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The latest: Halsey, 27, was seen in New York on Thursday amid news that they are facing a lawsuit from Ashley Funches, a nanny they employed, who says she was fired for taking time for a medical procedure and requested for overtime pay

Halsey faces lawsuit from ex-nanny who says she was fired after missing time due to medical issues

Halsey in New York as they face a lawsuit from a former nanny who says she was fired after missing time due to medical issues and demanding overtime pay The singer’s ex-nanny, Ashley Funches, has sued them, accusing them of disability-related discrimination and retaliation Funches said in court papers that she was fired last March …

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Patients’ cancer risk decreases after bariatric surgery, study finds

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New preliminary research this week points to the long-term benefits of bariatric or weight-loss surgery. The study found that people who had surgery were significantly less likely to develop certain cancers over a ten-year period compared to obese people of the same weight who did not have surgery. Those who developed cancer …

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How to tell if your child has binge eating disorder (and what to do about it)

Photo: PattyPhoto (Shutterstock) The the pandemic has not been good for anyone’s mental health and, sadly, children’s mental health crises have increased, including eating disorders. Whereas anorexia, or a fear of gaining weight that usually presents as food restriction, is the most talked about eating disorder, binge eating can also negatively impact your child’s life, …

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? It is complicated

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Another week, another coffee-is-good-for-you study that caught people’s attention. New search found a link between regular coffee consumption and a reduced risk of death. While the results are the latest to suggest coffee is perfectly safe to drink, they’re not necessarily strong evidence that your daily cup of coffee saves …

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer? It is complicated

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Another week, another coffee-is-good-for-you study that caught people’s attention. New search found a link between regular coffee consumption and a reduced risk of death. While the results are the latest to suggest coffee is perfectly safe to drink, they’re not necessarily strong evidence that your daily cup of coffee saves …

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Medical cannabis reduces pain and need for opioid painkillers in cancer patients

A comprehensive evaluation of the benefits of medical cannabis for cancer-related pain found that for most oncology patients, pain measures improved significantly, other cancer-related symptoms also decreased, pain medication use was reduced and side effects were minimal. Posted in Frontiers of pain researchthese results suggest that medical cannabis can be carefully considered as an alternative …

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Medical cannabis reduces pain and need for opioid painkillers in cancer patients

A comprehensive evaluation of the benefits of medical cannabis for cancer-related pain found that for most oncology patients, pain measures improved significantly, other cancer-related symptoms also decreased, pain medication use was reduced and side effects were minimal. Posted in Frontiers of pain researchthese results suggest that medical cannabis can be carefully considered as an alternative …

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Vast majority of Long Covid patients have never been hospitalized, report says

Photo: Sirachai Arunrugstichai (Getty Images) The average person with long covid did not have a serious infection to begin with, a new report suggests. The study, a review of private insurance claims, found that three-quarters of long-diagnosed patients were not hospitalized with covid-19. Additionally, researchers found that patients were more likely to be co-diagnosed with …

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