July 18, 2019

Sex can help improve health of Parkinson’s patients

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From Newsmax Can sex help improve the health of a Parkinson’s patient? It might — at least for some. So claims a new two-year study that tracked the sexual habits and disease progression among 355 Parkinson’s patients. “This is in line with data showing a close relationship between sexual health and general health, both in […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

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From BBC The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern”. The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. But the WHO stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of the disease spreading outside the […]

How pollution particles enter the brain

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Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. From Newsmax One of the entry routes for pollution is through the nose. A number of studies have shown that chemicals and particles — especially fine and ultrafine particles — can enter nerves in the nose and travel to the olfactory bulb, which is a structure in the front of the […]

Digital health is growing fast — but at what cost?

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By Chris Hogg From TechCrunch Silicon Valley is obsessed with growth. And for digital health startups, that obsession is not only misguided, but dangerous. The prevailing idea in the tech industry is that to succeed, you have to be ready to sell your idea, no matter how far along your idea really is. You’re encouraged […]

Seniors with previous health problems increase longevity with physical activity

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From Newsmax Stop agonizing over the decades you spent glued to the couch. New research shows that physically active middle-aged and older adults live longer — even if they were inactive when they were younger. And that’s even if they had previous serious health problems, according to the British study. “These results are encouraging, not […]

Camping with the family: 8 things to make sure you have the best camping experience

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Spending time outdoors is what we all strive for since our lives have become so fast paced and rushed. Stress has become a daily companion; so good back to basics break away every once in a while can be very liberating and freeing. Just getting in your car and driving to a peaceful destination, somewhere […]

Green America: “Skip the Slip” report finds only 3 major retailers get “A” score for receipt practices

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Rise in Consumption of Paper Receipts: 3/4 of Companies offer BPA and BPS Coated Paper Receipts; Green America Report Highlights Some Improvements. WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 25, 2019—Only three retailers – Best Buy, Apple and Ben & Jerry’s – get top marks in how they deal with electronic and paper receipts, according to a Green America report providing […]

INTERREG CARES : Caribbean Medical experts meet in Guadeloupe to discuss advancements in health cooperation

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Monday, June 24, 2019 — The Regional Health Agency of Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and major healthcare stakeholders of Guadeloupe and Martinique convened the 2nd Steering Committee of the INTERREG CARES project “Cooperation, Accessibility, Referrals, E-information System”, in Guadeloupe on June 14-15 2019. The 5 million Euro project aims to […]

This simple activity might keep your brain 10 years younger

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By Mary Daly from Care2 Would you make a simple activity a habit if it had notable benefits for your cognitive function? The answer seems like a no-brainer. Cognitive decline is a common part of the aging process. But the good news is there are several ways to sustain — and possibly even improve — your cognitive […]

Reducing plastic pollution/small businesses recognized – CA and VT Firms win $5000 award for plastic waste cutting

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2 SMALL BUSINESSES RECOGNIZED FOR PLASTIC PRODUCT ALTERNATIVES “No Plastics”: Vermont & California Companies in Business to Reduce Waste Win the People and Planet Award. WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 20, 2019—Green America’s People & Planet Award recognized two small businesses offering innovative plastic-alternative products to help reduce plastic pollution, a growing problem globally. “No Plastics” was the theme of […]