Health

Drugs slow down Alzheimer’s but can they really make a difference?

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug has modestly slowed the inevitable worsening of the brain disease, researchers reported Tuesday, but it’s not clear how much difference it could make in people’s lives. What you need to know New data shows experimental Alzheimer’s drug modestly slows inevitable worsening of brain disease The next question is how much difference …

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NYC Mayor Orders NYPD, FDNY To Inadvertently Commit People With ‘Mental Health Crises’

item NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams says the NYPD, FDNY and other city agencies will begin forcing homeless people who are determined to be suffering a “mental health crisis” off the streets and subway system. They will be taken to the hospital for an evaluation even if they refuse to go …

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UofL study finds link between mental health and heart disease

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A new study led by the University of Louisville has found a connection between psychological well-being and risk factors for heart disease. The UofL researchers concluded that good general mental health corresponds to fewer risk factors for cardiovascular disease. What you need to know A new study conducted at the University of …

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The biggest risks of using fitness trackers to monitor health

Fitness trackers, which help monitor sleep quality, heart rate and other biological metrics, are a popular way to help Americans improve their health and well-being. There are many types of trackers on the market, including those from well-known brands like Apple, Fitbit, Garmin, and Oura. While these devices are growing in popularity and have legitimate …

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The study raises questions about the role of “good” HDL cholesterol in heart health

Experts said the findings call for a reevaluation of how HDL is used to predict people’s risk of developing heart disease. Photo by Steve Collender/Shutterstock Blood levels of HDL, the popular “good” type of cholesterol, may not make a huge difference to heart health, particularly for Black people, suggests a large new study. The study, …

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The economic fallout from COVID has increased the risks of poor mental health

Key points: Nearly a quarter of Californians reported experiencing severe or moderate psychological distress during 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. That hardship was caused in part by the pandemic disrupting residents’ ability to pay for basic needs, including childcare. A UCLA researcher says pandemic recovery efforts should include financial and social resources …

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Mental and physical health support tops the list of needs for HISD students and parents

HOUSTON – Support for mental and physical health tops the list of needs of students and parents in the Houston Independent School District, according to a new survey conducted by the Houston Education Research Consortium of Rice University Kinder Institute. The 2021-22 HISD Student Needs Survey was administered to approximately 43,000 students (grades 3-6 and …

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HEADS UP aims to improve health literacy in disadvantaged young people

Giving students the chance to pursue a medical career and become their own health advocates, health education and development services for disadvantaged populations have spent five years in contact with schools across Ohio. Courtesy: Lovette Azap Health Education and Development Services for Disadvantaged Populations, a student organization, spent five years in contact with schools in …

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Americans are more alone than ever, and this is bad for your health

“Happy Thanksgiving. “Happy Christmas. “Have a good year. We are conditioned to think that the holidays, which are about to begin, are meant to be joyful times with family and friends. TV shows, commercials, party music and everything in between. But this is not necessarily true in a country where more people are alone than …

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