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Monday, 23 November 2020

Social determinants of health are linked to gun homicide rates

Gun homicide rates in the US are associated with several social determinants of health, including income inequality, government welfare spending, trust in institutions, and social mobility, according to a new study published December 17 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Daniel Kim from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachussetts. Gun…

Congress Is Ready to Raise the Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Following similar moves on the state-level around the country, the House of Representatives approved a provision on Tuesday that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes and tobacco products in the United States to 21 from 18, according to the text of the House amendment. The provision, part of…

Helen of Troy to Buy Drybar Products Business for $255 Million

Helen of Troy Ltd. is buying the Drybar hair-care business, Drybar Products LLC, for $255 million in cash. The products business, which includes shampoos, conditioners, tools and styling products, started after Drybar blowout salons, founded by Alli Webb in 2010, took off. The brand is sold inside Drybar studios, as…

New drug for migraine pain may suit more people than existing drugs

Migraine breakthrough as trial proves new drug can relieve sufferers of pain within two hours More than 20% of people given the drug ubrogepant had relief in two hours Ubrogepant targets a protein thought to be involved in the feeling of pain   Current medicines narrow blood vessels which aren’t suitable…

Clearing up the confusion over red meat recommendations

Meaty subjects have been in the news recently, with a series of studies questioning dietary recommendations that we eat less of the red stuff, even as plant-based substitutes have moved into the spotlight with fast-food breakthroughs. A new generation of faux burgers, such as Impossible Burgers and Beyond Meat, which…

Take a look inside Ivanka Trump’s daily diet

Whereas her father may be known for his affinity for Diet Coke and fast food — a habit Melania Trump has reportedly been trying to get him to kick — Ivanka Trump’s diet couldn’t be more different.  The first daughter, who has been in the public eye long before Donald…

E-prescription for patients in Stuttgart and Tuttlingen

Patients from Baden-Württemberg, which are by law covered by health insurance, can consult on the website docdirekt a doctor, and in the future an electronic recipe is received. In the start-up phase of this pilot project, the E-prescription in a pharmacy in Stuttgart and in the district of Tuttlingen redeem….