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U.S. continues to grapple with high blood pressure epidemic

About 75 million Americans over the age of 18 — a whopping 29 percent of us — have hypertension, or high blood pressure. To make matters worse, the condition isn’t anywhere close to being controlled, especially among African-Americans.<p>The hypertension prevalence rate was unchanged from 1999 to …

Diabetes

Senators reach deal to restore federal payments to health insurers

Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up.<p>At the White House, the president spoke favorably about the bipartisan …

ObamaCare

Trump says Republicans, Democrats working on short-term healthcare fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Republicans and Democrats in Congress are working on a short-term fix for healthcare insurance markets after he last week scrapped subsidies to insurers.<p>Trump, speaking to reporters at the start of a meeting with his cabinet, …

Elections

This is what a brain injury feels like

As a science journalist, Elizabeth Lopatto had reported on the effects of brain injuries. But nothing prepared her for the experience of having one<p>I opened my eyes to see a clear blue sky and two men leaning over me to put a brace around my neck. I don’t know if I was already on the stretcher or if …

The Brain

California Governor Signs Law To Make Drug Pricing More Transparent

California Gov. Jerry Brown defied the drug industry Monday, signing the most comprehensive drug price transparency bill in the nation that will force drug makers to publicly justify big price hikes.<p>"Californians have a right to know why their medical costs are out of control, especially when …

Health Care

Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical 'glue' for closing wounds

Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that move a significant amount, such as lungs, treatment becomes even more difficult. Sealants offer a …

University of Sydney

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Nerve Study Shows How Cells Adapt to Help Repair Damage, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A Cell Reports study identifies molecules that allow Schwann cells to help regenerate nerves.Source: University of Edinburgh.Genetic …

Neuroscience

Why Some Diseases Are Making a Comeback

In the past century or so, humans have fought—and won—their fair share of battles with disease. Vaccines defeated smallpox. Antibiotics conquered …

Public Health

The Flu Shot: The Myths, The Facts And Why Doctors Recommend It

Wellness<p>No, the flu shot won't give you the flu.<p>by Nicole Spector /<p>Experts say the real goal of vaccine is even if you do get the flu, you won't be as sick as you would be if you had not gotten it.Michael Orrell / AP file<p>Unlike Halloween or Thanksgiving, we can't consult our calendars to know …

Public Health

3 Lifestyle Changes That Can Lower Your Risk of Cardiac Arrest

Following Tom Petty's sudden death, here's what you need to know about the condition<p>Legendary American rock star Tom Petty died Monday night at his home in Malibu, California. Petty had just finished his months-long tour and returned back home when seemingly out of nowhere, his heart stopped. He …

Health

What Makes Singapore’s Health Care So Cheap?

Singapore’s health care system is distinctive, and not just because of the improbability that it’s admired by many on the American left as well as the right.<p>It spends less of its economy on health care than any country that was included in our recent tournament on best health systems in the …

Health Care

For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn't Better

Health organizations are emphasizing that myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is a serious long-term illness, not a psychological disorder, and that standard forms of exercise do not help. Instead, they're acknowledging that exercise can make the disease much worse unless doctors and …

Fibromyalgia

America’s most famous back pain doctor said pain is in your head. Thousands think he's right.

Beloved by his patients, Dr. John Sarno was derided by his medical peers.<p>Back in August, I published a comprehensive guide to the new science of treating back pain. Immediately my inbox filled with emails about a doctor readers felt I’d overlooked: the late John Sarno.<p>“Thousands of people, …

Pain

Parkinson's breakthrough: New disease-causing mechanism found

A new study led by scientists in South Korea and Singapore "overturns three decades of consensus" on what causes Parkinson's disease symptoms.<p>A study …

Neuroscience

Americans' Experiences With Non-Drug Treatments for Pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States and can affect one's ability to work, socialize, exercise and perform …

The Surprising Reason You Should Stop Skipping Breakfast

People who skip breakfast are more likely to have dangerous plaque buildup in their arteries, which puts them at increased risk for cardiovascular …

Breakfast

What Is Cardiac Arrest–and How Is It Different From a Heart Attack?

The terms “cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” are often used interchangeably, but they are actually two distinct conditions. Understanding cardiac …

Medical Research

5 foods that are actually addictive — and how to avoid them

Ever blame going for another scoop of ice cream on your “addiction?” You’re not alone and you just may be correct in where you’re pointing that finger. Though most recent scientific literature finds that an "addiction to sugar" doesn't occur in the exact same ways as addiction to drugs, there are …

Sugar

These 7 numbers tell you how healthy you are — and they have nothing to do with your weight

People count everything from calories to steps. But there is one measurement that's constantly counted, addressed, and criticized when it comes to health — a person's weight.<p>Because of the emphasis placed on this number, people tend to think it's the only one that matters when it comes to your …

Wellness

What If Consumers Accuse Agents of Sham HealthCare.gov Enrollments?

How health insurance might work now<p>(Image: Thinkstock)<p>The federal agency in charge of HealthCare.gov is quietly preparing for the 2018 open …

Health Care

5 Foods to Eat Before Bed to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Can't fall asleep? Consider adding these foods to your diet.<p>Earlier this week we learned that sleep deprivation could be shaving years off our lives. …

Sleep

What Are the Health Benefits of Turmeric?

It's all about the curcumin, baby<p>At some point over the last couple of years, it felt like everyone became obsessed with turmeric, and the …

Alternative Medicine

New drug beats heart disease by reducing inflammation

About every 40 seconds, an American has a heart attack, and almost 15 percent of those heart attacks are fatal. As the leading cause of death in the U.S., heart disease has been the subject of thousands of studies in the last several decades, and breakthroughs in the last 50 years have been …

Medicine

This Is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s

<b>Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s</b>First thing to know: How to tell the difference between dementia vs. Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is an umbrella term for …

Alzheimer's Disease

Why Obamacare survived

Americans want the health system made better. The GOP plans made it worse.<p>On Tuesday, Graham-Cassidy, the final Republican replacement for Obamacare, died. “We don’t have the votes,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a co-author of the bill. With that, the clock on budget reconciliation — the special …

Health Care

Will you need a nursing home during lifetime? Chances are yes, study says

The average daily cost of a private room in a nursing home was about $229 a day or nearly $7,000 a month in 2010, according to government estimates. …

Hope & Optimism: The Science, Philosophy, and Psychology of the Mind

The Hope and Optimism initiative is a $5 million, three-year grant at Notre Dame, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania. The project explores …

Cornel West

Being in a Good Mood Can Affect How Well The Flu Vaccine Protects You

Huh?<p>A new study has found a link between being in a positive mood when you're getting your flu shot and the vaccine's protective effect.<p>It's a …

Flu Vaccine

Now, can we try to fix the problem that could actually bring down the US healthcare system?

• <b>American policymakers need to stop obsessing over Obamacare and tackle the problem that could really bring down the whole healthcare system — exorbitant prices for drugs and care.</b>• <b><br>The US pays far more than the rest of the world for healthcare, and the pharmaceutical industry is misleading us about</b> …

Pharma