December 2020 / 60 posts found

Nutritional Supplements for Mitochondrial Diseases Need Scientific Validation, Experts Contend

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The use of vitamins and other nutritional supplements to treat mitochondrial diseases needs to be scientifically validated, a study contends. Defects in mitochondria, the cells’ power plants, can cause complex disorders that are potentially life-threatening. Patients can have a variety of symptoms, including developmental delays, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, nerve pain, and inability to tolerate exercise. Scientists have identified approximately 300 genes in which inherited mutations lead to mitochondrial disease. Given the lack of proven therapies for these conditions, mitochondrial disease patients frequently take various vitamins and supplements. However, the substances are largely unregulated, with no scientific studies backing up […]

Another New Word for 2020 – Syndemic | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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This year has welcomed a number of new ideas and words to the public’s vocabulary including cytokine storm, lockdown, coronavirus, and now “syndemic”.  Apparently, this word was coined in the 1990’s with the HIV/AIDS crisis, but I had never heard it until today’s article.  We have heard multiple studies highlighting the connection between chronic diseases like diabetes with the severity of COVID infection.   Now we can condense that sentence into one term, “syndemic”, and even add to the meaning with the following idea.  The societal effects of COVID hysteria lead to obstacles to health care for those living with chronic […]

Man Buys Coffee at 7-Eleven Everyday Because He’s Crushing on the Cashier, Gets Diabetes

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A Taiwanese man was diagnosed with diabetes after buying coffee every day at a nearby 7-Eleven because he has a crush on a female employee. The unidentified man shared his story on a popular Taiwanese forum called Dcard on Monday. According to World of Buzz, the man titled his post saying, “When we are chasing after a girl, us guys need to depend on our perseverance to get the girl.” His infatuation started two years ago when he first saw the 7-Eleven employee nearby branch. Determined to get her attention and to make sure that she would remember him, the […]

Coronavirus: Paid Sick Leave Requirement Will End

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WASHINGTON — Employers will no longer have to provide paid sick leave to workers who get infected with COVID-19 after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked that extension from being included in Congress’s latest coronavirus aid package. In March, Congress passed a law mandating that workers are able to draw two weeks of paid sick leave if they contract COVID, two weeks of paid leave to care for a quarantining relative, and up to 10 weeks of paid family leave to care for a child whose school or daycare is closed for COVID-related reasons. BuzzFeed News previously reported that McConnell […]

Why these 6 GOP senators voted against coronavirus relief package

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Reaction and analysis from Bret Baier on ‘Fox & Friends.’ After months of stalled negotiations, Congress finally passed a new $900 billion coronavirus relief package late Monday night with overwhelming support in the Senate, but six Republicans stood firmly against it. Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., all stood firmly against the bill, which had been bundled with a $1.4 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. Their criticisms largely focused on the size of the legislation, both in terms of the dollar amount and […]

What is TA-65? | TA 65MD Nutritional Supplements | TA Sciences

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What is TA-65? Slow down aging using patented, all natural, plant-based TA-65MD Nutritional Anti Aging Supplement by TA Sciences. This content was originally published here.

Integrative and Functional Medicine | District Center for Integrative Medicine

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Integrative and Functional Medicine providers approach the practice of medicine holistically.  We treat the whole person rather than a specific disease. Because of our holistic approach, we prioritize the physician-patient relationship and focus on understanding the upstream driver of illness, as opposed primarily focusing on the downstream symptoms. Integrative Medicine Integrative Medicine uses a combination of “Western” medicine and various complementary healing modalities (including, for example, acupuncture, botanical medicine and meditation) to treat a patient and support her healing. Integrative medicine doctors also incorporate the importance of nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle support. Functional Medicine Functional Medicine embraces these…

Inside the insulin caravan battling diabetes and high drug prices in the U.S. – CBS News

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CBS News July 2, 2019, 7:42 AM Caravan of Americans battling diabetes heads to Canada for affordable insulin Caravan goes to Canada for affordable insulin The high price of insulin across the country is forcing some families with type 1 diabetes to go north to buy the medication. From 2012 to 2016, the price of insulin nearly doubled in the U.S. — and last weekend, about a dozen people took a bus 817 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to London, Ontario, to buy the life-saving drug. “For us, insulin is like air — it’s like oxygen, we need it,” said Deb […]

‘It’s unconscionable’: Outrage over the ‘three-martini lunch’ tax deduction in the new coronavirus aid deal – MarketWatch

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This piece of the long-awaited fourth emergency coronavirus-relief bill has plenty of people shaken and stirred — and it’s not the second round of stimulus checks being half as much as the first. No, it is what’s being called the “three-martini lunch” tax deduction, which President Trump has pushed for since the spring as a means to boost a restaurant industry that has been hit especially hard by the pandemic. Businesses have only been able to take 50% of their meal expenses off of their federal taxes since the 1980s, but a proposal backed by the White House and Sen. […]

Coronavirus stimulus update: Congress agrees to $900 billion relief bill

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The relief plan includes direct payments of $600 to most adults and $600 per child, Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement. The Democrats said it would put $284 billion into Paycheck Protection Program small business loans. It would direct another $20 billion to small business grants and $15 billion to live event venues. It would also add a $300 federal unemployment supplement and temporarily keep in place pandemic-era programs that expanded unemployment insurance eligibility. It was not immediately clear how long each of those measures would last. If the jobless benefits expansion expires the day after Christmas, 12 million […]