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Controlling excess weight could lead to improved health outcomes, slow cognitive decline — ScienceDaily

A new study led by scientists at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) of McGill University finds a correlation between neurodegeneration in obese people and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients, suggesting that losing excess weight could slow cognitive decline in aging and lower risk for AD. Previous research has shown that obesity is linked with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-related changes, such as cerebrovascular damage and amyloid-β accumulation. However, to date no research has made a direct comparison between brain atrophy patterns in AD and obesity. Using a sample of over […]

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Smoking ups risk of surgical intervention for thyroid eye disease | Latest news for Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists

Smoking ups risk of surgical intervention for thyroid eye disease

Smokers with thyroid eye disease are more likely to undergo surgery for their condition compared with their counterparts who do not smoke, a study has found. The study used data from the US Intelligent Research in Sight Registry and included all adults with Graves’ disease. Researchers assessed the effect of smoking on the likelihood of a surgical intervention for thyroid eye disease, including orbital decompression, strabismus surgery, and eyelid recession surgery. A total of 87,923 patients (median age 59 years, 81 percent women) were included in […]

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Galen: Drop GEG From Tobacco Bill To Get MPs’ Support

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 – The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy today suggested that the government drop proposed tobacco prohibitions for future generations to ensure passage of the tobacco bill in Parliament. Galen Centre chief executive Azrul Mohd Khalib stressed the urgency of passing the Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022 to regulate the marketing and sale of electronic cigarettes and vape products, highlighting a “massive gap” in existing legislation on these products. “Sales of cheap vape disposables containing high concentrations of liquid […]

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Area Support Groups | Northwest

Please check in with support groups to see if they are meeting in person or online. Masks may be required to attend. Support group organizers can call (208) 848-2262 or email mbaney@lmtribune.com to update a listing. TOPS, a weight-loss support group, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Church of God, 910 Sycamore St., Clarkston. TOPS, a weight-loss support group, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Grace Lutheran Church, 3434 Sixth St., Lewiston, (208) 870-4649. TOPS WA No. 798, a weight-loss support group, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Asotin County Family Aquatic Center, 1603 Dustan Loop, […]

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Spending on tobacco prevention, cessation found lacking

A new national report concludes that states aren’t spending enough on programs to discourage young people from starting tobacco or to help older tobacco users to quit. (Photo by Eanlami on Unsplash) While Oklahoma earns higher marks than other states in the way it spends money received from settlements of lawsuits against tobacco companies, the state and nation as a whole should be doing better, according to a new national report. The report – “Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement” […]

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Hoskin, Warner propose largest mental health investment in tribe’s history | News

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner are proposing new legislation that would commit over $100 million for addiction treatment facilities, new treatment programs, a scholarship endowment, and other initiatives using settlement funds from the tribe’s opioid and e-cigarette settlements. Hoskin and Warner’s proposal amends the historic Public Health and Wellness Act. The 2021 law, first amended in 2022, already dedicated 7% of third-party health insurance collections to physical and mental wellness programs and locked down $15 million in opioid settlement funds […]

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Bringing health equity to mammography and health screenings in Arkansas

Bryant-Smith said her center’s MammoVan mobile mammography unit regularly travels throughout Arkansas providing digital screening mammograms and breast care education in rural communities. This helps address access to care in areas there there otherwise are no clinics and would require women to travel large distances to be screened. Outfitted with digital mammography equipment, the three-room mobile unit is staffed by a certified mammography technologist and a technical assistant. The Mammovan program has been operating for more than 10 years. The program works closely to coordinate with local […]

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‘Pure Kana Premium CBD Gummies’ For Tinnitus & Quit Smoking Cost

PureKana CBD Gummies Reviews & Consumer Reports: CBD gummies are a popular edible form of Cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound found in both hemp and cannabis plants. CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t make you feel “high” like marijuana, but unlike the THC in marijuana, CBD can be used medicinally to reduce pain, anxiety, inflammation, and other symptoms. These gummies are one of the most convenient and fun ways to take CBD, as they are small, chewable, and come in a variety of flavors. Many users […]

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