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Life expectancy in U.S. is falling amid surges in chronic illness

WEBAn epidemic. of chronic illness is killing us too soon. The United States is failing at a fundamental mission — keeping people alive. After decades of progress, life …

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Our 12 best health tips from a year of Well+Being

WEBNurture your friendships. For better health, many people focus on the “big three” — food, fitness and sleep. But research suggests you should make friendship a …

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‘Unusual’ cancers emerged after pandemic. Doctors ask if covid is …

WEBXuesong Han, scientific director of health services research at the American Cancer Society and lead author of the Lancet Oncology study, attributed the jump to …

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Planetary health diet cuts early death risk, new study shows

WEBThe planetary health diet, which encourages people to eat more plants and fewer processed foods, lowers the risk of early death, new research shows.

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How coronavirus spread around the world

WEBThat virus would slowly reveal its secrets — and proceed to shut down much of the planet, killing more than 2.5 million people in the most disruptive global health …

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How eating less salt can improve microbiome health

WEBMost of the sodium that we eat doesn’t come from table salt. About 70 percent comes from ultra-processed foods like bread, chips, deli meats and canned soups.

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Analysis California dabbles with reining in health spending

WEBCalifornia dabbles with reining in health spending. Analysis by Bernard Wolfson. and. McKenzie Beard. June 12, 2024 at 7:56 a.m. EDT. The Washington …

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Americans see disparities in mental and physical care, survey finds

WEBThe poll surveyed a random sample of 2,266 U.S. adults 18 and older. In addition to perceptions about treatment, the survey also gauged mental health …

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Heart health, women and the limits of exercise

WEBAnne passed away suddenly in December, 2022, from a bolt-of-lightning heart attack, which is why I want to talk to you about my friend Anne and heart health …

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U.S. coronavirus deaths in early weeks of pandemic exceeded …

WEBThe NCHS’s tally, based on death certificates, attempts to correct for reporting lags and includes cases that lacked a lab confirmation of the coronavirus. But …

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In the pandemic, we were told to keep 6 feet apart. There’s no …

WEBA downtown D.C. post office May 27 bears a relic of the coronavirus pandemic: an admonition calling for social distancing. (Pete Voelker for The Washington …

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Va. health investigates GI illnesses linked to Lake Anna State Park

WEBAt least 20 E. coli cases reported after Lake Anna visits, Va. health says. Virginia officials are testing the lake water but so far have not put any special restrictions …

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FDA took months to react to complaint about Abbott infant …

WEBFILE - A sign at an Abbott Laboratories campus facility is displayed, April 28, 2016, in Lake Forest, Ill. A report released on Thursday, June 13, 2024, says the U.S. …

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The World Health Organization: What you need to know about the …

WEBIn its more than 70-year history, the WHO has tackled some of the world’s most pressing health issues, including emergencies. It helped eliminate smallpox and all …

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Doctors couldn’t help, so they turned to unregulated home health …

WEBand. Tatum Hunter. June 9, 2024 at 6:02 a.m. EDT. Angelika Sharma at home in Livingston, N.J., with her 3-year-old daughter Annika. Sharma turned to a medical …

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South Africa's health authorities report 2 deaths from mpox this …

WEBMpox was not known to spread easily among people until 2022, when authorities detected epidemics in Europe, North America and elsewhere and the World …

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Maine shooting exposes gaps in mental health treatment and

WEBPORTLAND, Maine — An Army health expert told a panel investigating a mass shooting by a reservist who was experiencing a psychiatric breakdown that there are …

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Brain Hacking: Beyond the catchphrase The Washington Post

WEBThe frontier in mental illness treatment: In the struggle over the future of psychiatry, researchers look deep within the brain to understand mental illness and find …

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Denmark recalls spicy ramen noodles because of health risks

WEBSuper-spicy ramen noodles recalled in Denmark over health risks. The instant noodles could be dangerous because they contain too much capsaicin and could hurt …

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The Christian right’s agenda for Trump

WEBNovo Nordisk’s obesity treatment Wegovy is covered by just 1 percent of prescription drug plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplace, all of which require prior …

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House passes defense bill advancing key GOP priorities

WEBThe $895.3 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets Pentagon policy and guides funding for the year ahead, passed 217 to 199 along …

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