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No G20 countries are meeting climate targets, says report

No G20 countries are meeting climate targets, says report

None of the countries that make up the G20 group of major world economies is on course to adequately reduce climate change, with 82% of the bloc’s energy supply still coming from fossil fuels, a new report has warned. Of the countries, only India has set targets that would keep global temperature rise below 2…MORE

Death of 13-year-old fuels debate over Muay Thai kickboxing competitions

Death of 13-year-old fuels debate over Muay Thai kickboxing competitions

A teenage boy has died after being knocked unconscious during a Thai kickboxing match on Saturday, according to a local police source. Sub. Lt. Rawin Nasomsong, of the Royal Thai Police’s Institute of Forensic Medicine, confirmed to CNN that 13-year old Anucha Tasako died as a result of a hemorrhage at the brain stem. The…MORE

States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday. In a letter to state Medicaid directors, CMS detailed a new Medicaid waiver opportunity through which states may…MORE

Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

Juul to eliminate social media accounts, stop retail sales of flavors

The CEO of e-cigarette maker Juul announced plans Tuesday to eliminate some of its social media accounts and halt most retail sales of flavor products as part of a plan to restrict access to minors. The plan came in response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s September announcement that it would investigate major e-cigarette…MORE

All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

You can expect a “drinking checkup” when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their…MORE

London’s low-emission zone ineffective in improving child lung health, study says

London’s low-emission zone ineffective in improving child lung health, study says

Traffic control measures have improved air quality in London, but the number of children with poor lung capacity because of traffic pollution remains high, a new analysis says. Low-emission zones — areas with a daily charge for vehicles that don’t meet emission requirements — were introduced in 2008 and have led to small improvements in…MORE

Ban freakshakes containing “grotesque” levels of sugar, say campaigners

Ban freakshakes containing “grotesque” levels of sugar, say campaigners

It will come as no surprise that milkshakes loaded with sweets, chocolate bars, cream and cake, known as freakshakes, contain “grotesque levels” of sugar. But now one campaign group wants them to be labeled with a nutrition warning and the worst offenders banned. Action on Sugar, based at Queen Mary University of London in the…MORE

Blood pressure drug recall expands again

Blood pressure drug recall expands again

The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes one lot of Sandoz’s losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets with the lot number JB8912. Patients use these drugs to keep their high blood pressure…MORE

‘Move more, sit less,’ government says in new exercise guidelines

‘Move more, sit less,’ government says in new exercise guidelines

If you’re sitting down while reading this, stand up. Guidelines released Monday by the federal government show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need, costing the health care system over $100 billion each year. The new standards are similar to those released 10 years ago, but the government is scrapping a recommendation…MORE

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