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Mississippi Best In Nation At Vaccinating Children, Report Claims

Mississippi Best In Nation At Vaccines For Kids

Mississippi gets a lot of flak for how it runs its state. In fact, for the longest time, there has been a saying — “Thank God for Mississippi” — that anyone from [insert state here] likes to break out any time their own state is recognized for a dubious distinction because, chances are (or so… Read more »

New Tests Predicting Heart Attacks May Save More Lives

heart attack

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, as reported in Parade magazine on January 30. Unfortunately, many don’t know their risk. In fact, although similar numbers of men and women go to emergency rooms complaining of heart attacks, a slightly higher number of women die from them, SCOPE, published by Stanford… Read more »

Could Binge-Watching TV Shows Be Dangerous Viewing?

Binge-Watching TV Leads To Depression

It’s time to put down that remote according to researchers in Austin, Texas who have been looking at how binge-watching TV could be dangerous viewing. What Your TV Binge-Watching Routine Says About You https://t.co/XZJFn072e6 via @YahooHealth — Michele Promaulayko (@michprom) January 29, 2015 With video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu and certain TV shows… Read more »

University Of Minnesota Measles Case Confirmed

A measles case was identified in the University of Minnesota.

A student at the University of Minnesota has been diagnosed with a case of measles. The 20-year-old student had just returned to the university after having traveled internationally. After three days of classes he sought medical attention from the University of Minnesota’s Fairview Hospital. There, he was diagnosed with measles. According to MPR News, the… Read more »

ADHD: Strong Evidence Points To Household Pesticides As Contributing Risk Factor

ADHD Risk Factor

ADHD research found strong evidence that household pesticides may be a risk factor for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Associate professor in the Department and Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, member of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and lead author Jason Richardson said exposure to pyrethroid pesticides… Read more »

Quit Smoking And Get Paid Is Having More Success

Quit Smoking And Get Paid

Quiting smoking and receiving a financial reward is emerging as a new and successful smoking cessation strategy for health care professionals and researchers. In a study published in BMJ on January 27, a higher percentage of pregnant women successfully quit smoking when offered a financial incentive. Lead researcher Professor David Tappin, of Glasgow University in… Read more »

Dementia And Alzheimer’s Disease Link To Common Drugs

Dementia Linked To Common Drugs

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease risks are likely to increase when taking over-the-counter medications and other common drugs, according to a new study. Researchers found a link between antidepressants, antihistamines, sleeping aids, bladder control medication, and dementia. On January 26, they published the findings of their recent cohort study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Included on the… Read more »

Fish May Be Great For Pregnant Women Researchers Say

fish

Often called “brain food,” the nutritious benefits derived from eating fish has been well documented and well-known for many years. Fish is a rich source of valuable Omega fatty acids, which are essential for various body functions. Now, a recent nutritional study states that eating fish is not only beneficial for expecting mothers, but for… Read more »

Stem Cells Could Eliminate Skin Grafting In Treatment Of Severe Burns [Study]

Stem Cells To Treat Burn Victims, According To Study

Stem cells are seen as a highly effective form of treatment in the medical community for a number of diseases and conditions. They’ve been shown to be remarkable treatments particularly for cancers like lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia, breast cancer, neuroblastoma, renal cell carcinoma, and ovarian cancer. They’ve also been proven effective in treating autoimmune diseases,… Read more »

E-Cigarettes Dangerous? Cancer Risk Increased Up To 15 Times That Of Traditional Smokers, Study Suggests

E-Cigarettes Damages Healthy Cells

E-Cigarettes are marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, is this claim true? New research suggests that electronic cigarettes’ vapor can contain a surprisingly high concentration of formaldehyde. According to NPR, the latest research is shedding light on the safety concerns of e-cigarettes. David Peyton, a chemistry professor at Portland State University who… Read more »

Fascinating Video Explains Scientifically-Proven Benefits Of Meditation

meditation

Meditation might sound like mumbo-jumbo to many, but science has actually proven the powerful benefits that can be derived from practicing the ancient art. Experts agree on the health advantages of engaging in meditative activities, and recent studies have even confirmed its great contributions to people’s physical and psychological well-being. YouTube channel ASAPScience recently presented… Read more »

Ebola Vaccine To Hit Liberia On Friday

Ebola vaccine Liberia

As several companies clamor to invent an Ebola vaccine effective enough to overturn the virus’ advances in West Africa, British healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline officially sent its experimental offering to Liberia. When it arrives on Friday, it will be the first Ebola vaccine to reach the disease-ravaged region, reported the New York Times. Of 30,000 test… Read more »