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New York Times

How Loneliness Affects Our Health
New York Times
The potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation on health and longevity, especially among older adults, are well established. For example, in 2013 I reported on research finding that loneliness can impair health by raising levels of ...



Fortune

Brainstorm Health: Huntington's Disease Drug, Ascension-Providence Deal, Opioid Executions
Fortune
An experimental injectable drug from Ionis Pharmaceuticals is one of the first to show potential in treating the root causes of Huntington's disease, a devastating and fatal rare genetic disorder that causes nerve cells in the brain to break down. But ...

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The New Yorker

Ophelia Dahl's National Health Service
The New Yorker
Recently, Ophelia Dahl was in Rwanda, speaking to a group of graduate students at the University of Global Health Equity, which was opened in 2015 by Partners in Health, an aid organization that Dahl co-founded when she was very young. “For the first ...



wreg.com

Some glitches seen in deadline week for 'Obamacare' sign-ups
ABC News
That information was incorrect because every county in the nation currently has at least one health insurer offering plans under the Affordable Care Act for next year. Friday is the last day to enroll for subsidized private coverage in 39 states served ...
Deadline week crunch for health law sign-upswreg.com

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Forbes

Canola Oil May Be A Bad Choice For Brain Health, Study Suggests
Forbes
Canola oil is generally considered a “healthy” oil in comparison to most, but a new study on mice suggests that it may not be the best choice when it comes to brain health. With high polyunsaturated fats and low saturated fats, canola earned its ...

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Baltimore Sun

Dr. Moy named head of Harford Health Department
Baltimore Sun
The County Council oversees the health department in its dual capacity as the county's Board of Health. The council, sitting as the health board, voted to appoint Moy as health officer when it met Oct. 17. Moy began his career at the Harford County ...



Fox News

Porn star August Ames revealed past sexual abuse, mental health issues before hanging death
Fox News
Ames received major backlash in early December after she tweeted that she declined filming for a movie after she discovered the male actor also worked on gay pornography. She cited health safety reasons and insisted she was “not homophobic” and just ...

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Los Angeles Times

Health Officials, Hospitals On High Alert As Wildfires Burn Across California
Kaiser Health News
... ago concluded smoke could send 30 more people to hospitals across the West each year during the late 2040s than was the case 40 years earlier as smoke waves become more frequent and severe, mostly in the late summer and early fall. ...Impacts could ...
Polluted air, health problems brought by Southern California fires are expected to lingerLos Angeles Times

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Washington Post

The Health 202: Trent Franks made some big mistakes in discussing surrogacy with staffers
Washington Post
While medical marijuana can help ease chronic pain, use of the drug is also linked to poor respiratory health, increased car accidents and can undermine the cognitive and mental health of teens. "Recent studies show that teens who use marijuana ...

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HuffPost

Colorado Proves That Empowering Women on Reproductive Health Works
HuffPost
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, “An independent analysis by University of Colorado researchers concluded that the state health department's family planning program was responsible for as much as two-thirds of the ...

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