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By Nick Kilner November 7, 2021 — 5.00am My brother, Harry, moved to South Grafton in northern NSW, where he grew up, to work and live alongside our father. Dad was affectionate and loving when it suited him. But he was a bitter man, didactic and hyper-critical, with a ferocious temp...


Research we're watching Swapping regular table salt (sodium chloride) with a salt substitute containing some potassium chloride may lower the risk of strokes and related heart problems, according to a large study from China. Diets high in sodium but low in potassium are known to raise blood pressur...


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SciCheck Digest With the release of its pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer switched the buffer used in its formulation to increase the stability of the product, allowing it to remain at refrigerator temperatures for longer. The Food and Drug Administration OK’d the change, which is also being ma...


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Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has found evidence of natural selection based evolutionary changes to people living in Europe over the past two to three thousand years. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behav...


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For most runners, our training mentality is 'Why waste time on other sports when I could be running?' And that’s completely understandable when you’re aiming to hit a certain mileage per week or are meticulously following a marathon training plan that doesn’t allow for things like cycling sessions....


ALBANY, N.Y. – November 18, 2021 – Community Care Physicians (CCP) and Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) today announced an historic partnership that will further enhance the quality of care and patient experience for residents throughout the region, all while maintaining...


At least 1 in 5 men and 1 in 10 women who smoke will ultimately die of a cardiovascular disease event like a heart attack or stroke, according to a study published in November 2021 in the Journal of the American Heart Association . And many of these smokers do not see it coming. Smokers who d...


Humboldt County Public Health reported today 39 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 9,836 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. No deaths or hospitalizations were reported. Public Health officials are continuing to urge all eligible Californians aged 5 and older t...


HARTFORD - Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Andrew Mais congratulated the state's Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchange, Access Health CT (AHCT), November 9, for achieving top ranking on the 2021 Health Insurance Exchange Report. "This is great news for our consumers," said Commis...


Editorial Note: We earn a commission from partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect our editors' opinions or evaluations. Nearly 50% of insured Americans receive health insurance coverage through group plans provided by employers, according to 2019 Census data. However, many of t...


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The health care industry hasn’t fully adapted to treating patients as consumers the way other industries have. Americans owe an estimated $60 billion to $125 billion in COVID-related medical debt, and experts believe that overwhelming number is only going to grow. And yet to...