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Health Benefits And Uses of Jojoba Oil For The Skin

Jojoba oil is considered very useful for our skin. The jojoba plant is found in the harsh and desert climate of North-America. Several people use it on their skin and hair to avoid damage. It is considered as a useful remedy for various health problems. Here are some of the health benefits of Jojoba oil for our skin as per medical portals.

Sunburn can often cause swelling and nausea. It even ends up giving us a headache and fever. As per an online portal Healthline, Jojoba oil is found to be very effective while treating the sunburns as it consists Vitamin E. Jojoba oil blocks the harmful rays of the sun to leave an impact on the skin. It ends up adding moisture to our skin and successfully heals the sunburn on our skin.

Acne can even lead to low self-esteem and anxiety. It is caused due to harmful bacteria. It commonly occurs in adults and teenagers. As per health portal Healthline, Jojoba oil has healing properties due to which it can reduce the harmful effects of acne caused on our skin. The soothing agents present in it are proven to be very beneficial for our skin.

 

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Shopping For Health Insurance? Be Wary of Being Led Into ‘Junk Plans,’ Sen. Bob Casey Jr. Says

It’s the time of year when many Americans are shopping for health insurance and it can be a confusing and daunting task.

It’s made more difficult by online advertisements designed to mislead consumers, according to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Pa. In particular, some of these searches direct customers to “junk plans” that may not cover pre-existing conditions, Casey said.

Casey’s staff recently released a report outlining how some insurers are engaging in practices that are confusing consumers. The report identified issues that could lead people away from HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act.

 

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Pontiac Hospital Awarded Top Grade For Patient Safety

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac has been awarded an “A” ranking in patient safety from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades organization.

Twice a year, the organization scores more than 2,600 acute-care hospitals across the U.S. using 28 measures of hospital safety data. The safety grades were designed under the guidance of a national panel of experts, according to the hospital.

“‘A’ hospitals show us their leadership is protecting patients from preventable medical harm and error,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said. “It takes genuine commitment at every level – from clinicians to administrators to the board of directors – and we congratulate the teams who have worked so hard to earn this A.”

 

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Health Strike: Action Could Delay Cancer Diagnoses, Trust Claims

Patients are facing a week of disruption, with more than 10,000 outpatient appointments and surgeries cancelled in Belfast.

Some people referred by their GPs on suspicion of cancer could have their diagnosis delayed, the head of the Belfast Trust has said.

The trust apologized, blaming industrial action on pay and staffing.

However, the union Unison said they had been asked to exempt cancer services and agreed to this.

 

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Scottish Government Statistics Show ‘1 in 3’ Of Us Per Year Will Be Affected By Mental Health Issues

SCOTTISH Government statistics show that “one in three” people in Scotland per year will be affected by mental health issues.

Emma Raeburn posts about her ongoing struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as other aspects of her life on her blog, Pink Aesthetic.

Here she exclusively talks to the Scottish Sun about the stigma surrounding mental health issues and pushes for people to be more open to listening to people’s struggles as this is what she says helps her.

EVERYBODY has mental health but not everybody suffers from mental illness.

 

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Genetron Health Obtains Approval for Semiconductor-based NGS System GENETRON S5

Genetron Health, a China-based precision oncology company that covers full-cycle cancer care, has obtained regulatory approval in China to launch its GENETRON S5 for clinical use. The approval of a new desktop medium-throughput semiconductor-based next generation sequencing (NGS) system—GENETRON S5, showcases Genetron Health’s ongoing commitment to providing early screening, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, as well as continuous monitoring and care services.

“The approval of GENETRON S5 provides another excellent choice for clinical laboratories and adds another powerful instrument for the standardization of molecular diagnosis. GENETRON S5 will deliver high-quality laboratory testing while providing data for clinical use and precision medicine in a much faster manner,” said Sizhen Wang, Co-founder and CEO of Genetron Health.

 

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Government Targeting $4b Bio-Tech Exports in 10 Years

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Science and Technology (S&T) Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Sunday that the government was focussing on biotechnology to ensure its contribution to GDP up to 4% and increasing its exports to US$4 billion within next 10 years.

Addressing a news conference here at PCSIR Complex, he said that Pakistan could not overcome deficit through wheat, cotton and textile products alone.

That was why, the government was focusing on innovative technologies in every field, he added. The federal minister said that the process to shortlist astronauts for Pakistan’s first Space Mission-2022 would be initiated by February 2020, asserting that the country would send its first space mission in collaboration with China.

 

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