Month: September 2018

air pollution increases diabetes

Air pollution could be responsible for 1 in 7 new cases of diabetes | World Economic Forum

Air Pollution Increases Diabetes When we think of diabetes we often think of lifestyle issues like obesity and poor nutrition. There seem to be little conversation about how air pollution increases diabetes… until now. Outdoor air pollution – already a major cause of disease and death globally – contributed to 3.2 million new cases of …

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The Last Company You Would Expect Is Reinventing Health Benefits

Comcast Reinvents Health Benefits It’s wonderful that Comcast has helped improve health benefits but the story falls short. Making sick care less expensive to employees is not the same as improving their health. It is certainly a good thing that Comcast and its employees pay less for sick care services. It will be an even …

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Stressed Students

Students Are More Stressed Out Than Ever. Here’s How Colleges Are Designing Campuses To Fix That

Stressed Students College has always been stressful. Stressed students are moving further into adulthood and away from the lives they knew while balancing demanding coursework and new communities. This is a situation ripe for trouble. Germany’s University of Heidelberg even had a “student jail” (Studentenkarzer) for wayward students until 1914. But today’s stress is worse. …

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Weight loss: Plant-based drug ‘switches off’ hunger

Ancient Herb Switches Off Hunger This is an example where something good, recognizing a herbal benefit, may well go bad. Researchers have found that the thunder god vine (or Tripterygium wilfordii) contains a compound, celastrol, that can suppress appetite. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has used this plant for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Our …

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Middle-class incomes have shrunk in almost every state

Middle-class incomes have shrunk As Americans across the Nation celebrate Labor Day, it is worth noting that middle-class incomes have shrunk since 1999 in all but two states (South Dakota & Vermont). David Chase and others have pointed out the continued erosion of take-home pay as healthcare costs grow as part of the Gross Domestic …

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