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BCAAs offer mobility and mental health benefits for patients with T2D

BCAAs offer mobility and mental health benefits for patients with T2D

A six-month pilot study compared BCAA supplementation to soy protein intake to assess the effects of amino acid intake on physical (muscle) strength and mental health parameters. BCAAs have been reported to improve knee muscle strength, although there is no change in skeletal mass, and have been associated with reduced states of depression by stimulating …

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Australia-New Zealand refugee deal: UN blames mental health toll after just 36 take up offer

In nearly six months, just 36 people have taken up New Zealand’s offer to resettle refugees held in Australian detention camps such as Nauru, with the UN refugee agency saying the regime’s brutality Australian immigration is partly to blame. In March 2022, the Australian government accepted a long-standing offer from New Zealand to resettle up …

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Experts offer stark assessment of Oregon's drug decriminalization policy so far

Experts offer stark assessment of Oregon’s drug decriminalization policy so far

Many people view Measure 110 as a contributor to the state’s drug addiction problem, and some argue that it should be repealed. SALEM, Ore. — It’s been almost two years since Oregon voters passed Measure 110, decriminalizing possession of small amounts of hard drugs. The plan was to use state marijuana tax money to create …

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Kaiser strike enters seventh week as mental health workers reject latest contract offer

Kaiser strike enters seventh week as mental health workers reject latest contract offer

Mental health therapists rejected Kaiser Permanente’s latest contract offer with a vote of 1,349 to 222, opting to remain on strike rather than agree to what they described as incremental changes that will not resolve the long patient expectations for treatment. The rejection means the strike will enter its seventh week as the union and …

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Multimillion-Dollar Gene Therapies Offer Patients Hope, But Huge Cost Problems

Multimillion-Dollar Gene Therapies Offer Patients Hope, But Huge Cost Problems

The era of multimillion-dollar gene therapies has arrived, offering a ray of hope for patients with debilitating diseases – but also presenting enormous accessibility challenges. Why is this important: While the projected number of patients likely to receive the treatments is relatively small, it’s unclear how small employers, state Medicaid programs and the rest of …

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MDwise and Cityblock Health Offer Innovative Community Care Model in Indiana

MDwise and Cityblock Health Offer Innovative Community Care Model in Indiana

The organizations will offer the launch of integrated primary care with 10,000 Hoosiers through local health centers in select communities across the state starting in September 2022 BROOKLYN and INDIANAPOLIS, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MDwise, a health maintenance organization serving more than 410,000 Hoosiers on Healthy Indiana Plan, Hoosier Healthwise and Medicare Advantage, today …

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