Tag: health

Financial hardship in cancer: The role of health insurance literacy

A new American Cancer Society study links health insurance literacy with medical financial hardship as well as non-medical financial sacrifices among adult cancer survivors in the United States. The authors say the study indicates that health insurance literacy may be an important intervention for addressing financial problems associated with cancer. The report appears in JNCI

How to live longer: Do this type of exercise to extend your lifespan

Mounting evidence shows that eating a healthy, balanced diet and keeping fit offers a robust defence against life-threatening complications, such as heart disease. Committing to both is a sure-fire way to extend longevity. Exercise advice, like dietary advice, can sometimes seem overwhelming, however, especially if a person is getting fit for the first time. Fortunately,

In five Federal States: the manufacturer recalls Salami

The producer Cesare Fiorucci S. p. a. informs about the recall of the article “Classic Salami Il Gusto d’Italia” and “Salametto Fiorucci”. The company announced that is missing on deer packing due to a printing error, the note on contained Milk allergens. The producer Cesare Fiorucci S. p. a. calls for consumers who are allergic

CF patients experience improved lung health with lumacaftor-ivacaftor but with caveats

In adolescent and adult patients with cystic fibrosis taking lumacaftor-ivacaftor (ORKAMBI), the combination drug appears to improve lung function and body weight and reduce the need for intravenous antibiotic treatment, according to a French study published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. However, nearly one in five

High cholesterol: Three exercises to help lower your cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance and is not inherently “bad”. In fact, the body needs cholesterol to build cells. However, having too much cholesterol can pose a problem. Cholesterol comes from the body from foods derived from animals. Meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products contain cholesterol, known as dietary cholesterol. These same foods are also

Witnesses clash in Tennessee abortion wait period trial

Expert witnesses on Wednesday presented dueling views of whether Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period before abortion helps or hinders women’s decision making. Interested in Abortion Rights? Five of Tennessee’s seven abortion clinics are suing in federal court in Nashville over the law, which requires women to make two separate trips to an abortion clinic, first for

Here are some health benefits of cold weather

There are some surprising health benefits that come when the temperatures dip. Don't believe us? Read on. People often associate cold weather with sickness — temperatures drop, making it conducive for the cold virus to spread. Also known as the rhinovirus, it replicates inside the nasal cavity, giving us an itchy, runny nose. But, there