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African health official: Ebola in Uganda is under control
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African health official: Ebola in Uganda is under control

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s Ebola outbreak is under control, a top public health official in Africa said Thursday, noting that local health authorities are doing well to trace most contacts. “The situation is not getting out of control,” said Dr. Ahmed Ogwell, acting director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We have...

Human health is intertwined with fossil fuel use
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Human health is intertwined with fossil fuel use

The title and leading message in a report published today in the medical journal The Lancet Countdown sums up what many public health experts around the world worry about: “Health at the Mercy of Fossil Fuels.” The report paints a grim picture ahead of next month’s 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27). “People...

ECMO May Come With Mental Health Costs
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ECMO May Come With Mental Health Costs

Use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was associated with a modestly increased risk of new mental health diagnoses in patients treated for critical illness in an intensive care unit (ICU), a retrospective cohort study in Canada showed. Among adult survivors who received ECMO, incidence of a new mental health diagnosis was 22.1 per 100 person-years...

Tuberville: US has too many ‘takers’ who don’t want to work
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Tuberville: US has too many ‘takers’ who don’t want to work

MONTGOMERY, Ala — U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville said this week that the country has too many “takers” instead of workers and suggested that many in younger generations — including people in their 40s — don’t understand they need to work. Tuberville, 68, made the remarks while discussing the national worker shortage during a speech to...

Health insurance mysteries, explained | CNN
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Health insurance mysteries, explained | CNN

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Stress, But Less newsletter. Our six-part mindfulness guide will inform and inspire you to reduce stress while learning how to harness it. CNN  —  Whether you’re getting kicked off your parent’s health insurance plan or have been doing open enrollment for years, navigating health insurance jargon can be daunting....

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Bird and birdsong encounters improve mental health, study finds | Birds

One swallow may not make a summer but seeing or hearing birds does improve mental wellbeing, researchers have found. The study, led by academics from King’s College London, also found that everyday encounters with birds boosted the mood of people with depression, as well as the general population. The researchers said the findings suggested that...

Russia may again block Antarctic marine protections
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Russia may again block Antarctic marine protections

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Delegations from Russia and Ukraine are among those meeting in Australia this week to decide the future of Antarctica’s pristine waters. Conservationists say new marine protected areas and rules to prevent overfishing are desperately needed, but that Russia could use its veto-like powers to once again block progress. Achieving the required...

Eating Almonds Daily May Help Improve Gut Health: Study
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Eating Almonds Daily May Help Improve Gut Health: Study

Rich, crunchy and nutty – almonds are not just delicious, but are packed with various health benefitting properties. According to health experts, almonds are rich in protein, vitamins, antioxidants and other essential nutrients that help promote overall health. In fact, different studies from across the world have found that almonds are good of eyes, skin,...

St John of God Health Care turns to cloud to manage 16,000 workforce
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St John of God Health Care turns to cloud to manage 16,000 workforce

St John of God Health Care seeks to simply staff experience by bringing its human resource system to the cloud. The not-for-profit healthcare organisation runs 27 public and private health facilities across Australia and New Zealand, including 17 hospitals, disability services, mental health facilities, home nursing, and other clinical specialties. As part of its human...

Fetterman’s rocky debate raises anxiety among Democrats
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Fetterman’s rocky debate raises anxiety among Democrats

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman’s rocky debate performance fueled concern inside his party on Wednesday, as leaders assessed whether it would significantly shift a race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate and the future of Joe Biden’s presidency. Appearing on stage five months after his stroke, Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s 53-year-old lieutenant...