Apr 05, 20:00

WebMD Health Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:09 PM
     The U.K. Health Security Agency added nine symptoms to its official list of signs that could indicate a COVID-19 infection.

WebMD Health Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:03 PM
     Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Monday that codifies the right to an abortion in state law, according to The Associated Press.

WebMD Health Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:53 PM
     The National Research Action Plan on Long COVID will gather experts from various agencies to expand existing long-COVID clinics and broaden ongoing research on symptoms of the virus that persist long after infection.

WebMD Health Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:26 PM
     An outside medical expert will undertake a thorough review of CDC policies and procedures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WebMD Health Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:12 PM
     The FDA says restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell potentially contaminated raw oysters which were harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia.

WebMD Health Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:22 PM
     A new international study the smells that people like or loathe are determined not by cultural experiences but mostly by the structure of the odor molecule.

Mark's Daily Apple Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:01 PM

  Sleep deprivation affects your brain, metabolism, immune system, and cardiovascular health, not to mention your day-to-day happiness and quality of life. Sleep should be one of our top health priorities. Yet all the research says the same thing: we are chronically sleep deprived as a society. The CDC reports that one-third of American adults suffer from "short sleep duration," meaning they consistently get less than seven hours per night. A 2020 Sleep in America poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that only 16 percent of us feel well rested every day. And this isn't just an American problem. According to a survey conducted by the Philips corporation in 13 countries in 2021, barely half of adults worldwide are satisfied with the sleep they're getting. You have to wonder if some of these surveys underestimate the problem. After all, how many of us want to admit how often we stay up until 2 a.m. scrolling on our phones? More to the point, how many people know if they're getting good sleep? Sleep deprivation isn't just getting less than eight hours a night of sleep per night. You can also wind up in a sleep debt when your sleep quality is lacking and you aren't getting the restorative rest you need. Does the average person even know what it feels like to be fully rested? Perhaps not. It's like when people start eating Primally, and they finally discover what it's like to have energy throughout the day, or they realize that those chronic stomach aches and sore joints weren't normal after all. By the same token, lots of people are probably suffering from symptoms of sleep deprivation but chalk them up to stress or illness. Or they simply ignore them. Everyone knows how critical sleep is for health, but it's just so darn easy to put good sleep on the back burner. Today we'll highlight some signs of sleep deprivation that you might be missing. What Causes Poor Sleep? The kind of sleep deprivation we're talking about today is what researchers call chronic partial sleep deprivation or sleep restriction. You aren't entirely sleep deprived, staying awake for 24, 36, or even 72 hours at a time like some folks with insomnia or research participants do. Rather, you consistently get less sleep than you need, racking up sleep debt incrementally night after night. Sometimes, the factors leading to sleep deprivation are within your control—staying up late to consume media, having poor sleep hygiene habits—but not always. Caregivers or parents frequently experience sleep disruptions, and there's little they can do about it. Sleep-wake disorders like sleep apnea by definition interfere with sleep, but so do many other medical conditions. (If medical issues are affecting your sleep, talk to your medical provider. They may have treatments you haven't considered.) Although the research suggests that some people are more resilient to sleep loss than others, everyone is negatively affected by insufficient sleep. You're no doubt familiar with common side effects like Fatigue Irritability … Continue reading "Go to Bed! Surprising Effects of Sleep Deprivation"

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Dignity Health Medical Groups Blog Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:36 PM

Whether you have an official break from school or simply want to take advantage of warm weather, spring travel is top-of-mind for many of us. Whatever your plans, keep in mind that COVID-19 is still poses a health concern and the virus can spread easily among groups of people during travel and in places like museums, sports venues or amusement parks.

We caught up with Kelley Brinsky, DO, a family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine physician with Dignity Health Medical Group — Sequoia, to discuss tips for safe and healthy travel this spring.

Apr 05, 12:00

WebMD Health Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:00 PM
     To build an artificial intelligence system that humans can trust with life-or-death responsibilities, machines will need to develop a very human trait: Admitting their mistakes.

WebMD Health Tuesday, April 5, 2022 10:27 AM
     Left untreated, narcolepsy can hold you back both socially and professionally, to say nothing of wreaking havoc on your mental health.

WebMD Health Tuesday, April 5, 2022 8:18 AM
     Research says 10 minutes or less of movement can bring health and fitness benefits. We separate what's true and too good to be true.

HEALTHIANS BLOG Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:11 AM

Contributed by: Rachana Arya   Introduction Women are predisposed to a variety of health problems as they age. If an underlying health condition exists, regular screening guarantees a diagnosis early on — when it's likely to be the most treatable — and saves you from extensive treatment later.  Consider it similar to the regular maintenance […]

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Apr 05, 06:00