Tag Archives: Health

More evidence that pets benefit mental health – Medical News Today

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. Petting a cat or a dog reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood. An extensive review that Medical… Read More »

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

“The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO, said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Now is the time for the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of DRC.” WHO… Read More »

Viewpoints: Biden’s Health Care Ideas Could Take U.S. One Step Closer To Single Payer; Health Care Is A Market Failure

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others. The Washington Post: Joe Biden Proposes Radical Leftist Health-Care Plan The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign is in many ways an argument between liberals and moderates over the path the Democratic Party should take, and on no issue has that argument been more intense… Read More »