Healthy Living

GOP’s Planned Cuts to Medicaid Will Impoverish and Imperil Millions of Aging Baby Boomers and Seniors
One-fifth of Medicare recipients are covered through Medicaid, including nursing homes and long-term care. The House Republican leadership’s Obamacare repeal bill will not only cause upwards of 24 million people to lose their health care coverage over the next decade, as the Congressional Budget Office has said, but it will al [...]
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A Staple in Your Genes: Europeans Evolved to Eat Vegetable-Heavy Diets
A study of hundreds of human genomes has revealed humans in different regions of the world have evolved for diets with differing amounts of meat and vegetables - Europeans, particularly southerners, are optimized for a high-plant diet, while Greenland's Inuits are better able to process fatty meats. [...]
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Could Hold Secret to Longer Lifetimes
Some are mystified by the longevity of the Red Hot Chili Peppers – 34 years old and still going strong, despite continual drug addiction issues and repeated near breakups – but those wishing to maximize their own lifespans should consider upping their daily chili pepper dosage, a US scientific study suggests. [...]
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Despite GOP Opposition, Mounting Evidence That Medicaid Improves Health
Bolstering the call for universal coverage and undercutting a key Republican talking point, a new study finds that Medicaid expansion in Arkansas and Kentucky resulted in better healthcare and improved health outcomes among low-income Americans. [...]
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‘This is What Consumers Want’: General Mills to Start Labeling GMOs
Environmental and consumer advocacy groups hailed decision by food manufacturer and called on Congress to follow suit. General Mills will start labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in all its food products, thanks to Vermont's impending GMO law and the failure of the 'voluntary labeling' law in U.S. Congress this we [...]
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Raw Milk Sales May Soon Be Legal in New Jersey
Raw Milk Sales May Soon Be Legal in New Jersey . New bill moving through legislature will legalize raw milk sales. Assemblymen John DiMiao (R-Dist. 23) introduced Assembly Bill 696 (A696) on Jan. 27. The legislation would allow holders of a raw milk permit “to sell, offer for sale or otherwise make available raw milk direct [...]
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Single Dose of Russian Ebola Vaccination to Cost $160
The price may vary depending on the exchange rate of the national currency. The cost of a single dose of the Russian vaccine against the Ebola virus is approximately $160, the director of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology said Friday. [...]
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Putin’s New Plan to Become #1 Scares Monsanto Big Time
Russia’s Vladimir Putin is taking a bold step against biotech giant Monsanto and genetically modified seeds at large. In a new address to the Russian Parliament Thursday, Putin proudly outlined his plan to make Russia the world’s ‘leading exporter’ of non-GMO foods that are based on ‘ecologically clean’ production. [...]
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Why Tiny Homes Are Hugely Amazing (Photos)
By this point, photos of tiny houses are everywhere. I’d be surprised if you haven’t seen at least one pint-size abode that made you pause to imagine how simple your life might be if you lived in such an efficient little space. I’ve done more than my fair share of imagining, having watched Kirsten Dirksen’s We the Tin [...]
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EPA Turnaround on Toxic Herbicide ‘Huge Victory for Future of Food’
Revoking Enlist Duo approval, agency sides with green groups and pulls brake on 'lethal cocktail of chemicals' Citing "new information" on the herbicide's environmental toxicity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced it will revoke its controversial approval of Dow's Enlist Duo after determinin [...]
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Obesity price tag: $2trn annually and “rapidly getting worse”
Around 30 percent of the world's population is now obese, while 50 percent is expected to fall into the category by 2030. Meanwhile, 5 percent of global deaths each year are linked to the condition, creating a drag on the global economy. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) revealed the not-so-hidden cost of an [...]
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Honeybee antibiotics? Fresh honey “key” to beating drug-resistant infections, scientists say
Swedish scientists have detected 13 bacterial components in raw honey that they say are more effective than conventional antibiotics in fighting deadly wound infections, including MRSA. The bacterial blend has already been effectively tested on horses. “Antibiotics are mostly one active substance, effective against only a n [...]
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How standing might be the best anti-ageing technique
Spending less time on the sofa lengthens 'telomeres' - the caps on chromosomes which protect the genetic code inside. The best anti-ageing technique could be standing up, scientists believe, after discovering that spending more time on two feet protects DNA. A study found that too much sitting down shortens telomeres, t [...]
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Canadian beekeepers’ sting: Pesticide giants sued for $450mn over bee deaths
Canadian honey producers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Bayer and Syngenta to recover losses dating as far back as 2006, claiming that neonicotinoids they produce and sell are killing bees and cause massive material damage. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of all Canadian beekeepers by honey producers Sun Parlor Honey [...]
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Our Year of No Sugar: One Family’s Grand Adventure
Once upon a time, I was healthy; at least I thought I was. Sure, I lacked enough energy to get me through the day, but with all the commercials on TV touting energy drinks for America’s tired masses, I always assumed I wasn’t the only one suffering. [...]
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Junk food gets encoded in DNA of future children, scientists discover
The next time you wolf down that Big Mac with large fries consider you may be affecting more than your own waistline. Scientists now say an unhealthy diet can be encoded into DNA, which is passed down to future generations. By now, most people have heard various negative things about a Western diet: it is too fatty, too salty an [...]
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Sleep on it: Scientists reveal exactly how good sleep boosts memory
A good night'€™s sleep is crucial for better memory and studying. While this has been long known, scientists lacked exact evidence of what happened inside the brain. But now US and Chinese researchers have revealed precisely how sleep boosts memory. Sleeping after learning something new encourages the growth of the dendritic s [...]
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