Meditation app Headspace set to unravel FDA-approved programs

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppHeadspace is a mindfulness and meditation app in which users can listen to meditation sessions and sounds anytime and anywhere. The London-based company was founded in just 2010, yet it already has 30 million users and is worth $250 million. And the executives have nothing but expansion in mind. On Wednesday, the company announced that the creation of a subsidiary called Headspace Health, which will unravel prescription-level meditation techniques and practices. Chief science officer Megan Jones Bell told Business Insider that the company will begin…

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FDA sends warning letters to online opioid networks

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to nine online marketers, stating that they must stop the unauthorized sale of opioids via the internet. Reuters reported that these networks operate up to 53 websites. The otherwise known as FDA is an agency part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has stated its mission, saying: “[the FDA] protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological…

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You can prolong your life by 10 years if you quit smoking by 30!

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAccording to a new report published by the New England Journal of Medicine, women from the age of 30 to 49 face a higher risk of getting lung cancer. This is in comparison to men from the same age group. In the past, men have always had a higher chance of contracting lung cancer than their female counterpart. This is most likely because there is a higher number of male smokers. However, the situation started to change around the 70s. At the time, many cigarette…

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Is this a repeat of the 2009 Influenza?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsApp There may be a second wave in the near future. It seems like the year of 2018 is another episode of widespread influenza. H3N2 is the virus strain that forms influenza. It began at the end of last year and reached its peak in January. Since then, the number of infected individuals has decreased significantly. However, people should remain cautious because this may be a repetition of the 2009 influenza, otherwise known as H1N1. That’s right. Like the 2009 influenza, this year’s flu may…

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Children are ten times more obese compared to 40 years ago

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppMore children and teens around the world are obese today than ever before. CNN Reported that in 1975, only 11 million people were classified as obese. In 2016, that number had risen to over 124 million. In a global study, a population of 2,416 people over the age of 5 had their Body Mass Index (BMI) measured. The finding showed that trends in mean BMI have recently flattened in parts of Europe and “high-income English-speaking and Asia-Pacific regions” for both males and females, in “southwestern…

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