Doctors and patient advocates are slamming the Senate Republicans’ healthcare plan – Business Insider

Phalinn Ooi/flickr Doctors and patient groups slammed the Better Care Reconciliation Act released by Republican Senators on Thursday, taking issue in particular with Medicaid cuts in the bill. The groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, and American Heart Association, are critical of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable [...]

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims – Fox News

A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding [...]

What Can Prevent Alzheimer’s? Here’s What the Evidence Shows – NBCNews.com

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There’s no strong evidence that anything prevents Alzheimer’s disease, but a few common-sense practices may help delay memory loss, a panel of experts said Thursday. They include controlling high blood pressure, regular exercise and specific memory training exercises. Outside of that, there’s no miracle cure and no surefire way to delay the loss of brain [...]

Lone Star tick bites can cause rare meat allergy in some people – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Higher temperatures in January mean an increase in ticks come summer. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story. Buzz60 Female “lone star ticks” are known for the white marking on their back.(Photo: James Gathany, None) With the warm summer months upon us, doctors are seeing more cases of a strange tick-related [...]

Horror as ‘half human half-beast’ is born to a sheep in South Africa – NEWS.com.au

Horror as ‘half human half-beast’ is born to a sheep in South Africa – NEWS.com.au

Are today’s teens more responsible about sex? – CBS News

When it comes to sex, teens may be more responsible than they’re often given credit for. According to new government data, the percentage of American teens having sex is lower than in decades past – and more teens who do have sex are now using contraception. The report, published by the CDC’s National Center for [...]

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter – The Sentinel

In this 2016 file photo, a woman receives a flu vaccine shot at a community fair in Brownsville, Texas. Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter – The Sentinel

Study: Legal Pot Linked to Increase in Auto Collisions – U.S. News & World Report

Study: Legal Pot Linked to Increase in Auto Collisions – U.S. News & World Report

Extra virgin olive oil staves off Alzheimer’s, preserves memory, new study shows – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there was a 54.5% jump in Alzheimer’s-related deaths over the span of 15 years. Veuer’s Nicholas Cardona has the inside scoop. Buzz60 Extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and staves off Alzheimer’s disease, according to Temple University researchers.(Photo: dulezidar, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Temple University [...]

Video shows woman demanding "white doctor" treat her son – CBS News

Video shows woman demanding "white doctor" treat her son – CBS News

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Video of a woman demanding for her son to be seen by a “white doctor” at a walk-in clinic in Ontario has gone viral.  CTV Toronto reports the four-minute argument was recorded by a patient in the waiting room at the Rapid Access to Medical Specialists clinic on Sunday.  In the video, [...]

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