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Logan Paul’s Prime Energy Draws Political Backlash For High Caffeine Content
“If someone offered you a chance to drink six Coke cans’ worth of caffeine in a single 12-ounce serving, would there be risks associated with saying yes? What if the person consuming it was a child?”

Eliminate Pain in Kids
“Each year, too many kids in the East Bay suffer needlessly from pain related to long-term serious illness, including migraines, joint and abdominal pain, sickle cell anemia and more. A new UCSF Health pain clinic in Walnut Creek is opening to provide relief.”

Have you seen this van? What health experts have to say about the “stem cell patches” it’s selling WARNING FROM CARING AMBASSADORS –
“The men have left Fargo, and are planning to travel across the country to sell patches. They have hopes of getting new vans and people to join their team.”

UNC Department of Family Medicine Authors Second Edition of Chronic Illness Care Textbook
““We were pleased that the first edition of Chronic Illness Care was so well received and hope that the revision continues to be a primary information source for health care providers and other stakeholders, as well as learners, in developing and maintaining competencies related to the care of chronically ill patients,” Daaleman said.”

How calorie counting, portion control can reduce the genetic risks of obesity
““At a time when high calorie foods are aggressively marketed to us, it’s more important than ever to understand how genes influence BMI [body mass index]. We already know that these genes impact traits and behaviors such as hunger and emotional eating, but what makes this study different is that we tested the influence of two types of dietary restraint – rigid and flexible – on the effect of these behaviors,” Shahina Begum, a psychology PhD student at the University of Exeter in England and lead author of the study, said in a press statement.”

FDA Approves Leqembi for Alzheimer’s
“The FDA has just given its first traditional approval for a disease-modifying drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This is a significant milestone with serious implications for AD treatment. But as always some clinical context is helpful.”

AI in health care: How medical providers and researchers are harnessing newest tools to advance patient care
“Artificial intelligence or AI is the hottest topic in tech circles these days. You’ve probably heard of ChatGPT. What about AI and health care? Will AI improve patient care and ease the workload on health care providers?”

Bridging the pain communication gap
“Communicating pain presents a challenge for patients and providers. Patients have their own individual experience of pain, while providers receive widely variable inputs or explanations. This information gap creates issues with diagnosis, treatment and helping patients navigate treatment’s collateral damage. The first step in bridging that information gap often involves a universal pain scale that asks patients to rate their pain level from 0 to 10.”

Mindfulness classes linked to reduced stress, anxiety
“The centuries-old practice of mindfulness is having a moment in present times, and a new study finds the therapy can improve mental health for at least six months.”

How Qigong and Tai Chi Benefit the Body and Mind
“Once stereotyped as exercises just for the elderly, now it’s common to see people of all ages practicing tai chi or qigong, solo or in groups, in parks and public spaces across the country.”

Intense Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson’s Disease, Experts Say
“An international group of researchers has recently discovered that a rigorous exercise program may potentially slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease – giving way for non-pharmaceutical approaches to helping with symptoms and treating the condition.”

Analysis: Is it actually healthy to eat ice cream? Here’s what the evidence says
“Ice cream lovers worldwide were probably rejoicing when a recent article suggested that indulging in your favorite flavor might be healthy. The article drew upon a 2018 doctoral thesis, which suggested that people with type 2 diabetes who consumed more ice cream had lower risks of heart disease. But as exciting as this sounds for those of us who sometimes enjoy indulging in a bowl of raspberry ripple, when we actually examine the study, it’s likely this link comes down to variety of other factors.”