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Sleep Better

Sleep needs are different for everyone. Sleeping influences our health and lifestyle. It’s important to examine lifestyle factors that affect the quantity and quality of your sleep in order to determine how much sleep you actually need. Sleep loss can pose some serious and deadly consequences. Each year, nearly 100,000 automobile crashes are a result… Read more »

E-Cigarettes Are ‘Gateway Drug’ For Teens, New Study Suggests

E-Cigarettes Are 'Gateway Drug' Study Suggests

E-cigarettes may be the ultimate gateway drug, according to the findings of a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, at least when it comes to getting a teenager hooked on regular smoking. (Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that vaporize liquid nicotine.) The study appeared Monday and found that “e-cigarettes are doing more to promote… Read more »

Low-Fat Diet Could Help Women Survive Breast Cancer

A new study reveals that in addition to the other health benefits of a low fat diet, reducing the fat may also help women survive breast cancer.

A new study that was presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium shows that women who have a low fat diet may have a better shot at beating breast cancer and extending their lives than women on conventional American diets. The Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study was conducted by researchers from Los Angeles Biomedical Research… Read more »

Phthalates: Avoid Exposure To This ‘Everywhere Chemical’ [ Video]

Phthalates Chemicals Are Toxic

Phthalates are a group of chemicals made by humans that are associated with a variety of serious health issues. This family of compounds is sometimes referred to as everywhere chemicals since they are used in making numerous products people use every day. However, phthalates pose a significant health danger to all humans, especially females and… Read more »

Sugar Spikes Profits For Most Powerful Companies On Earth [Video]

Sugar Spikes Profits

Sugar spikes the profits of the most familiar and powerful companies in the world. The trillion-dollar food industry in North America goes to great lengths to try and figure out what makes people crave their product. Eventually, they figure out the exact amount of ingredients to add to their goods, referred to as the bliss… Read more »

Reversing Alzheimer’s? A New Study Offers Hope

Vitamin D, DHA, Coconut Oil, Exercise, and a Healthy Diet could reverse alzheimer's symptoms says new study.

Alzheimer’s Disease can be devastating for the 5 million Americans affected by the debilitating disease and their families who struggle with providing their care, but a new study from researchers at UCLA may offer some hope. Researchers at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) lead by Dr. Dale Bredesen, who is currently the director of… Read more »

Low Sperm Count Is Key ‘Sickness’ Marker Says New Study


According to a new study, poor sperm quality is a key indicator of other health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and skin and glandular disorders. The low or poor sperm quality probably isn’t actually the cause of these health problems, but rather, a significant effect. Researchers say that semen (sperm) quality in men… Read more »

U.S. Health Rankings Report Shows Quality Of American Life In Peril

Health Rankings 2014 Report

Each year, United Health Foundation provides a report of the United States’ health rankings. The primary objective of the yearly report is to encourage action to improve public health. The not-for-profit, private foundation released their 2014 Annual report on Wednesday. For 25 years, United Health Foundation has been tracking the health of Americans. Their passion… Read more »

HIV Is Evolving, Ability To Cause AIDS Is Weakening

Scanning Electron Micrograph of HIV-1

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, is evolving rapidly and this is weakening its ability to cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, AIDS, according to a new University of Oxford-led study. The study concluded that the decreasing virulence of HIV could lead to the end of the AIDS pandemic. According to the study titled, “Impact of HLA-driven HIV… Read more »

84 Percent Of Vegetarians Become Meat Eaters Again, Study Finds

Vegetarians Not Up For The Challenge

Know any vegetarians? If so, you won’t for long. According to a new study from the Humane Research Council (HRC), those who identify with the strict, no-meat diet usually don’t have the stomach to stay at it. In fact, the HRC study finds that a staggering 84 percent of people who at one point identify… Read more »

Heart Attack Study Says Women Should Think Twice About Aspirin As Prevention

Woman Heart Attack

Studies have stated that taking low-dose aspirin can help lower risks of colon cancer, heart disease, and, by proxy, heart attacks. Physicians often prescribe low-dose aspirin as a preventive for those at risk of heart disease or attack, but a new study says that potential side-effects of taking aspirin regularly could outweigh any benefit received… Read more »

Ineffective Influenza Vaccine: Why You Should Still Get Vaccinated

The influenza vaccine this year might not be effective.

The annual influenza vaccine is an important part of the season. In years past, the vaccine has proven to be effective in over 50 percent of the patients who receive it. This year, unfortunately, that is not the case. The CDC released a statement on Thursday indicating that the influenza vaccine might not be nearly… Read more »

Smoking May Kill The Y Chromosome

Research indicates that  Y chromosome counts may be affected by smoking habits in men.

The Y chromosome. Men have it. Women don’t. New results in genetic research may have revealed why men are more prone to smoking-related illnesses than women, and why they have a higher mortality rate than their female counterparts. Everyone knows that the Y chromosome is responsible for determining gender, but recent findings suggest it may… Read more »

Puerto Rico Suffers From Chikungunya Virus

Chikungunya virus outbreak in Puerto Rico was addressed by the CDC.

The past few months have been filled with epidemics; the most noticeable of them would be Ebola. Chikungunya is a virus that mostly slipped under the radar in news stories about the varied illnesses. It is a mosquito-borne virus that causes severe joint and muscle pain as well as fever, headache, nausea, and a rash…. Read more »

A Few Simple Ways For Reducing Your Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress And Depression

Holiday stress and depression can spoil your holidays and be harmful to your health. However, you don’t have to become a victim to these emotional setbacks. Preventing holiday stress and depression should be first and foremost, especially if you have a history of stressful and depressing holidays. It’s important to be realistic. Don’t expect the… Read more »

Algae Could Help Repair Heart Damage After A Heart Attack

Promising medicine from the sea could help heart attack survivors.

There is a new study currently under way that may show some promise for heart attack victims using the amazing healing properties of the sea. The Stony Brook Medicine’s Heart Institute has become the newest part of the PRESERVATION clinical trial looking at the possible effects that algae may have on helping to repair a… Read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Twice As Prevalent As Originally Thought

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Worse Than Thought

Fetal alcohol syndrome is worse than scientists originally thought, and according to a new study, the mother’s binge drinking is largely to blame. The findings come from research done on more than 1,400 first graders. The Argus Leader‘s Jon Walker explains. “The study by Sanford Research and several affiliates indicates that alcohol harms 2 percent… Read more »

Loneliness Study Shows The Condition Is A Disease, Not A Symptom

Loneliness Study Reveals Surprises About Previously Thought Symptom

A new loneliness study has revealed that the feeling of being isolated — at least emotionally — from the rest of the world, is not just a symptom of depression. It’s an actual disease. Forbes reports that the research was co-authored by John Cacioppo, a “pioneer in the field of social neuroscience,” that the site… Read more »

Marijuana Could Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, A New Study Claims

This Marijuana Alzheimer's Study Has Some Great News For Patients, Families

Marijuana and Alzheimer’s Disease have been linked in a new study, with the popular drug showing that it might be a good weapon in the fight against the deadly disease. The study was originally published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and the findings “strongly suggest that THC [the main active ingredient in marijuana] could… Read more »

Pain Management: Scientists Discover Off-Switch For Pain In The Brain

Study finds a way to activate the 'off-switch' for pain in the brain

Researchers at St. Louis University have made a promising breakthrough in the field of pain management that could help millions of patients who suffer with chronic pain. Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States, reports Medical News Today, affecting more people than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. According to… Read more »