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Chill out and warm up for good health: study – NY Daily News

Chill out. Or warm up. Do one or the other and you’ll shed pounds, according to a new study from the Netherlands.

Researchers found that exposure to mildly cold or warm environments that are outside the standard comfort zone inside buildings — about 70 degrees F — speeds metabolism, “thereby targeting obesity by counterbalancing excess energy intake.” Benefits don’t end there. For people with type 2 diabetes, exposure to mild coldness influences glucose metabolism and after 10 days of intermittent cold, patients had increased insulin sensitivity by more than 40%. The results for diabetes treatment are comparable with the best pharmaceutical solutions available.

“Does this mean that we have to suffer from discomfort in order to become healthy?” study authors noted in the journal Building Research Information, where the research was published. “Probably not.”

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Dynamic temperatures where you live and work can impact metabolism and more.

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They suggest that living and work environments would be better for health if they were thermally dynamic. In such an environment people could get used temperature changes. “It has previously been assumed that stable fixed indoor temperatures would satisfy comfort and health in most people,” said lead author Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt.

Gin speeds metabolism: study

“However, this research indicates that mild cold and variable temperatures may have a positive effect on our health and at the same time are acceptable or even may create pleasure.”

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Article source: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/chill-warm-good-health-study-article-1.3103287

To Your Good Health: How to not pass out while getting a tattoo

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Article source: http://tucson.com/lifestyles/to-your-good-health-how-to-not-pass-out-while/article_51a24618-5dcb-56a8-9cb7-9fda61e7a74e.html

Tycoon in good health, family says – Nation | The Star Online

SIBU: Family members of media and timber tycoon Tan Sri Tiong Hiew King (file pic) say he “is in good condition and strong”.

Tiong, 82, who is the executive chairman of Rimbunan Hijau Group of Companies, was admitted to a hospital in Singapore last Thursday following a stroke.

He was said to have fainted in his home.

Since news broke, there has been widespread speculation over his health.

In a statement on Wednesday, Tiong’s family members asked for people to pray with them for his health.

“Tan Sri is a great man of God who has contributed tremendously to the media and education, not only locally, but also worldwide. He has spoken up fairly and righteously in many occasions, and through the media, and he has created many job opportunities and contributed to many worthy causes with unconditional love,” they said in the statement.

“We pray for this great servant of God to have more time to relax and to enjoy the peace, joy, and stillness in God,” they said.

It is understood that Tiong’s family members, including top management of the company, are now in Singapore to be with him.

Tiong is listed by Forbes as one of the richest Malaysians with a net worth of up to RM9bil.

 

Article source: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/26/tiong-health-sarawak/

UPDATE: Missing Methuen girls found in good health | News … – Eagle

METHUEN — Police have found two 13-year-old girls who were reported missing from a group home on Saturday, according to the Police Department.

Kelianis Hernandez and Ysabel Suazo were located Monday afternoon in good health. It was not immediately clear where they were located, but Chief Joseph Solomon said they were found based on a tip. Both girls were being interviewed by detectives shortly after 4 p.m.

The girls were last seen near Lowell Street about 12:15 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Suazo had also been reported missing earlier in April, but was quickly located, according to the Police Department’s social media posts.

The girls both went missing from a group home on Lowell Street, the same home which two other girls — 13-year-old Jessica Jimenez and 15-year-old Jennifer Cepeda — went missing from last week before returning home.

Keep reading The Eagle-Tribune online and in print for more on this story as it develops.

Follow Lisa Kashinsky on Twitter @lisakash23. Follow Kiera Blessing on Twitter @kierablessing.

Article source: http://www.eagletribune.com/news/update-missing-methuen-girls-found-in-good-health/article_595bad6a-292b-11e7-8c6f-5b3903f4b498.html

Trump Says Mystery Health Care Bill Has ‘Gotten Really, Really Good’

President Donald Trump heaped vague praise on Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday, saying the current version of the bill has “gotten really, really good.”

Trump was responding to a question from The Hill’s Jordan Fabian, who asked him about the health care effort during a joint White House press conference with Trump and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

“Some people on Capitol Hill believe you can get one of two things next week, a vote on health care or a vote on a government funding bill,” Fabian told Trump, before asking which of the two the President prioritized.

“I want to get both. Are you shocked to hear that?” Trump responded. “And we’re doing very well on health care. We’ll see what happens. But this is a great bill. This is a great plan, and this will be great health care. It’s evolving.”

Murmurs Thursday morning of a compromise bill between the Freedom Caucus and the Tuesday Group — the far-right and centrist House Republican groups, respectively — were tempered a few hours later.

“There is no legislative text and therefore no agreement to do a whip count on,” one senior Republican aide told TPM, noting that it wasn’t clear the compromise measure could pass the House.

“You know, there was never a give-up,” Trump continued, apparently referring to Republicans’ failed effort in late March to pass the American Health Care Act through the House.

“The press sort of reported there was like a give-up,” he said. “There’s no give-up. We started. Remember, it took Obamacare 17 months. I’ve really been negotiating this for two months, maybe even less than that, because we had a 30-day period where we did lots of other things, the first 30 days. But this has really been two months, and this is a continuation.”

“The plan gets better and better and better, and it’s gotten really, really good,” Trump continued. “And a lot of people are liking it a lot. We have a good chance of getting it soon, I’d like to say next week, but it will be — I believe we will get it, and whether it’s next week or shortly thereafter.”

Article source: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-health-care-gotten-really-really-good

Shorter workday could be good for your health

New study touts benefits of working fewer hours.

Forget diets, fitness centers and employee wellness programs. U.S. companies may find shorter workdays are the route to reducing health-care costs.

