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Sleeping for longer leads to a healthier diet

Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier diet, according to a King’s College London study. Sleep is a modifiable risk factor for various conditions including obesity and cardio-metabolic disease with some figures suggesting more than a third of adults in the UK are ...

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Trump orders mental health support for military veterans to prevent suicide

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious. Trump’s order directs the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs to ensure all uniformed service members have access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources in the ...

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Trump's pick to head HHS balks at having government negotiate drug prices

While President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed support for allowing the government to negotiate drug prices, his pick to head the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Alex Azar, says he doesn’t think it would be the magic bullet that would bring costs down. div > > p:first-child”> “Where we can do so that preserves innovation, that preserves access ...

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Get ready, the worst flu season in history may be coming

Medical experts in the United States are worried that this year’s flu season could be a nasty one that may be lethal. That’s because this year’s main flu strain, the influenza A virus, known as H3N2, is worse than the swine flu in 2009. To put it in perspective, back when the swine flu was making headlines it infected just ...

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HHS nominee Azar needs to come clean on Obamacare, Medicare in Senate hearings

Since taking office, the Trump Administration has taken deliberate actions to systematically sabotage and dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) piece by piece, while the Republicans in Congress, with Trump cheer leading all the way, have worked hard to repeal the law. This has thrown American families and health care markets into a frenzy—who would be covered? What would it ...

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Celgene to buy Impact Biomedicines for up to $7 billion

U.S. biotech pharmaceutical firm Celgene said on Sunday that it had agreed to acquire Impact Biomedicines for as much as $ 7 billion, subject to certain milestones associated with regulatory hurdles and sales performance. Celgene is interested in Impact Biomedicines’ fedratinib, a kinase inhibitor that … Health Care

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