Month: November 2013
“Yo-yo dieting” not tied to early death: study
REACT Print ABC News’ Daisha Riley reports: She’s the ultimate diva with a body that’s adored and envied, but rest assured ladies, with the “Beyonce diet,” you can now be as bootylicious as Queen Bey. In a new article from New York magazine’s “The Cut,” Rebecca Harrington chronicles her 10-day experience doing Beyonce’s dieting regimens. Beyonce Duets with Blind Fan in Australia Harrington lost a whopping 10 pounds in 10 days, starting with “the master cleanse,” a liquid-only diet made up of drinking lemonade made of cayenne pepper, lemons and grade B maple syrup nine times a day. “Beyonce resuscitated that diet to lose 20 pounds for Dreamgirls,” Harrington, who followed the strict diet regimen drinking the concoction nine times a day, told ABC News. Day four of the diet is “the cheat day.” “Beyonce has a cheat day every week where she eats a lot of different things,” said Harrington. “She says her favorite things are pizza and wine.” “A cheat meal here or there will give you more incentive to be able to eat well for the long haul,” personal trainer and best-selling fitness and diet author Harley Pasternak explained.
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Several studies have found that people whose weight cycles up and down tend to die earlier. But the majority garcinia cambogia reviews of that research failed to differentiate between intentional weight loss and weight loss due to disease such as cancer, researchers write in the new report. In the current work, nearly 56,000 men and more than 66,000 women answered questions about how often they had intentionally lost 10 or more pounds and later regained the weight. The participants were between 50 and 74 years old when the study started in 1992.
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8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis) ADVERTISEMENT A new Obama administration rule requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health and substance abuse no differently than they do for physical illnesses. The Obama administration had pledged to issue a final mental health parity rule as part of its effort to reduce gun violence. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says patients seeking mental health or substance abuse care have at time suffered discrimination through higher out-of-pocket costs or stricter limits on hospital stays or visits to the doctor. Sebelius says nearly 60 percent of people with mental health conditions and nearly 90 percent with substance abuse disorders don’t receive the treatment they need. The rule puts into effect legislation signed into law five years ago.
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Polling Low, Obama Defends Health Reform, Economic Sucesses
The shares of the Woodland Hills , California-based company declined 6.7 percent to $27.60 at 4 p.m. New York time, the biggest one-day drop since August 2012. CEO Jay Gellert said 2014 earnings wont increase from this year, while analysts had forecast a 26 percent rise to $2.73 a share, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The health insurer struggled in 2012, twice cutting its profit forecast that year after having problems with processing claims and higher-than-expected medical costs. Gellert said he anticipates changes in the companys membership makeup as people begin using the online health marketplaces created under the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Health Net Falls After 2014 Forecast Misses Estimates
“And it’s like, the gears of our economy, every time they are just about to take off, suddenly somebody taps the brakes and says, not so fast.” Obama said there is no question that the shutdown harmed job growth, and could end up affecting other economic data still to come. The Labor Department says 204,000 jobs were added in October, but the overall unemployment rate still rose to 7.3 percent. The president again highlighted his goals of increasing U.S. exports and increasing productivity and competitiveness. He called on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, though political analysts agree that is not likely to happen this year.
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Kolkata, Howrah hit hard by diabetes
PRICING BALANCE Getting the pricing mix right is a balancing act for Novo, whose giant factory at Kalundborg, 100 km west of Copenhagen, supplies half the world’s insulin, making both modern products for rich markets and cheap generics for the developing world. Up until now, the West – particularly the United States – has accepted higher prices for more convenient and effective treatments. But the climate is changing, with Novo losing a major U.S. managed care contract with Express Scripts in the face of cheaper competition to Victoza, while austerity-hit Europe is reluctant to pay up for Novo’s new drugs.
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Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. While 3.5%-5.7% of Bengal’s population is diabetic, the figure shoots up for Kolkata (12%) and Howrah (13.2%). “There are mainly three districts – Kolkata, Howrah and Burdwan (8.7%) – where the rate of diabetes is higher than other areas because of mass urbanization coupled with stress-related problems. Diabetes can be controlled if treated at an early stage but most people come to us very late, sometimes even 10 years late, so the chances of getting cured become remote,” said Subhankar Chowdhury, secretary of Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India ( RSSDI ). “We will organize a Madumeha Mela (Diabetes Fair) at Netaji Indoor stadium on November 13, which will be inaugurated by minister of state for health Chandrima Bhattacharya.
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