Trump Said He Won't Wear a Mask in Public, Despite New CDC Guidelines

Following weeks of uncertainty as to whether face masks are a sensible safety measure in the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now published new guidelines on cloth masks based on several studies into how COVID-19 is transmitted. The CDC is now officially recommending “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures […]

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Why older women don’t think the alcohol guidelines apply to them

Older women are drinking at risky levels and don’t feel the alcohol guidelines apply to them, a new study reveals. Previous research has found "risky drinking" among older Australian adults is on the rise. The new study set out to explore why. Older women have revealed why they drink and what they deem as ‘acceptable’ in a new study.Credit:Getty In […]

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For low back pain in older adults, treatment doesn’t match guidelines

Opioids are prescribed to nearly one-third of older adults with “new and persistent” low back pain—in most cases without trying guideline-recommended pain medications or physical therapy, according to the new research by Dan Pham Ly, MD, MPP, of Harvard University. He comments, “This study raises concerns about excessive use of low-value and potentially harmful treatments for the common problem of […]

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Bottles of alcohol to carry information on healthy drinking guidelines

Bottles of alcohol will finally carrying information on healthy drinking guidelines more than three years after new rule was introduced The Government’s chief medical officer issued guidelines back in January 2016  It has taken three years for the government to impose strict new packaging rules  Members of alcohol standards industry told in 2016 printing guidance optional  Alcohol firms will finally […]

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A first set of research guidelines for the field of neurofeedback

The procedure known as neurofeedback records brain activity and presents it back to participants in real-time. With this information, individuals attempt to modulate their brain activity and, in turn, to self-regulate their mental state. There are thousands of active neurofeedback practitioners and hundreds of scientific publications are published on the topic each year. However, in recent years a controversy has […]

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Guidelines on how to feed your baby are shifting… again

If you’re confused about what babies are meant to eat and when to start them on solids, you’re not alone. The guidelines have changed dramatically in the last century, flip-flopping all over the shop, and some experts believe it is time for another update. Once, allergenic foods were avoided, now they are recommended within the first year. Once, babies were […]

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