Health Timeline

Low-Carb Diets Trump Low-Fat For Weight Loss And Heart Health

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Low-carb diets were regarded as dangerous for decades. Cardiac surgeons like Dr. Mehmet Oz warned against the bacon-covered steaks sizzling with butter that are allowed on these weight loss plans, claiming that they caused heart disease and high cholesterol. But in recent years, low-carb diets have been redeemed via studies that show they actually trump… Read more »

Joan Lunden Talks Cancer, Hair Loss In ‘People’ Cover

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Joan Lunden, the former Good Morning America anchor, is battling breast cancer and appears on the latest issue of People magazine after having undergone several chemotherapy treatments. The 64-year-old Lunden shows that with or without hair, she’s beautiful inside and out. She told the magazine that she wanted to appear as she is, no wigs… Read more »

E-Cigarettes Won’t Help Smokers Quit Says New Study

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When e-cigarettes were initially released, the general reaction to them across the board was positive. They were intended to help those who smoked to be able to stop. They eliminated second-hand smoke and they provided smokers with a genuine, nicotine-charged alternative to lighting up. Then groups and individuals started getting concerned about what was being… Read more »

Bone Paste Could Repair Osteoporosis Damage

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Bone paste could halt the damaging effects of osteoporosis. The non-invasive treatment would use stem cells, which are encased in calcium phosphate microspheres. Although stem cells are capable of regenerating bone, the delicate cells usually die during or after transplantation. The spheres would protect the cells, while allowing them to regenerate the damaged bone. The… Read more »

Ebola Outbreak: Lockdown In Sierra Leone Deemed ‘Success’

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Officials in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone are calling a three-day lockdown and curfew of citizens a success. Government officials in Sierra Leone called for the lockdown of the region after a spike in Ebola cases. Officials had hoped the policy would help health authorities identify infected individuals and allow them to properly dispose of victims’ bodies…. Read more »

Boy’s Food Allergies Allow Him To Eat Only Three Things

Boy Has Severe Allergies

The fact that people are allergic to certain types of food is not surprising, but have you heard about someone who can only eat bananas, potatoes, and carrots? That is the case with Max Billingham, a 2-year-old boy from Gateshead, England, who has severe food allergies. Max’s mother, Laura, said that it is difficult living… Read more »

How 5 People Reversed Their Diabetes With Food

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There has been an increase in the number of diabetes diagnoses in the past few years. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2010, 25.8 million people had diabetes. In 2012, that number climbed to almost 30 million. Diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels become abnormally high. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body does… Read more »

E. Coli Death: Oregon Girl Dies After Eating A Turkey Sandwich

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E. coli is being blamed in the death of a 4-year-old Oregon girl. On August 30, Serena Profitt shared a turkey sandwich with a 5-year-old friend. Within hours, both children experienced intense gastrointestinal distress. Nine days later, Serena was dead. Five-year-old Brad Sutton remains in critical condition. As reported by The News Guard, the families… Read more »

Alzheimer’s: Anxiety And Sleep Medications May Increase Risk

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Alzheimer’s has been linked to anxiety and sleep medications containing a popular sedative. According to a new study, which was published on Tuesday, long-term use of benzodiazepines could increase the risk of developing the debilitating disease. To conduct the study, scientists examined medical records provided by the Quebec, Canada, health insurance database. The researchers identified… Read more »

Risk Of Developing Alzheimer’s Could Be Increased By Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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A study published recently in the British Medical Journal has linked the use of common anti-anxiety drugs to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. According to USA Today, Alzheimer’s was found to be 51 percent more common in older adults who have taken benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax in the past. Benzodiazepines have… Read more »

What Exactly Am I Supposed To Do With Unused Prescription Drugs?

Unused Prescription Drugs

Consuming prescription drugs is fairly easy to do. You open up wide, toss the drugs into your mouth and swallow. Voilà! However, while everybody knows how to consume prescription drugs, very few people seem to know what to do if and when they need to dispose of them. Adding to the complication is the fact… Read more »