Health Highlights: February 18, 2010

[ad_1] Here are some of the latest developments in health and medical news, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Expect health insurance rate increases, HHS warns Large increases in health insurance premiums are likely to be common in the coming years, warns a US Department of Health and Human Services …

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Pot smokers susceptible to other addictions, study results

[ad_1] Latest news on prevention and wellness By Steven ReinbergHealthDay reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Pot smokers may be at a much higher risk of developing addiction to other drugs or alcohol, according to a new study. Researchers found that adult marijuana use was associated with a …

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KHN’S ‘What the health?’: Recruitment at HHS

[ad_1] More than a month into President Joe Biden’s tenure, candidates for some of the most important positions in the Department of Health and Human Services are finally getting confirmation hearings in the Senate, starting with the candidate for the post of secretary, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. [ad_2]

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Review of U.S. models of recurrent coronary heart disease

[ad_1] (HealthDay) – From 2008 to 2017, rates of recurrent myocardial infarction (MI), recurrent coronary artery disease (CHD) events, hospitalization for heart failure and mortality decreased the year after MI , with larger reductions in women than in men, according to a study published in the Feb. 16 issue of …

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Scientists show benefits of bioinformatics with PlasmidHawk tool

[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public Domain Tracking the origin of the synthetic genetic code has never been straightforward, but it can be done through bioinformatic computational approaches or, increasingly, deep learning. Although the latter holds the lion’s share, new research by computer scientist Todd Treangen of the Brown School …

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New aid in weight loss?

[ad_1] Latest news on diet and weight management THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) – An amino acid called isoleucine may play an important role in weight loss, a new study suggests. Japanese researchers fed mice a diet high in fat (45% of calories from fat) for six weeks. After the …

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Exposure to green spaces is linked to a lower risk of pediatric-onset IBD

[ad_1] (HealthDay) – According to a study published in the February issue of American Journal of Gastroenterology. Michael Elten, University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study using population-related administrative and environmental health data sets. A total of 2,715,318 mother-child pairs from hospital deliveries in …

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