Is HIIT bad for you? The downsides of high-intensity workouts

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High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has a lot of good going for it. Studies show that HIIT workouts can burn more calories in less time than other types of workouts, specifically steady-state exercise such as jogging. In fact, one study suggests HIIT can produce the same health benefits as moderate-intensity continuous exercise in half the time. 

Other research proves HIIT to be a helpful tool for reducing resting blood pressure, increasing VO2 max, losing body fat and other benefits.

Given the benefits and that “lack of time” is one of the most common excuses

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Tocilizumab in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 (RECOVERY): a randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial

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Summary

Background

In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of tocilizumab in adult patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 with both hypoxia and systemic inflammation.

Methods

This randomised, controlled, open-label, platform trial (Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy [RECOVERY]), is assessing several possible treatments in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 in the UK. Those trial participants with hypoxia (oxygen saturation ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT04381936).

Findings

Between April 23, 2020, and Jan 24, 2021, 4116 adults of 21 550 patients enrolled into the RECOVERY trial were included in the assessment of tocilizumab, including 3385 (82%) patients receiving systemic corticosteroids. Overall, 621

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Is Systemic Racism Impeding Access to Psychedelic Therapy?

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This post was written by Jessica Maples-Keller, Ph.D.

Every single person deserves access to evidence-based, high-quality mental health care. But right now, America’s mental health system is stacked against Black communities.  These are the people especially likely to experience mental health problems due to systemic oppression, yet they are less likely than others to have access to the high-quality care they may need.

As a young research assistant who worked on a psychological study of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, I was inspired by the potential of research to improve help for people with mental health difficulties. But I was also struck

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CA hospitals seek legislative help as COVID-19 costs mount

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The COVID-19 pandemic has “left a majority of California’s hospitals financially challenged, unstable and in some cases, broken,” while proposed and existing state regulations are pushing them further over the brink, said the CEO of California’s top hospital trade group.

Speaking to media in a conference call Wednesday, Carmela Coyle of the California Hospital Association said 58% of the state’s hospitals operated in the red in 2020, up from 40% a year earlier, according to a financial analysis released by health-care management consultant Kaufman Hall. Coyle cited statistics but also asked hospital chiefs from El Centro Regional

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COVID-19 can kill even months after infection, according to a new study

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Experts already agree that, even after the COVID-19 pandemic itself becomes a thing of the past, it will leave those who endured lockdowns and other social restrictions with major trauma. As one psychiatrist told Salon in January, “This will take generations to get past.” People from every walk of life have suffered: Children whose important early life milestones were disrupted, adults who were thrown out of work, millions of Americans who have lost loved ones to the disease.

A new study reveals, however, that the long-term effects of COVID-19 will involve more than the repercussions from how our society changed

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