Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Health Updates 31 August 2012

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GOP outlines post-election healthcare plans: “Mitt Romney will completely repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and start a bit-by-bit approach at his own reforms if he’s elected president, his top health policy advisor said here [Tampa, Florida] this week.  While some … Continue reading

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Health Updates 30 August 2012

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New study finds  calorie restriction does not affect survival: “Scientists have found that calorie restriction – a diet comprised of approximately 30 percent fewer calories but with the same nutrients of a standard diet – does not extend years of life … Continue reading

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Health Updates 22 August 2012

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No truth to candidate’s claim that rape hinders pregnancy: “Health experts are strongly refuting the assertion by a Republican Congressman that pregnancy is much more unlikely if a woman is raped.  ‘That is absolutely false,’ said Dr. George Attia, director of … Continue reading

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Health Update 21 August 2012

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Baby boomers urged to get hepatitis C test: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended last week that all Americans born from 1945 through 1965 get a one-time hepatitis C test.  Baby boomers account for 75 percent of the hepatitis … Continue reading

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Health Updates 20 August 2012

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Sharp as a tack at 90: Here’s why: “Elderly people who experience no decline in memory have certain brain characteristics that differ from their peers who show more typical age-related memory loss, new research reveals.  Scientists from Northwestern University‘s Cognitive Neurology … Continue reading

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Crash Management

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Did you know that nearly half of all medical evacuations back to the States are the result of car crashes?  That every year, 1.3 million people are killed, and between 20 to 50  million are injured, in motor vehicle accidents? … Continue reading

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Health Updates 16 August 2012

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High BPA levels seen in people with narrowed arteries: study “For the first time, researchers have uncovered evidence that a chemical found in a wide range of everyday plastic products may be tied to the risk for arterial narrowing, and thereby … Continue reading