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Vegetarians May Face Higher Stroke Risk

Mark Lawrence, a professor of public health nutrition at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, said that dietary guidelines have the best advice for vegetarians as well as for fish and meat eaters. That’s because they consider dietary associations with multiple health outcomes — not just heart disease and stroke, said Lawrence, who co-authored an accompanying… Read More »

Vitamin B Supplements More Effective With Higher Omega 3 Levels

Many studies have already proven that vitamin B supplements can help slow mental decline in older individuals. But higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids could boost the effect of vitamin B supplements. Researchers examined more than 250 individuals with mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment is when brain function is below what is normally expected… Read More »

Lithium and Anticonvulsant Mood Stabilizers: No Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

For women with bipolar disorder, choosing whether to maintain or discontinue treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy is challenging.  This is a process which requires careful and thoughtful consideration, weighing the risk of adverse outcomes associated with exposure to a particular drug against the risk of recurrent illness in the setting of medication discontinuation.… Read More »

Weight Watchers shares soar 38% after higher full-year forecast, suggesting a turnaround

Weight Watchers member and board member Oprah Winfrey shares her thoughts on the value of community at an intimate luncheon with winners of Weight Watchers Better Together Sweepstakes on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Matt Sayles | Invision for Weight Watchers | AP Images As stock slid Wednesday, Weight Watchers shares surged… Read More »

Higher health insurance deductibles a sickening trend that’s causing financial hardship – CBS News

One alternative to sky-high monthly health insurance premiums for many Americans is opting for a high-deductible plan instead. Those plans come with lower monthly premiums, but their elevated deductibles create other problems. Deductibles can reach into multiple thousands of dollars — causing some people to skip care altogether. Foregoing preventative care or not filling prescriptions… Read More »