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Study: Good Cholesterol is Less Beneficial Than Thought

According to new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, “low levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with higher risk of heart attack among White adults, but the same was not true among Black adults. Also, higher levels of HDL cholesterol were not found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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The World’s Greatest Stretch

Recently I came across this Stylist magazine article about the World’s Greatest Stretch via the pocket app. After my brief search on Google, I learnt that many others also write about this stretch favorably. As a big fan and practitioner of body stretches, it attracted my attention and thought to make notes for possible incorporation […]

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Keeping Blood Pressure Low

In this CNN article, Sandee LaMotte writes quoting from a recent study that when the blood pressure value increased above 150 mmHg (higher number) or the low number above 90 mmHg, then there was increased risk of Covid-19. Referring to a study out of New England and published recently in the journal PLOS One, CNN […]

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Perfect Time to Get Flu Shot

The Atlantic’s staff writer Katherine J. Wu writes in a recent article that even after 60 years after recommending annual flu shot, health experts reportedly don’t agree on its “optimal time to receive the vaccine—or even the number of injections that should be doled out”. Referring to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Survey: Mental Health Crisis in US

According to a recent survey conducted by the CNN and Kaiser Family Foundation, 90% of the 2000 adults surveyed reportedly agreed that “there is currently a mental health crisis in the U.S.“. When asked to rate the severity of six specific mental health concerns, the CNN writes “Americans put the opioid epidemic near the top, […]

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Rainbow Fentanyl

There is reportedly a renewed concerns among healthcare professionals that a new multi-colored fentanyl, also known as “rainbow fentanyl” available as pills, powder and blocks, is being sold and used in several Us States, CNN writes. “Rainbow fentanyl comes in bright colors and can be used in the form of pills or powder that contain […]

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Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency in US

According to Politico, the White House and US public health experts “plan to use public health emergency authorities to speed up the distribution of the monkeypox vaccine”. Quoting senior administration officials, Politico writes “A decision memo created by the Department of Health and Human Services has circulated through U.S. health agencies over the past week […]

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Gottlieb: Monkeypox a Public Healthcare Failure

Quoting from the Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb‘s OpEd on The New York Times, The Hill writes that the federal government’s healthcare infrastructure is not capable of dealing with public health emergencies like Covid-19 and monkeypox. In thee OpEd, Gottlieb writes: “Our country’s response to monkeypox ‌‌has been plagued by the […]

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CDC: Monkeypox a Nationally Notifiable Condition

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly set to declare “monkeypox a nationally notifiable condition” effective August 1, thus directing states across the country to share surveillance data, including case numbers, Politico writes. According to recent CDC data, there are nearly 3,600 monkeypox cases reported in the US, including 439 cases […]

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Best Time To Do Exercise

According to a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, researchers reportedly “discovered that this question is considerably more important than these limitations. This is because new research indicates that the time of day (Exercise Time Of Day, ETOD) might affect how beneficial exercise is.” Principal investigator Dr. Paul J Arciero, a professor […]