Health & Fitness

  • NYT > Health 1 month 22 hours ago
    • Uma mudança ainda mais drástica ocorreu em relação aos refrigerantes carbonatados: as vendas na América Latina dobraram desde 2000, ultrapassando o consumo na América do Norte em 2013, segundo a Organização Mundial da Saúde.
    • Quanto isso vai custar?” De muitas formas, o Brasil é um microcosmo de como rendimentos crescentes e políticas governamentais fizeram com que a população vivesse mais tempo e com mais qualidade e também serviram para erradicar amplamente a fome.
    • A cada ano, 300 mil pessoas são diagnosticadas com diabetes tipo II, uma doença relacionada à obesidade.
    • Também chama a atenção, no Brasil, a habilidade política da indústria.
    • Em 2010, uma coalizão de empresas de alimentos e bebidas brasileiras destruiu uma série de medidas que buscavam limitar anúncios de junk food destinados a crianças.
  • Reuters: Health 1 month 1 day ago
    • Drafted by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, the bill was introduced last week.
    • If approved, it would replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known informally as Obamacare, which Republicans have long seen as government overreach into the healthcare business.
    • The GrahamCassidy measure has revived a fight that many in Washington thought was over when an Obamacare repealandreplace bill flopped in the Senate in July, humiliating Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.
    • Two Senate committees, including the powerful Finance Committee, on Monday announced they would hold hearings on the bill next week, the first public hearings all year for any Republican Senate proposal to overhaul Obamacare.
    • Republican Senator John McCain had called for a return to regular order and public hearings before voting against a repealandreplace bill in July.
  • Reuters: Health 1 month 1 day ago
    • Drafted by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, the bill was introduced last week.
    • If approved, it would replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known informally as Obamacare, which Republicans have long seen as government overreach into the healthcare business.
    • The GrahamCassidy measure has revived a fight that many in Washington thought was over when an Obamacare repealandreplace bill flopped in the Senate in July, humiliating Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.
    • Two Senate committees, including the powerful Finance Committee, on Monday announced they would hold hearings on the bill next week, the first public hearings all year for any Republican Senate proposal to overhaul Obamacare.
    • Republican Senator John McCain had called for a return to regular order and public hearings before voting against a repealandreplace bill in July.
  • Reuters: Health 1 month 1 day ago
    • In their longrunning war on former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, Senate Republicans are now proposing to replace it with a system that would give states money in block grants to run their own healthcare programs.
    • Drafted by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, the bill was introduced last week.
    • The GrahamCassidy measure has revived a fight that many in Washington thought was over when an Obamacare repealandreplace bill flopped in the Senate in July, humiliating Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.
    • Republican senators John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, all of whom voted against the last Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, were said by aides to be undecided on the latest proposal.
    • But the party has failed to repeal Obamacare or enact a replacement system, despite controlling the Senate, the House and the White House since the November 2016 elections.
  • Reuters: Health 1 month 1 day ago
    • FILE PHOTO: A GlaxoSmithKline logo is seen outside one of its buildings in west London, February 6, 2008.
    • REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN) (Reuters) GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Innoviva Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved their triple drug inhaler for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
    • GSK’s oncedaily triple inhaler, the first to get U.S approval, combines the drugs fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium and vilanterol.
  • Reuters: Health 1 month 1 day ago
    • FILE PHOTO: The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in Wuppertal February 24, 2014.
    • REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo (Reuters) German drugs and pesticides group Bayer AG said in a statement on its French website that it would stop selling its contraceptive implant, Essure, in countries other than the United States.
    • The FDA has since received thousands of complaints, including reports of the device breaking or moving and causing injuries.
  • NYT > Health 1 month 1 day ago
    • ProPublica and The New York Times analyzed Medicare prescription drug plans covering 35.7 million people in the second quarter of this year.
    • And every drug plan that covered lidocaine patches, which are not addictive but cost more than other generic pain drugs, required that patients get prior approval for them.
    • The insurers have also erected more hurdles to approving addiction treatments than for the addictive substances themselves, the analysis found.
    • Aetna and other insurers say they have seen marked declines in monthly opioid prescriptions in the past year or so.
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  • Reuters: Health 1 month 1 day ago
    • As of 2015, 26 states prohibited firearm possession by people convicted of domestic violence but only 11 of those states also explicitly required these individuals to relinquish weapons they already owned.
    • For the current study, researchers examined data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on intimate partner homicides committed between 1991 and 2015.
    • Nationwide, the intimate partner murder rate declined from 1.19 victims for every 100,000 people in 1991 to 0.60 victims for every 100,000 people by 2015, the study found.
    • Over that same period, the firearmrelated intimate partner homicide rate decreased from 0.68 to 0.36 victims for every 100,000 people.
    • One limitation of the study is that states with the most gun restrictions might be different in other ways from states with less restrictive laws or none at all, the authors note.
  • Reuters: Health 1 month 1 day ago
    • (Reuters Health) Triathlon competitors may be more likely to die suddenly and suffer a fatal trauma or cardiac arrest than previously thought, U.S. data suggest.
    • A study of more than 9 million participants over three decades found that deaths and cardiac arrests struck 1.74 out of every 100,000 competitors.
    • A standard Olympic triathlon involves a 1.5 kilometer (0.9 mile) swim, followed by a 40 kilometer (24.8 mile) bike ride and a 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) run.
    • For the study, researchers examined data on triathlon participants from 1985 to 2016.
    • This included 107 sudden deaths as well as 13 racerelated cardiac arrests that people survived because of prompt emergency medical attention.
  • Reuters: Health 1 month 1 day ago
    • REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that legislative analysts examine both the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a lastditch effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare.
    • Past attempts by Republicans to gut Obamacare have been hampered, in part, by CBO estimates that showed the bills would have left millions more Americans without health insurance.
    • Senator Rand Paul said it did not go far enough to repeal Obamacare.
    • But if it can get through the Senate, it may have a chance in the House of Representatives, also run by Republicans.
    • But the party has failed to repeal Obamacare or enact a replacement system, despite controlling the Senate, the House and the White House since the November 2016 elections.