Statins: cholesterol-lowering drugs to combat the health beneficial brown fat tissue

Cholesterol lowering drugs: statins reduce brown adipose tissue The ingestion of Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. However, will be increased by these medicines, the risk for certain diseases such as Diabetes. And, as researchers now have found out, reduce statins tissue, as well as the health beneficial brown fat. Diet and medications About every third […]

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Over 30,000 people had to wait on hospital trolleys for over 24 hours this year

OVER 30,000 people were forced to wait for over 24 hours on hospital trolleys this year due to under resourcing, HSE information reveals. According to the report, 30,922 people experienced waits of more than 24 hours in emergency departments of Irish hospitals between January and October of this year. More than a third (10,855) of those who experienced the delay […]

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Experts warn Ontario allowing municipalities to opt out of pot shops helps black market

As municipalities across Ontario weigh whether to allow cannabis retail stores in their neighbourhoods, experts and consumer choice advocates warn that having large swaths of the province opt out of brick-and-mortar pot shops could fuel the black market. Recreational cannabis can currently only be bought online in Ontario, and municipalities have until Jan. 22 to decide if they want to […]

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Juul May Get Billions in Deal With One of World’s Largest Tobacco Companies

E-cigarette maker Juul, which has vowed to make cigarettes obsolete, is near to inking a deal to become business partners with Altria, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies. The union — which would create an alliance between one of public health’s greatest villains and the start-up that would upend it — entails cigarette giant Altria investing $12.8 billion for […]

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How sperm stem cells maintain their number

The steady production of sperm relies on the number of sperm stem cells in the testis remaining constant. Researchers including Asst. Prof. Yu Kitadate and Prof. Shosei Yoshida (developmental biologists at the National Institute for Basic Biology within the National Institutes of Natural Sciences in Japan) and Prof. Benjamin Simons (a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge in the […]

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Hospitals told to show 'compassion and common sense' to patients with debt

Hospitals should exercise “compassion and common sense” in how patients who are under financial pressure are pursued for the payment of fees and charges, Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted. He was responding to revelations by the Irish Cancer Society that seriously ill patients are being hounded by debt collectors for outstanding in-patient charges of up to €800. He said: […]

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Does alcohol on greeting cards undermine public health messages about harmful drinking?

Birthday and Christmas cards featuring alcohol or harmful drinking “reflect and reinforce a social attitude that excess alcohol consumption is acceptable and associated with celebration,” warn experts in The BMJ today. Tracey Polak, Assistant Director of Public Health, and Virginia Pearson, Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity at Devon County Council say these cards “influence views on […]

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Type 2 Diabetes May Be Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

Type 2 diabetes may be linked to erectile dysfunction, a new study suggests. People who had genetic risk factors for type 2 diabetes were more likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED) than those without these risk factors, researchers revealed in a study published today (Dec. 20) in the American Journal of Human Genetics. The researchers analyzed data gathered in three […]

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Tips for your New Year’s resolution to lose weight

By December, you may have already planned your New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of assuring a good January and beyond. According to a survey conducted at the outset of 2018 by Varo Money, Inc., a mobile banking company, there are plenty of resolutions — big and small — to choose from. Nevertheless, a whopping 43 percent of the people surveyed shared […]

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