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AHA awards $20 million to address health challenges in rural communities

People who live in rural areas of the U.S. are 40% more likely to develop heart disease and have a 30% higher risk of stroke than people who live in urban areas, according to data reported in the 2020 Call to Action: Rural Health: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
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Research reveals devastating impact of Western diet on human health

Research examines the impact of the Western diet on various aspects of health, including metabolism, inflammation, gut microbiota, cardiovascular health, mental health, and cancer. It provides insights into the effects of this dietary pattern on individuals and healthcare systems.
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New study reveals alarming impact of ultra-processed foods on cardiometabolic health

Uncovering the connection between ultra-processed food intake and cardiometabolic risk factors, study investigates changes in UPF consumption and their impact on adults with metabolic syndrome over a 12-month period.
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Debt deal leaves health programs (mostly) intact

A final deal cut between President Joe Biden and House Republicans extends the U.S. debt ceiling deadline to 2025 and reins in some spending.
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National experts explore public health information system’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

The pandemic has placed a spotlight on public health -- its workforce, infrastructure and underlying information systems designed to collect, analyze and manage public health data.
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New assessment of health captures the multi-dimensional nature of everyday health experience

Researchers reveal how a new assessment of health called ‘human functioning’ could bridge health and well-being, with far reaching benefits to individuals and society as a whole.
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One-day keto diet boosts energy expenditure, exogenous ketones have little effect

Research aims to compare the effects of a one-day isocaloric ketogenic diet, fasting, and supplementation with ketone salts on energy expenditure and appetite perception. The study found that a 24-hour ketogenic diet may contribute to maintaining a neutral energy balance by increasing energy expenditure.
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Virtual reality platform helps UWF nursing students step into real-life scenarios

University of West Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health School of Nursing students graduating this semester will be among the first who had practice stepping into real-life scenarios during their entire academic career.
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Study finds little evidence of negative impact on mental health from increased home working during pandemic

Research examines the association between home working and social and mental well-being among the employed population aged 16 to 66 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New Mediterranean plant-based smoothies show promising health benefits, study finds

A recent study published in the Antioxidants journal analyzed the potential health-promoting activities of innovative smoothies made from some typical Mediterranean plant products, such as apple (Malus domestica (Md) juice, strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo (Au) fruit puree and enriched with Myrtus communis (Mc) purple berry extract, Crocus sativus (Cs) petal juice, Acca sellowiana (As), and Diospyros kaki (Dk) fruits.