Healthcare

Nonprofits Launch $100M Plan to Support Local Health Workers business

A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in 10 countries, mostly in Africa, by 2030 to support 200,000 community health workers who serve as a crucial bridge to treating those with limited access to healthcare. The Skoll Foundation and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation announced Monday that they have donated a total of …

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The study underscores the urgent need to assess deficiencies in the energy balance model for the prevention and treatment of obesity

In a recently published study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutritionthe researchers highlighted the urgent need to replace highly processed carbohydrates with minimally processed carbohydrates or healthy fats to halt the obesity pandemic that relentlessly continues. Study: Competing paradigms of obesity pathogenesis: energy balance versus carbohydrate-insulin models. Credit: Fuss Sergey/Shutterstock background There are two …

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Routine regular fasting linked to a lower risk of hospitalization in patients with COVID-19

Scientists have been working very hard to understand the various aspects of the novel coronavirus, namely severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of the ongoing Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Recently they assessed the impact of intermittent fasting on the severity of COVID-19 disease. This study is available in BMJ Nutrition, …

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School meals to return to pre-pandemic procedures | education news

MARIA KUIPER and The Associated Press CEDAR FALLS — Families may pay for school lunches again this year after ending a rule introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, the US Department of Agriculture began reimbursing all meals to public schools and daycares. The free meals, which are …

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Risk profiles in adults with cardiovascular disease are not improving despite advanced guidelines and treatments

In an analysis of medical information from more than 6,000 American adults with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine conclude that CVD risk “profiles” in secondary prevention have been improving in recent years haven’t improved in two decades. Secondary prevention refers to the prevention of recurring cardiovascular events, such as …

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Business at St. Louis-area hospitals rebounds despite pandemic fears | local business

ST. LOUIS — Hospital leaders braced for a devastating financial hit as COVID-19 hit the St. Louis area. Profitable procedures were canceled or postponed, and the economic downturn pushed more people out of employer-funded health plans. But more than two years into the pandemic, the financial statements of the region’s three largest healthcare systems — …

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