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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: What is your ideal free time? 2 hours a day

Texas News Today

My wife Claire and I are both in their 60s. As our children grew up and left home, we now thought our lives would be slow. But we seem to be busier than ever. Talk about what you don’t want to do, but the fact that you can’t decide what to reduce (the number of Zoom calls, projects, and Instagram posts is low) makes us as happy as we are now. is showing. And that seems to be the case for many busy people. We moan about […]

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The pandemic has disrupted preventive health care: Here’s how to get back on track | Lifestyles

The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) – Have you overlooked or postponed your health checkups during the unending 20-month pandemic? A new study suggests that U.S. cancer diagnoses have declined because of pandemic-related upheaval. The average monthly number of newly identified cases of eight types of cancer plunged almost 30% during the early pandemic shutdowns, then rebounded when medical practices reopened — but fell again last winter by 19%. Skipping screenings and checkups could lead to diagnosis of cancer at later stages, which could lead to poorer outcomes, the […]

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Hanmi keeps challenging Pfizer’s Champix in smoking cessation drug market

Hanmi Pharmaceutical has decided not to give up on its anti-nicotine therapy and challenge Pfizer’s original treatment, Champix (ingredient: varenicline tartrate), once again. Hanmi Pharmaceutical is set to continue its challenge for an anti-nicotine therapy with a modified salt base of Pfizer’s original treatment Champix (ingredient: varenicline tartrate). Earlier, the Korean company successfully released a treatment with the modified salt base but failed as it lost in the patent litigation. After the patent expired, Hanmi tried again with a […]

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How to help a friend deal with depression and suicidal thoughts | Health

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: It is not so easy to understand a person. Identifying symptoms of depression in people is even more challenging. A friend who’s always hiding behind smile may carry an acute feeling of worthlessness. It is likely that many depressed people could also struggle with recurrent suicidal thoughts. A depressed person may not be interesting in social interactions and appears withdrawn. If your friend is finding excuses to not turn up for social get-togethers or limiting interactions with you, you may want to […]

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Smoking cessation rather than reduction decreases cardiovascular disease

An analysis has found that smoking cessation rather than reducing leads to a significant reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Smoking is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and responsible for 1 of every 4 CVD deaths although smoking is a very preventable CVD risk factor. In one observational study of over 8,000 former heavy (i.e., more than 20 cigarettes/day) it was found that within 5 years of cessation, there was a 39% reduced risk of CVD among those who quit, compared to current smokers. […]

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Southern Dallas has the worst health in the county. Parkland’s investment might change that

The mixed-use development springing up on the site of the former Red Bird Mall is still a giant construction site, but more doors are swinging open for southwest Dallas residents. Joining Starbucks, Foot Locker and Frost Bank at the reborn mall is Parkland’s latest primary care clinic, which is scheduled to open on Sept. 21. In addition to primary care for families, the 40,000 square-foot health center — Parkland’s second largest community clinic behind the one at Hatcher Station in South Dallas — will offer specialty care […]

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Coalition receives renewal on grant

Cantrell-Bruce Healthy Jackson County is a collaboration of many organizations put in place to improve the health of the community. The organization focuses on improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and decreasing tobacco use. There also is a task force in place to address the health care needs of Hispanic families in the community. Jackson County, with Schneck Medical Center as the lead agency, recently was awarded a two-year $98,000 community grant from the Indiana Department of Tobacco Prevention and Cessation. This is a renewal of the grant […]

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FDA blocks sale of 55,000 flavored e-cigarette products

Related video above: Juul to pay $40M in teen vaping suit settlementThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration blocked the sale of more than 55,000 flavored e-cigarette products Thursday, its first ban of e-cigarette products since it began requiring makers to apply for premarket review last September.The FDA issued marketing denial orders for the electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products, saying they pose a public health threat to youth in the U.S. Of the more than 55,000 products impacted by the decision, those not yet being sold may […]

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VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes explained

Barely 15 months after President Rodrigo Duterte banned “the use, sale or purchase of e-cigarettes and tobacco products” to persons below 21 years old, the House of Representatives approved a bill lowering to 18 the minimum age of persons who can buy heated tobacco products (HTPs) and electronic nicotine/non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDs/ENNDS). House Bill No. 9007 or the Non-Combustible Nicotine Delivery Systems Regulation Act, passed on third and final reading last May, also allows, among others, online marketing and sale of HTPs and ENDs/ENNDS, subject to safeguards. […]

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Axsome (AXSM) gains 8.29% to Close at $21.56 on August 20

Last Price $ Last Trade Change $ Change Percent % Open $ Prev Close $ High $ low $ 52 Week High $ 52 Week Low $ Market Cap PE Ratio Volume Exchange AXSM – Market Data & News Trade Axsome Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AXSM) shares gained 8.29%, or $1.65 per share, to close Friday at $21.56. After opening the day at $19.86, shares of Axsome fluctuated between $21.97 and $19.70. 1,628,543 shares traded hands an increase from their 30 day average of 1,608,777. Friday’s activity brought […]

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