Allison Aubrey

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Doctors normally prescribe medicine and now some are prescribing meals

Monday, November 28, 2022

A study finds medically tailored healthy meal delivery reduces the risk of patients ending up back in the hospital. These meal programs are benefiting people with diet-related conditions.

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A new kind of meat grown from animal cells is on the menu at COP27

Thursday, November 17, 2022

A new kind of meat is on the menu at the U.N. climate conference. Cultivated meat is grown from animal cells in a production facility and doesn't involve killing animals.

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From science fiction to reality, 'no kill' meat may be coming soon

Monday, November 14, 2022

The meat of the future may be cultured directly from animal cells without slaughtering livestock. It's not yet sold in the U.S., but NPR got a tour of a leading start-up and a taste of their chicken.

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Statins vs. supplements: New study finds one is 'vastly superior' to cut cholesterol

Sunday, November 06, 2022

Millions of people are prescribed statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, but many would rather take supplements instead. A new study shows statins are much more effective.

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Many products by the largest food firms are considered unhealthy, research shows

Monday, October 24, 2022

Two new reports paint a dismal picture of nutrition in the U.S. One finds about 70% of products sold by the largest food companies are unhealthy. Investor groups are pushing for change.

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For stomach pain and other IBS symptoms, new apps can bring relief

Sunday, October 16, 2022

If you often have pain, bloating, urgency or other symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, you may have IBS. Here's how to find relief, using the latest science and a new generation of apps.

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Colonoscopies save lives. Doctors push back against European study that casts doubt

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Colon cancer specialists worry that results of a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine could be misconstrued, and keep patients from getting lifesaving cancer screening.

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A surprising treatment is helping people with gastrointestinal or stomach issues

Monday, October 10, 2022

In the health industry, there is growing focus on providing effective therapies using on-demand care. That includes a hypnosis app to help manage the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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The FDA is updating the definition of 'healthy' and designing new labels

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The FDA is updating the definition of healthy and designing new labels. The agency says this will help empower people to make better decisions. But not all nutrition experts are convinced.

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Biden's summit aimed at tackling food insecurity and diet-related disease in the U.S.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The White House held a summit aimed at tackling hunger and diet-related disease. About one in 10 U.S. households is food-insecure and diet-related diseases are a top cause of death and disability.

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The White House is hosting a conference on nutrition and hunger

Monday, September 26, 2022

The White House is convening a day-long conference this week to review new proposals for tackling food insecurity and diet-related chronic disease.

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Daily 'breath training' can work as well as medicine to reduce high blood pressure

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Research finds five to 10 minutes daily of a type of strength training for muscles used in breathing can help anyone reduce or prevent high blood pressure. The training can also help elite athletes.

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Insulin costs increased 600% over the last 20 years. States aim to curb the price

Monday, September 12, 2022

Drug price reforms passed as part of the Inflation Reduction Act did not solve the problem of skyrocketing costs of insulin. States are taking their own action.

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Judge rules that companies are not required to provide coverage for HIV medication

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

A Texas judge ruled that requiring employers to provide coverage for anti-AIDS medication violates religious freedoms and is unconstitutional. The ruling could jeopardize other preventive health care.

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Omicron boosters: Do I need one, and if so, when?

Monday, September 05, 2022

Updated COVID boosters are now available for anyone age 12 or older. The CDC is urging anyone who is eligible to sign up but some vaccine experts say some people might want to wait.

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The U.S. diet is deadly. Here are 7 ideas to get Americans eating healthier

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The way many Americans eat is fueling chronic disease. Here are seven big ideas from the White House's upcoming nutrition conference for how to improve Americans' diets.

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Preventive care such as birth control, anti-HIV medicine challenged in Texas lawsuit

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Some object to paying for health insurance plans that cover preventive services that they say violate their religious beliefs, which could cause millions to lose access to care if the courts agree.

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Efforts are underway to reduce the high costs of prescription drugs for U.S. patients

Monday, August 08, 2022

In an effort to reduce the high price of prescription drugs, some states and companies are taking their own measures. A not-for-profit company says it aims to introduce low-cost insulin by 2024.

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Congress is about to act on drug price reform. Here's what you need to know

Saturday, August 06, 2022

A deal on the table in Congress would help deliver on a long-time promise: to make prescription drugs more affordable. It includes a $2,000 cap on out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare patients.

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Blood pressure medication, among others, can complicate heat-related illness

Monday, August 01, 2022

Many medications can impede the body's ability to regulate heat. They include high blood pressure treatments, some anti-depressants, beta-blockers and common antihistamines for treating allergies.

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