7 Best Mental Health Apps to Start Using Today - CNET

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Mental health apps are an easy resource that helps relieve stress, tame anxiety and elevate your mood. While they're not a replacement for therapy, research shows that the best mental health apps are a great way to improve your well-being and keep tabs on your wellness journey. There's a lot to love about mental health apps: the variety, the affordability and the features. They also bring mental health resources to people who otherwise couldn't get help due to finances, disabilities or location. But they're not all created equal. Not all mental health apps are backed by research or clinical insights. With between 10,000 and 20,000 wellness apps out there, it can be difficult to find the b ...

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Alphabet's health science unit cuts over 200 jobs - Reuters

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Jan 11 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) health science unit, Verily Life Sciences, said on Wednesday it had laid off over 200 employees, or about 15% of its workforce, marking the first time in at least six years when Alphabet or its affiliate has announced job cuts. The move follows similar retrenchment exercises in corporate America, concentrated among technology firms and banks, as companies look to curtail spending in a tough economy. "We will advance fewer initiatives with greater resources," Verily said in a blog post. It has stopped development on analytics tool Verily Value Suite and some early-stage products, the company said, adding that some employees will also be moved in ...

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Meditation could have positive impact on gut and overall health

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It is a practice favoured by Lena Dunham, Tom Hanks and Lady Gaga to boost their focus and bring about calmness in an often busy, distracted world. Now researchers have found evidence that frequent meditation over several years may help alter the human gut – boosting the body’s immune system and reducing the risk of anxiety, depression and heart disease. In a small study of Buddhist monks, researchers found deep meditation could help regulate the gut microbiome, and lower the risk of physical and mental ill health. The findings feature in the journal General Psychiatry, which is published by the British Medical Journal. “The microbiota enriched in monks was associated with a reduced ...

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U.S. extends public health emergency status for COVID - CNBC - Reuters

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[1/2] People wear masks as a protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York City, New York, U.S., December 12, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. health department on Wednesday extended the COVID-19 pandemic's status as a public health emergency, allowing millions of Americans to continue receiving free tests, vaccines and treatments. The emergency was first declared in January 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic began, and has been renewed each quarter since then. It was due to end this week. The increased availability of vaccines and medications has significantly diminished the COVID-19 pandemic's toll since early in President Joe Bi ...

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ASPCA Pet Health Insurance review 2023

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Insider's experts choose the best products and services to help make smart decisions with your money (here’s how). In some cases, we receive a commission from our partners, however, our opinions are our own. Terms apply to offers listed on this page. Pros Cons Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Check mark icon A check mark. It indicates a confirmation of your intended interaction. Coverage available for dogs, cats, and horses Check mark icon A check mark. It indicates a confirmation of your intended interaction. No age limits for coverage Ch ...

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Air pollution hurts Bangladesh GDP as well as health - World Bank - Reuters

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Dec 4 (Reuters) - Air pollution in Bangladesh is robbing the South Asian nation of economic growth as well as causing premature death and illness, the World Bank said on Sunday. Pollution sapped gross domestic product by 3.9% to 4.4% in 2019 and was the second-biggest cause of death and disability, the global lender said in a report. That year air pollution caused 78,145 to 88,229 deaths, the World Bank estimated, with the capital Dhaka the most polluted in the country. "Ambient air pollution puts everyone at risk," from children to the elderly, said Dandan Chen, acting country director for Bangladesh and Bhutan. "Addressing air pollution is critical for the country's sustainable and green ...

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Misleading Ads Fueled Rapid Growth of Online Mental Health Companies

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Misleading Ads Fueled Rapid Growth of Online Mental health Companies (wsj.com) Posted by msmash on Wednesday December 28, 2022 @04:04PM from the closer-look dept. In an advertisement on Facebook and Instagram, a middle-aged man holding a dumbbell says testosterone "literally changed my life," restoring his energy and happiness. What the October ad from telehealth startup Hone Health doesn't say is that the unidentified man is an actor who has never used the prescription drug. From a report: It doesn't mention that testosterone is approved by the Food and Drug Administration only for men with specific disorders and that among its risks are ...

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China's National Health Commission to stop publishing daily COVID ... - Reuters

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[1/5] People wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) stand outside a funeral home, as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Shanghai, China December 24, 2022. REUTERS/Staff BEIJING, Dec 25 (Reuters) - China's Zhejiang, a big industrial province near Shanghai, is battling around a million new daily COVID-19 infections, a number expected to double in the days ahead, the provincial government said on Sunday. Despite a record surge of cases nationwide, China reported no COVID deaths on the mainland for the five days through Saturday, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday. Citizens and experts have called for more accurate data as infectio ...

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4 Ways to Detect Breast Cancer Early - Verywell Health

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Early breast cancer detection is when cancer is found before it spreads (metastasizes) to areas other than the breast and lymph nodes in the armpit. Early detection is crucial as it is easier to treat and has a 99% survival rate when found and treated early. There are multiple ways to detect breast cancer early, including through routine screenings and tests, such as mammograms and physical breast exams. Learn about how to detect breast cancer early, the importance of routine screenings, and more. Helen King / Getty Images How to Detect Breast Cancer Early Finding and treating breast cancer early is one of the best ways to improve outcomes. You can do this by regul ...

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Pele's health improving but no forecast for hospital discharge, doctors say - Reuters.com

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SAO PAULO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The health of Brazilian soccer great Pele was improving but there was still no forecast for when he could be discharged from hospital after being admitted there late last month, according to a medical report released on Monday. Pele, 82, has been battling colon cancer since September 2021 and was hospitalized on Nov. 29 for doctors to reevaluate his treatment. He is also being treated for a respiratory infection diagnosed following his hospitalization. "The patient continues to show improvement in the clinical status, in particular the respiratory infection. He remains in a regular room, is conscious and with stable vital signs," medical staff at Sao Paulo's A ...

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