Nearly one in five parents say their child never wears a helmet while riding a bike

Despite evidence that helmets are critical to preventing head injuries, not all children wear them while biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a new national poll finds. Eighteen percent of parents say their child never wears a helmet on a bike ride, and even more say their kids skip helmets on a skateboard (58 percent) and scooter (61 percent), suggests the […]

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Many say ketamine eased their depression, but is it safe?

Jen Godfrey (HealthDay)—Jen Godfrey couldn’t shake the “deep cloud” that lingered even after she found an antidepressant she could tolerate. Then a string of stressors hit—five years of fertility treatment and an 80-pound weight gain during pregnancy that left her with persistent pain; a close relative’s suicide; another who went missing; and her own divorce. It was all too much […]

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The key to happiness in life in your 70s is sex once a fortnight

Want to be happy in your 70s? Have sex once a fortnight, researchers say Study assessed 65 year olds wellbeing compared to their bedroom activity Women prefer kissing and touching, and men are happy with sex twice a month  Experts attribute the joy to endorphins, similar to exercise, which feels ‘bliss’  e-mail 1 View comments If you are looking for the […]

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One in four patients say they’ve skimped on insulin because of high cost

For patients with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving medicine and an essential component of diabetes management, yet in the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket costs for insulin have doubled in the United States. One-quarter of patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes have reported using less insulin than prescribed due to these high costs, Yale researchers write in JAMA Internal […]

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CBD in cannabis no panacea for what ails us, say experts

While more research is needed, scientists say the brightest prospects for the medicinal benefits of cannabis so far may lie in more complex combinations of its compounds. CBD, the non-psychoactive medicinal ingredient found in the marijuana plant, has been credited with relieving pain and inflammation, reducing epileptic seizures, quelling anxiety and insomnia, combatting some forms of cancer and even tempering […]

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Interventions to delay and prevent type 2 diabetes are underused, researchers say

Lifestyle interventions, medication and surgery for patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes is proven to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes in the majority of patients, but limited access to the often expensive treatments is fueling rising rates of the disease, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Currently, one in three American adults has prediabetes and more […]

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