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In American culture, it's bad to be fat. Rarely is this more apparent than at the start of the new year, when diet culture, fat phobia and capitalism converge. Exploiting body shame and people's desire for renewal, weight loss companies ramp up ads, gyms reduce rates and diet comp...


Your body needs omega-3 fatty acids for health. Why? Quite simply, these fats may help reduce inflammation. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Your body...


Fewer people with alcohol and drug problems are being treated since responsibility for their care was shifted from the NHS to local councils in England, a former Conservative health minister has found. Patients’ care has become poorer, specialist detoxification beds are now harder to access and th...


Extreme meditation retreat, where participants practice for 10 hours daily, leads to significant changes to 220 genes linked to immune system. GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Meditating for a few minutes each day may be the first step in helping the body fight off cancer and viruses like COVID-19, a new study...


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Nearly 14 million Americans now covered through ACA marketplace plans. More than 2 million new people have obtained health insurance through Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace plans during the 2021 open enrollment period, bringing the total number of people with ACA covera...


close 01/5 Protect yourself from hypertension and heart disease with this warm drink The world is experiencing the third wave of the global pandemic, Covid-19. With the Omicron variant becoming the dominant strain of the Coronavirus, all of us are finding it difficult to keep up with the...



Spike in autoimmune diseases blamed on fast food: scientists  New York Post Autoimmune disease spike blamed on Western diet, scientists say  Fox NewsFast-food diets are confusing people's immune systems and leading to a rise in autoimmune diseases  Daily MailWestern die...


Payers maintain one of the few remaining ways of holding accountable the 15 percent of U.S. adults unvaccinated against COVID-19: leveraging insurance surcharges and discounts, columnist Glenn Altschuler wrote in a Jan. 10 column for The Hill .  Hospitals are once again reaching dangerous capaciti...


Scientists Warn That Triclosan – Found in Toothpaste and Toys – Triggers Harm to the Gut  SciTechDailyThis Common Toothpaste Ingredient Isn't Great for Your Gut Health, According to New Research  msnNOWMice study shows how an antimicrobial found in toothpaste can trigger gut infl...



          SANTA ANA, California – Over the past 10 months, the Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against 10 defendants – four of whom were taken into custody today – for kickback schemes at substance abuse treatment facilities in Orange County.           The defendants in these cas...


As the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus spreads across the United States, roughly 15 percent of adults remain unvaccinated. At the greatest risk for severe illness and death, they have already overwhelmed hospitals and intensive care units in many areas of the country, reducing services a...


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