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Illustrator Veronica Dearly joins Happiful for the first in our series of Creativity and Wellbeing Conversations to explore how she’s learnt to embrace change and challenge self limiting beliefs “It’s been a lot of trial and error!” self-taught illustrator Veronica Dearly shares honestly. She’s describing the road she took from designing her own wedding stationary
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Two studies published Monday concluded that the risk of heart inflammation following COVID-19 vaccination is quite low.  A study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation found that two in every 1,000 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 experienced myocarditis, or heart inflammation.  “We have much to learn about the pathology of this disease but
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss reopening schools during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 30, 2021. Shawn Thew | Pool | Reuters People who don’t have health insurance are now being charged $100 or
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Patients paid increasingly more for medication abortion and first-trimester procedural abortion from 2017 to 2020, while the percentage of facilities accepting health insurance declined, researchers found. From 2017 to 2020, median patient charges for medication abortion rose from $495 to $560, representing a 13% increase, which was higher than healthcare inflation alone, at 8%, according
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Lawmakers in California are considering a pilot program that would financially support would-be physicians from underrepresented groups while addressing the shortage of healthcare workers in underserved communities. Lupe Alonzo-Diaz In late March, California assembly member Carlos Villapudua (D-13) announced the introduction of bill AB 2132, also known as “the California Future Physician Fund.” The bill
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In a recent report posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers determined immune responses generated by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron BA.2 and BA.1 sublineage infections in prior virus-infected and naïve subjects. Study: Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 immune response in naïve and prior infected persons. Image Credit: Ninc Vienna / Shutterstock Background The significantly
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Can kindness help improve families’ brain health? It has been found in a recent study that kindness training can increase parents’ resilience and children’s empathy, proving to be a “powerful brain booster.” For their study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, a team of researchers from the Center for BrainHealth had a close look at whether practices of kindness by
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A widely approved vaccine for meningitis may provide up to 40% protection against gonorrhea in young adults and adolescents, according to new research. This moderate efficacy paired with a targeted risk-based approach could reduce cases as well as lead to healthcare savings over 10 years, an additional modeling study showed. The results — in three
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