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Medicine in motion: How Tai Chi heals body and mind

Medicine in motion: How Tai Chi heals body and mind

As the sun breaks over the skyscrapers of Hong Kong, the smooth, graceful moves of Tai Chi sweep across the green spaces below. Surrounded by dozens of people from all ages, former ballet dancer Linda Fung joins them in breathing deeply in and out, her face calm and serene. “It is the most unbelievable, beautiful,…MORE

The FDA is investigating 3 separate E. coli outbreaks

The FDA is investigating 3 separate E. coli outbreaks

Just days after health officials urged Americans to throw out their salad kits over E. coli concerns, the Food and Drug Administration announced it’s investigating three separate E. coli outbreaks linked to salad products. The first outbreak, linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California, region, has already affected about 102 people across 21 states,…MORE

‘Magic mushroom’ ingredient could be used to treat depression, study says

‘Magic mushroom’ ingredient could be used to treat depression, study says

“Magic mushrooms” may have moved one step closer to becoming a treatment for depression. The active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms is called psilocybin — and a new British study suggests it could safely be used to treat depression when other drugs have failed, offering hope to millions of patients worldwide. The study, conducted by King’s…MORE

New York state renews ban on flavored vaping liquids

New York state renews ban on flavored vaping liquids

New York state health officials have extended a ban on flavored liquids used in e-cigarette devices. The state health department’s Public Health and Health Planning Council voted Thursday to reauthorize its emergency prohibition on flavored e-liquids. The renewal is effective for another 90 days and bans the sale of all flavored e-liquids, other than tobacco…MORE

Senate confirms Dr. Stephen Hahn as FDA commissioner

Senate confirms Dr. Stephen Hahn as FDA commissioner

The US Senate on Thursday confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to be the next commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. The Senate vote was 72 to 18. Hahn, 59, is a well-known radiation oncology expert and is the current chief medical executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where…MORE

‘Holiday heart syndrome’: What is it and how to avoid it

‘Holiday heart syndrome’: What is it and how to avoid it

‘Tis the season of holiday parties, powered by fatty, salty hors d’oeuvres with plenty of booze to wash them down. The combination can create what doctors call “holiday heart syndrome.” It’s a term coined in 1978 to describe the sudden increase of patients in emergency rooms during the holidays complaining of irregular heart rhythms known…MORE

Top 10 health questions America asked Dr. Google in 2019

Top 10 health questions America asked Dr. Google in 2019

Google users in the United States had a lot of questions about blood pressure, the keto diet and hiccups in 2019. Those topics were among the 10 most-searched health-related questions on the search engine this year, according to new data from Google. The list was based on search terms collected between January and early December.…MORE

More people in the US are dying at home than at the hospital

More people in the US are dying at home than at the hospital

For the first time since the early 20th century, more people in the United States are dying at home than at the hospital, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. The researchers looked at the number of natural deaths in the United States based on data collected by…MORE

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