a trainer

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Selena Gomez “Went Into a Bit of a Depression” at the Beginning of COVID

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To celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Selena Gomez had a virtual visit with Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served as Surgeon General under the Obama Administration, during which they talked about warding off loneliness in a time where human connection is strained. Gomez, like so many of us, admits to going “into a bit of a depression” at the start of the

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Dexcom G6 Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Cost-Effective in UK

Dovie Salais

Wider use of the Dexcom G6 real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) system in the United Kingdom would be cost-effective in the long term, new research suggests.

The analysis was published in the October issue of Diabetes Care. The lead author of the article was Stéphane Roze, chief executive officer of the Vyoo Agency (formerly HEVA HEOR), which carries out medical cost-effectiveness analyses.

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care

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8 of the Best Foods to Eat for a Healthy Gut (Plus 4 to Avoid), According to Experts

Dovie Salais

An estimated 60 million to 70 million people in the United States are affected by digestive diseases. Maintaining a healthy gut (aka the digestive system) is key to maintaining your overall health. “Your gut is basically your second brain,” says Bethany Ugarte, gut health blogger and author of Digest This. “When your digestion does not work to its optimum best, you can get brain fog, fatigued, and become malnourished,

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Minnesota to allow more visits to nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Dovie Salais

More people soon will be able to visit loved ones in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The changes are set to go into effect on Saturday.

Right now people can visit elderly relatives at some nursing homes outside, through a window or as an essential caregiver.  That means people can visit a family member in their room and do caregiving tasks for them.

Not long ago, the state

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IBM launches COVID-19 health status app: HLTH 2020

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Dive Brief:

  • IBM Watson Health is launching an app for organizations to check people’s health status prior to letting them in public spaces like sports stadiums, airplanes and workplaces.
  • The app, called IBM Digital Health Pass, premiered at the virtual HLTH conference Monday. Users can present a verified health status based on different data sources, such as vaccination status or COVID-19 test, in order to enter public locations, with the
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Researchers get to the roots of chronic stress and depression

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A study in mice provides clues about the common molecular origins of chronic stress and depression. The discovery could inform new treatments for mood disorders.

Millions of years ago, our ancestors evolved the physiological responses needed to survive in the face of sudden threats from rivals and predators.

The release of hormones, including epinephrine (adrenaline), noradrenaline (norepinephrine), and the steroid hormone cortisol, trigger these “fight-or-flight” stress responses.

However, sustained or

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‘Don’t panic.’ Anti-diabetes medication recalled, may contain high levels of cancer-causing compound

Dovie Salais

Two pharmaceutical companies issued voluntary recalls Monday for metformin, an anti-diabetes drug, due to high levels of a cancer-causing compound, according to a release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.



a close up of a device: Unlike insulin, metformin lowers blood-sugar levels by squelching the liver’s tendency to release sugar into the bloodstream. Illustrates DIABETES-DRUG (category l), by Dan Hurley, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, June 16, 2015.


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Unlike insulin, metformin lowers blood-sugar levels by squelching the liver’s tendency to release sugar into the bloodstream. Illustrates DIABETES-DRUG (category l), by Dan Hurley, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, June

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Women With Prior SCAD Not Always at Risk of Recurrence in Pregnancy

Dovie Salais

Most women heed the advice to avoid pregnancy post-SCAD, but for others, this knowledge can aid in decision-making.

Female patients who have a history of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) do not necessarily face recurrent SCAD if they become pregnant, despite pregnancy being a known trigger of these rare but severe complications. The data, derived from a Mayo Clinic registry, were published online this week in JAMA Cardiology.

Marysia

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