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Dec. 6, 2021 — In medical school, Julie Foucher, MD, found herself slipping away from exercise and other healthy habits. And as she was learning about how lifestyle choices cause most of this country’s chronic health problems, she also discovered CrossFit. She enjoyed the varying challenges, the sense of community, and seeing people lose weight, get off medication, and improve their lives. Now, Foucher is among the developers of CrossFit Precision Care, probably the most prominent, direct step to marry health care and fitness – yet another tie to the growing direct primary care trend. CrossFit says it will…

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We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a slippery phone to the face or stepping on that godforsaken musical bear that doesn’t have an off switch, most seasoned parents have a story about the time they accidentally woke up their baby. Reddit user HolidaySad recently asked about the dumbest ways parents have accidentally woken their sleeping babies, and wouldn’t you know it, was absolutely bombarded with relatable stories. Here are 17 sleep catastrophes that are as hilariously painful to read as they are relatable.Mistakes Were Madewalking on tip toes to get my phone back from her room: big toe cracks LOUDthe…

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“The program as it exists right now is very restrictive,” said Hollander, explaining the need to reinvent ViCTER. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw) The National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council met Oct. 3 and approved further development of a new version of the Virtual Consortium for Translational-Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER) program. The reboot, called ViCTER 2.0, is designed to stimulate interest in transdisciplinary and translational collaborations (see sidebar). According to presenter Jonathan Hollander, Ph.D., 34 awards have been made since the program began in 2010, although applications have declined in recent years. ViCTER supports virtual consortia that connect a lead…

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Dec. 6, 2021 — A type of marine algae known as ulva, or “sea lettuce,” that’s a diet staple in places like Japan, New Zealand, and Hawaii may have another benefit for people. Lab experiments suggest that ulvan, an extract from this type of algae, may help fight COVID-19.Other forms of edible seaweed have also shown promise as antivirals against COVID — at least in very early studies done in test tubes and animals. But ulvan has been tested as an antiviral treatment against certain agricultural and human viruses, too. This caused researchers to wonder whether ulvan might help prevent…

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This post contains affiliate links.If you have a new baby on your gift list this year, here are some perfect gifts that will be put to good use AND don’t make noise. I tried to stick to recommendations that were thoughtful but also useful for new parents. Most of them are new this year and a couple are just cool so that they made the list.Holiday Gifts for NewbornsCopper Pearl Premium Burp ClothsI tried to stay away from baby gear that would be on a registry but fresh burp cloths are like fresh socks and underwear – a standard but…

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NIEHS grantees discussed topics ranging from environmental influences on chronic diseases to interventions aimed at reducing harmful exposures during the Exposome and Health Conference, which was hosted by the University of Southern California (USC) on Oct. 27. The exposome refers to all environmental exposures and corresponding biological responses experienced by an individual throughout his or her life. Throughout the years, NIEHS-funded scientists from USC have conducted research related to air pollution, environmental influences on brain aging, developmental origins of child liver injury, and how chemical exposures affect pregnancy, among other topics. (Photo courtesy of TonelsonProductions / Shutterstock.com) New center tackles…

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By Dennis Thompson HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Dec. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) —  Tony Head was depressed and fearing death from stage 4 prostate cancer when, as part of a supervised scientific trial, he took a large dose of the psychedelic agent in “magic mushrooms,” psilocybin.Head donned a mask and headphones to shut out the world around him, and had an experience that changed the course of his life.”At some point in that time I felt like a higher power or something — I didn’t see anything, I didn’t see any type of image — I felt like something connected and touched…

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This post contains affiliate links.I know quite a few women that rave about postpartum compression girdles – so I thought I’d get the low down on them.The concept of using a compression girdle designed to support postpartum recovery is not new, but modern versions are certainly seeing a resurgence as a safe option to help speed recovery from childbirth.What Are Postpartum Compression Garments?Also called girdles, belly bands, postpartum belly wraps, or abdominal binders, these postpartum support garments provide gentle compression and support for core muscles after the trauma of childbirth – be that vaginal or c-section. Although there are a…

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Dec. 6, 2021 — The end of Canada’s ban on gay and bisexual men from donating blood based on sexual orientation alone may soon be history.Canadian Blood Services (CBS) plans to ask Health Canada to screen potential blood donors based on higher-risk sexual behaviors rather than on gender or sexuality. The approach is similar to what’s already followed in many other countries, and it’s one that advocates in the U.S. are also proposing.The submission to request the change ”is imminent,” says CBS spokesperson Catherine Lewis, who expects the request to be finalized before the end of the year. Health Canada,…

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This post contains affiliate links.Coming up with baby gift ideas – even gifts for infants – is hard! I think we all understand that babies don’t want or really need anything, but people really want to recognize special occasions.So I put my own list together of great gifts for kids under one. It was a little tricky because shopping for an infant is different from shopping for a 10-month old but I tried to make it fairly universal for anyone in their first year of life.Here are my criteria for baby gift ideas:gifts that have great play value – so…

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