That’s one suggestion from a controversial experiment in Scandinavia — the cradle of worker-friendly capitalism — that’s gaining wide notice for questioning Sweden’s eight-hour workday. 

Work-life balance has become an international issue. French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon wants to end that nation’s 35-hour workweek and return to 39 hours.

“Given the attention in international media this small pilot project in Gothenburg has received, it is clear that it’s an issue that attracts broad interest,” said Gothenburg deputy Mayor Daniel Bernmar, who helped promote the study.

A 23-month study at an elderly care facility in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, found that nurses — considered a high-stress profession — were happier, healthier and more energetic when working six-hour days instead of eight hours.

The purpose of the trial was not to measure worker health.

Its primary goal was to gauge the effects that a reduced work day had on the productivity of 68 full-time nurses and on the care they provided to their 72 patients. The nurses received their full pay during the trial — it was not cut because of the reduced hours.

The $1.3 million trial, conducted from February 2015 to December 2016, was also designed to illuminate the effects a shorter workday (and 30-hour week) had on employee quality of life and local employment.

“There was also a feminist agenda,” Bernmar said of the study, which included only women. “A six-hour workday will increase the ability of women to achieve economic independence. A shorter workday means that female part-timers will be translated into full-time jobs.”

The nurses working six hours took 4.7 percent fewer sick days and fewer work absences than when they worked eight-hour days. A comparative group of nurses working eight hour days actually increased the number of sick days during the trial by more than 60 percent.

Maria Ryden, a Conservative Party member of the city council and a former registered nurse, said the study was flawed.

“Who wouldn’t work better if you only had to work six hours?” Ryden said. “But somebody still has to pay for it. It’s crazy and irresponsible.”

Ryden said the study was politically motivated by the Left Party as a way to reduce the length of the workweek.

“The results should have been so much better as a result of so much money and all this effort,” Ryden said. “I would have expected much better results than a 4.7 percent improvement in sick leave.”

One important take-away that both sides may agree on suggests that there are health savings to be mined if employees’ work hours are reduced.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the number of nurses who had energy when they left work after six hours increased from 1 in 5 to more than half compared to when they worked eight hours.

Having the energy to spend the rest of your day productively may have also led to a 24 percent improvement in the level of physical activity.

“Less tiredness and more physical activities is the major improvement,” said Bengt Lorentzon, one researcher on the study.

Being tired at the end of the day means “not being able to do anything and just sitting on the couch and looking at the television.”

The study reached other conclusions as well: the six-hour nurses overall were more active, less sick, less stressed and had less back, neck and shoulder pain than nurses working eight-hour shifts.

Lorentzon and other experts said the 23-month experiment was not long enough to prove that reduced hours can save on health costs.

Eduardo Sanchez, chief medical officer for prevention at the American Heart Association, said his examination of a summary of the Swedish study points toward a six-hour day being beneficial to one’s health, “but I wouldn’t go so far to say that’s absolutely the case.”

Sanchez said if the study had been longer than 23 months, “it might have concluded that, actually, the six-hour workday doesn’t cost more because the cost of more employees would be offset by the lower cost of less sick says and a more productive workforce that doesn’t utilize medical care as much.”

 

Article source: http://www.goerie.com/business/20170423/shorter-workday-could-be-good-for-your-health

Nuclear War Is Not Good For Your Health

Let’s start with the weapons. The power of nuclear warheads is measured in kilotons; each kiloton is equal to the explosive power of 1,000 tons of TNT. The 12.5 kiloton bomb that exploded over Hiroshima killed approximately 100,000 people, and completely destroyed the city. The U.S. has 450 Minuteman land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs); each one carries either a 300 or 335-kiloton nuclear warhead, more than 25 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb. The Russians have at least 300 ICBMs, which can carry 1,040 nuclear warheads ranging from 100 to 800 kilotons apiece. In addition, the U.S. and Russia each have well over a thousand additional nuclear warheads that can be delivered by submarines and long range bombers. Many other countries have nuclear weapons, including France, Great Britain, China, Pakistan, India, Israel, and the especially dangerous North Korea.

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nuclear-war-is-not-good-for-your-health_us_58f8f840e4b00fa7de1235a0

Missing Fort Riley soldier found "safe and good health"

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) — The missing Fort Riley soldier, Garett Swift, who had missing since Tuesday night, was found “safe and in good health,” the Riley Co. Police Dept. said Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, authorities asked for the public’s help finding Swift, 37, saying he hadn’t been heard from since 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

Police did not release any information about where he was found.

They said in the time Swift was missing Fort Riley issued a warrant for his arrest, so when RCPD officers made contact with him, he was arrested. Police did emphasize, however, they issued the alert was issued before the warrant and they were focused on trying to find him.

Swift is a fire support specialist with base headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Reginment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div.

Article source: http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Missing-Fort-Riley-soldier-found-safe-and-good-health-419955284.html

Winona State football: Sawyer hopes for good health, good competition in spring game

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Missing Fort Riley soldier found "safe and good health" – Wibw

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) — The missing Fort Riley soldier, Garett Swift, who had missing since Tuesday night, was found “safe and in good health,” the Riley Co. Police Dept. said Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, authorities asked for the public’s help finding Swift, 37, saying he hadn’t been heard from since 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

Police did not release any information about where he was found.

They said in the time Swift was missing Fort Riley issued a warrant for his arrest, so when RCPD officers made contact with him, he was arrested. Police did emphasize, however, they issued the alert was issued before the warrant and they were focused on trying to find him.

Swift is a fire support specialist with base headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Reginment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div.

Article source: http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Missing-Fort-Riley-soldier-found-safe-and-good-health-419955284.html