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China eyes healthcare payment shake-up to trim costs

3 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will push to diversify how it pays the healthcare costs for its nearly 1.4 billion people in a bid to stem "irrational growth" of medical costs, the finance ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

New opioid use in older adults with COPD associated with increased risk of cardiac death

(St. Michael's Hospital) Older adults with COPD who recently started using opioids have an increased risk of coronary artery disease-related death compared to non-opioid users, researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found. AmongShow More Summary

Study examines palliative care trends in patients with end-stage liver disease

(Wiley) A new study has uncovered low rates of referral for palliative care in US patients with end-stage liver disease, although rates have been slowly increasing over time.

Why Sexist Workplaces Are So Hard to Change

Workshops and online trainings aren't enough to fix workplace sexism.

Mayo Investigator Is Developing A Screening Test For Endometrial Cancer

This article is authored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. The mission of the Center is to discover

Does sitting on an exercise ball make you leaner, more productive, and free from back pain?

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’re well aware of the negative health effects of sedentary activity, such as sitting, for extended periods of time. That is, regardless of the amount         

4 Ways to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

How can you care for your MS when a loved one is ill? You want to be able to care for others despite your own daily struggles. As unpredictable as MS is, what is predictable is that your life will be touched by the illness of others....Show More Summary

How can yoga help to get rid of unhealthy habits?

We can attempt to meticulously slash away at the issue or deprive ourselves, but bad habits are persistent and they repeatedly come back to worry us. In order to get rid of unhealthy habits, we can always go for a more holistic approach...Show More Summary

Diet and exercise are no cure for obesity

According to a group of weight-loss specialists, the prescription ?eating less and moving more? has failed for obese. The physicians have pointed out that it is a common assertion that obesity can be treated by diet and exercise. The...Show More Summary

Why People Should Not Use the Term ‘Addict’ on Anyone

While it might not mean anything to most people, the term “addict”, especially when used to identify a person who has an addiction to drugs, is a demoralizing word.  Since time immemorial, there are people who have the notion that it is alright to refer to someone as an “addict” when in truth, this is [...]

Distracted Parents and Problem Children

Have you seen them at the parks and in the coffee shops? Parents hypnotized by their phones and computers; unaware of what their children are doing. What happens to those children?

Hope for patients with degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s begins in the lab

Picture yourself on a train ride, looking out the window at the passing scenery ? a view of the tracks in sight. The train steamrolls ahead at a steady pace for a while, then gradually picks up speed. But something happens — beyond your control — and the train derails. For patients diagnosed with neurodegenerative diseases such as […]

Infographic: Awake brain surgery

Learn more about awake brain surgery. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com 

Wellness Wednesday: Balancing exercise while brushing your teeth

You can build better balance with single-leg, heel-toe raises, which also can strengthen your calf muscles. This simple exercise can be done anytime or anywhere. Even while you're standing at the bathroom sink brushing your teeth. Expert tips provided by wellness physical therapists at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Get more healthy action tips […]

10 Tabata Workouts That Will Help You Burn Some Serious Calories

8 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

If you are looking to burn major calories in record time, Tabata is for you! A type of high-intensity interval training, it's known for the powerful effect it can have on raising the body's resting metabolism. These Tabata workouts will...Show More Summary

10 Tabata Workouts That Will Help You Burn Some Serious Calories

If you are looking to burn major calories in record time, Tabata is for you! A type of high-intensity interval training, it's known for the powerful effect it can have on raising the body's resting metabolism. These Tabata workouts will...Show More Summary

Here's Exactly How You Can Eat More Without Gaining Weight

You may have noticed across Instagram several women are talking about their increased caloric intake, claiming they're eating more (a lot more) but looking lean, toned, svelte, and strong. HOW. Quick answer? They're strength training. Show More Summary

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