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Braiding Causes Baldness - New Data

Braiding Causes Baldness

It has been seen that most of the African American women like to braid or tightly weave their hair.  This hairstyle is considered to never go out of fashion. In a new research it has been confirmed that such braiding or tight weaving can cause permanent hair loss.

As per the study done by the researchers in the United States of America the hair is constantly pulled in this hairstyle. This prolonged pulling of the hair can cause inflammation of the hair follicle.

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Anti-Smoking Lobby in the UK Face Heat from Retailers

Anti-Smoking Lobby in the UK Face Heat from Retailers

The anti-smoking lobby has grown stronger with the passage of everyday over the past few years. The government announced a ban on the display of cigarette packs in stores on Thursday that is also observed as ‘no smoking day’ in the UK.

Mental Health Budgets Suffer from Decreasing Funds

Mental Health Budgets Suffer from Decreasing Funds

Mental illness is a reality that is staring down at the world; one of the biggest causes of people suffering from such conditions, is stress. These diseases happen to inflict everyone, from teenagers to the elderly. However, government cutting back expenses on mental illnesses by a whopping $1.8 million has made it more difficult for people to avail of services to help with such conditions.

Medtronic Resolves Issues with FDA

Medtronic Resolves Issues with FDA

On Wednesday Medtronic Inc. announced that the issues highlighted in the two warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration regarding their facilities in Mounds View and Juncos, Puerto Rico have been resolved. The resolution of these issues means that critical medical devices produced in these plants can now be made ready for introduction into the United States market. “We are optimistic approvals are imminent”, said Medtronic spokesman Brian Henry.

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Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Reaches an Estimated $47 Billion

Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Reaches an Estimated $47 Billion

Dishonest businessmen and scam artists are becoming more and more secretive and complex in their ways of committing fraud against taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid. In one example, a man would enter apartments in Delaware and ask to speak with elderly residents in order to “educate” them on the different types of medical equipment available to them. Instead, he would sometimes forcibly fit them for different types of equipment like walkers, wheelchairs or scooters even if they didn’t need them.

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