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8-Year Old Doesn't Age Due to Rare Condition Gabby Williams is eight years old but has the skin of a newborn and only weighs 11 lbs. An ultra-rare genetic condition, for which doctors have no discernible explanation, keeps Williams from physically aging and has her parents caring for her nearly the same as the day she was born. Williams shares her rare condition with only a handful of people around the world, including a 29-year-old man from Florida who has the body of a 10-year-old, and a 31-year-old Brazilian woman who appears no older than two.
State of U.S. health 'mediocre': report
A new skin study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms what doctors have long preached. Daily, year-round sunscreen use can significantly slow the skin's aging process by as much as 24 percent. (June 3) A new study from Australia provides the strongest evidence yet that regular sunscreen use helps keep skin looking younger. While dermatologists have long believed sunscreen fights wrinkling, the study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine is the first to demonstrate it in a years-long human trial. Regular sunscreen use slows skin aging, study shows
Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law DENVER (AP) — A set of laws to govern how recreational marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper called the laws the state's best attempt to navigate the uncharted territory of legalized recreational pot. The laws cover how the drug should be raised and packaged, with purchasing limits for out-of-state visitors and a new marijuana driving limit as an analogy to blood alcohol levels. Hickenlooper didn't support marijuana legalization last year, but he praised the regulatory package as a good first crack at safely overseeing the drug. "Recreational marijuana is really a completely new entity," Hickenlooper said, calling the pot rules "commonsense" oversight, such as required potency labeling and a requirement that marijuana is to be sold in child-proof opaque packing with labels clearly stating the drug may not be safe. Colorado voters approved recreational marijuana as a constitutional amendment last year.
Family Medical Costs Still Rising The good news is health care costs are going up more slowly. The bad news is that families continue to see larger medical bills. The typical cost to cover a family of four now exceeds $22,000, including the amount paid in insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs, according to the latest Milliman Medical Index for 2013. Milliman, an actuarial and benefits consultant, puts the cost at slightly less than the amount a family might pay to send a child to an in-state public college for a year.
By Robert Christie | May 14, 2013 08:48 AM EDT 39-year old Colin Fielder from Victoria, Australia was clinically dead for 40 minutes—that is until a new resuscitation technique from The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne brought him back to life (Photo : REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) 39-year old Colin Fielder from Victoria, Australia was clinically dead for 40 minutes—that is until a new resuscitation technique from The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne brought him back to life, according to Herald Sun . The new technique is one of two being performed by the hospital. Australian Man Dead for 40 Minutes Brought Back to Life By New Resuscitation Technique : News : Headlines & Global News
At the Human Performance Institute, Division of Wellness and Prevention, Inc., in Orlando, FL, our clients are high-performing professionals from a variety of industries. These men and women face incessant demands on their time, along with the pressure to perform at high levels and balance their careers and personal lives. From our work with elite performers, we have learned that managing energy is the key to sustaining high performance. However, when facing seemingly infinite demands, one’s ability to manage and expand physical energy can be severely compromised.
13 May 2013 Last updated at 13:00 GMT Over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.
As part of the Obama administration’s work to make our health care system more affordable and accountable, data are being released that show significant variation across the country and within communities in what hospitals charge for common inpatient services. The data provided here include hospital-specific charges for the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. These DRGs represent almost 7 million discharges or 60 percent of total Medicare IPPS discharges. Hospitals determine what they will charge for items and services provided to patients and these charges are the amount the hospital bills for an item or service. Medicare Provider Charge Data - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Cut salt, add potassium, live longer, researchers say If people cut their salt intake and increased their intake of potassium by eating more fruits and vegetables, millions of lives around the world could be saved every year, says research out today. These dietary changes would lower people's blood pressure, which would reduce their risk of having a stroke or heart attack, according to the findings published on bmj.com. To take an in-depth look at the topic, British researchers and other experts from around the world analyzed dozens of international studies on salt and potassium and high blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as a reading greater than or equal to 140/90. STORY: High salt intake linked to high blood pressure in kids STORY: Millions of people don't have their blood pressure under control
Corrections Appended: February 26 and March 12, 2013 1. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Stephanie's father had been treated there 10 years earlier, and she and her family credited the doctors and nurses at MD Anderson with extending his life by at least eight years. Because Stephanie and her...
FDA Requires Lower Doses for Sleep Drugs You breathe harder and suck in more air when you're exercising than when you're, say,... The more allergens you're exposed to at a given time, the higher your allergenic load... Shun synthetic materials for natural ones like cotton—your nose and eyes will thank... Got killer allergies?
New technology can print 3D blood vessels in mere seconds , AniNews.in Washington, September 14 ( ANI ): Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a novel technology that can fabricate, in mere seconds, microscale three dimensional (3D) structures out of soft, biocompatible hydrogels. Near term, the technology could lead to better systems for growing and studying cells, including stem cells, in the laboratory. Long-term, the goal is to be able to print biological tissues for regenerative medicine.
Testicles Of Yogurt-Eating Mice Shown Bigger, And Researchers Credit Probiotics Last summer a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology set out to better understand the effects of yogurt on obesity . They were following up on the results of a long-term study from the Harvard School of Public Health that had suggested yogurt, more than any other food, helped to prevent age-related weight gain. The M.I.T. team, led by cancer biologist Susan Erdman and evolutionary geneticist Eric Alm, wanted to replicate the work in mice.
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