Specific factors can affect the physical and mental quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis

Specific factors can affect the physical and mental quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis

Quality of life is a measure of a person’s level of comfort, health and happiness. For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study has found that there are specific factors that can affect a person’s physical and mental quality of life. The study is published in the August 10, 2022 online issue of Neurology®the …

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White House aims to restore health care protections for LGBTQ workers

White House aims to restore health care protections for LGBTQ workers

A settlement proposed by the Biden administration would once again protect transgender and other LGBTQ workers seeking health services from discrimination. The proposed new rule would overturn a Trump-era regulation by restoring gender identity and sexual orientation as categories protected from discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination based …

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Walgreens helped fuel San Francisco's opioid crisis, judge says

Walgreens helped fuel San Francisco’s opioid crisis, judge says

Placeholder while loading article actions Walgreens helped fuel San Francisco’s opioid epidemic by shipping and distributing the addictive drugs without due diligence, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in what attorneys suing the retailer called a “wake-up call for business.” U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Walgreens had ‘substantially contributed’ to one of the nation’s deadliest …

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Audit says Louisiana mental health agency did not collect revenue or outstanding debt

Audit says Louisiana mental health agency did not collect revenue or outstanding debt

(The Center Square) — A recent legislative Audit uncovered several issues within the Central Louisiana Social Services District, including a failure to collect self-generated revenue, overdue debts, and loose oversight of employee timesheets. Louisiana Legislative Auditor Mike Waguespack released an audit report Monday for the agency that provides mental health services in an eight-parish area. …

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Finding the genetic mechanism behind tumor formation could improve targeted therapy for cancer patients

Finding the genetic mechanism behind tumor formation could improve targeted therapy for cancer patients

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain Genetic alterations in the FGFR2 gene occur in various types of cancer and represent a promising target for therapies. However, clinical responses to available therapies have remained variable and unpredictable, making it difficult to select patients who may benefit from these types of treatments. An international team of researchers, including Shridar …

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Lack of affordable housing options worries nurses in central Oregon - State of Reform

Lack of affordable housing options worries nurses in central Oregon – State of Reform

A high cost of living coupled with a lack of affordable housing options worries nurses looking to work in central Oregon. Get the latest information on state-specific policies for the healthcare industry delivered to your inbox. The cost of living in Bend increased by 22.5% from 2010 to 2020, which was the 4th fastest increase …

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Side turns are a waste of time.  Try these 3 oblique exercises instead.

Side turns are a waste of time. Try these 3 oblique exercises instead.

It’s time to face the truth: you’re not giving your love handles any love by doing sideways bends. One way or another, side bends remain a go-to exercise that you’ll see on the floor of nearly every commercial gym as guys strive to work their oblique muscles. But when it comes to strengthening your midsection …

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Arianna Huffington: Here's how the pandemic-fueled surge in gambling is reshaping our understanding of its effects on mental health

Arianna Huffington: Here’s how the pandemic-fueled surge in gambling is reshaping our understanding of its effects on mental health

Given the scale of the mental health crisis and the hundreds of millions of people who already play video games, gaming could be a game-changer for mental health. Gambling isn’t where most people would think of improving their mental health, but there’s no better way to help people improve their lives than to meet them …

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