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- New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollablyNHS England is funding a new treatment for patients with severe haemophilia A. ..... Read More.9 hours ago
- California Workers’ Comp Bureau Submits Lower 2020 Pure Premium Rate FilingThe Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California on Tuesday submitted its Jan. 1, 2020, pure premium rate filing to the California Department of Insurance, proposing advisory pure premium rates that are an average of 5.4% less than the current … ..... Read More.10 hours ago
- U.S. won’t give flu vaccines to migrants in border detention centersThree migrant children have died in the past year from the flu ..... Read More.11 hours ago
- Cost of employer-sponsored health care plans has risen twice as fast as wages over last de...Employees with company-sponsored health insurance plans spent 67% more on health coverage in 2018 compared to 2008. ..... Read More.13 hours ago
- Playing online brain games can boost seniors’ cognitive skillsResearchers say the games keep our mental muscles in shape well into old age By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs August 20, 2019 A new study has revealed a creative way for older consumers to stay mentally sharp: online games. According to researchers from the University of California at Irvine, seniors who play online brain games can boost their cognitive skills to be just as sharp as those decades younger than them. The brain is not a muscle, but like our bodies, if we work out and train it, we can improve our mental performance, said researcher Mark Steyvers. We discovered that people in the upper ranges who completed specific training tasks were able to beef up their brains ability to switch between tasks in the game at a level similar to untrained 20- and 30-year-olds. Working out your brain To see how the online games improved seniors cognitive skills, the… ..... Read More.15 hours ago
- Insomniacs could be at increased risk for severe health complicationsResearchers found that lack of sleep could lead to more than just fatigue By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs August 20, 2019 A new study conducted by researchers from the American Heart Association found that consumers who suffer with insomnia could also be at greater risk for more serious health concerns. The researchers discovered that insomnia can increase the risk for consumers to develop heart disease or suffer a stroke. Understanding the risk factors The researchers took a genetic approach to better understand how insomnia can lead to more serious health issues. Using medical records from over one million participants enrolled in public studies, the researchers were able to test their genetic make-up to see if certain diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, were more likely when insomnia was present. During their tests, the researchers found that those who had a specific gene that predisposed them to insomnia were also… ..... Read More.15 hours ago
- Mercedes-Benz expected to support California’s emissions standardsA growing number of automakers are committing to meeting the states rules for curbing vehicle emissions By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs August 20, 2019 Mercedes-Benz may be the next automaker to agree to meet Californias tougher auto emissions standards, the New York Times reports. In July, California negotiated with four automakers -- Ford, Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen -- who committed to making cars that meet the states stricter standards instead of the national standards proposed by the Trump administration. Sources tell the Times that Mercedes-Benz is also expected to agree to meeting the states emissions rules, but the automaker hasnt yet confirmed that it will do so. Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, and General Motors also met with the White House last month and one of those three automakers also intends to voluntarily disregard the Trump proposal and stick to the current, stricter federal emissions standards for at least the next… ..... Read More.15 hours ago